Mercedes-Benz launches their top-end luxury limousine ‘S-Class’ in India. The S-Class is termed as the ‘Best Car in the World’ by critics and media, it represents fascination of the brand. With more than 8000, S-Class on Indian roads, Mercedes-Benz has launched the seventh generation of its flagship limousine in India today. With numerous human centric innovations around driver assistance, protection and interaction, not only does the S-Class become more intelligent, it also takes the driving experience to an altogether new level. The ex-showroom India prices start at ₹2.17 crore for the S 400d 4MATIC; and as for the S 450d 4MATIC, prices begin at ₹2.19 crore.
The new S-Class has now evolved into a refuge while travelling between the home and workplace. Nearly all comfort-related dimensions of the S-Class have been improved in the front as well as on the rear seats. The sense of space is generous. The sculptured look of the dashboard, center console, and armrests appears to float above an expansive interior landscape. The seats invite the occupants to sit down and relax. Up to 19 motors in the front seats makes it easier for passengers to find a comfortable seating position. The seats also offer ten different massage programs. They use vibration motors and can enhance the effect of a relaxing massage.
The NTG7 MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) debuts in the new S-Class. Setting another milestone as the interface between the driver, passengers, and vehicle: with five screens on board. The computing power of MBUX has increased by 50 percent compared to the system in the previous model. Additionally, the MBUX Interior voice assistant “Hey Mercedes” can also be controlled from the rear seats in the new S-Class. The all-new portrait OLED head unit now provides a 64% larger screen area in high resolution providing a fantastic User Interface. The car also has a redesigned new instrument cluster of 12.3”. he Active ambient lighting with around 250 LEDs is now integrated into the driving assistance systems and is able to reinforce warnings visually. In addition, feedback is possible when operating the climate control system or the 'Hey Mercedes' voice assistant, from individual seats. This in addition to the regular 64 color ambient lighting
With the new S-Class, Mercedes-Benz takes another step closer to its vision of accident-free driving. The driver is supported by numerous new or extended driving assistance systems. When a dangerous situation is detected, the assistance systems are able to respond to impending collisions as the situation demands. With improved environmental sensors, the parking systems provide the driver increased support when maneuvering at low speed. With an all-new rear-axle steering, the S-Class is as maneuverable as a compact car. The steering angle at the rear axle is up to 4.5 degrees, allowing impressive maneuverability and agility in city areas. At the same time, the handling benefits from a virtual extension of the wheelbase at higher speeds.
Powering the new fully imported Mercedes-Benz S-Class are two engine options- a petrol and diesel. The S 400d comes with the familiar OM656 in-line 6-cylinder, diesel engine that produces 330hp and a notable 700Nm of torque. The S 450 petrol engine is also an in-line 6-cylinder, turbocharged unit, that churns out 367hp and 500Nm. Mercedes' 4Matic all-wheel drive system and a 9-speed automatic gearbox come standard on both variants.
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