Made-in-India Mercedes S-Class launched at Rs. 1.57 core

The locally assembled Mercedes-Benz S-Class costs up to Rs. 60 lakh less than the CBU version.

Mercedes-Benz has launched the made-in-India S-Class. The CKD version is available in two variants S 350d 4Matic and S 450 4Matic priced at Rs. 1.57 crore and Rs. 1.62 crore (ex-showroom), respectively.

The new generation S-Class is slightly larger than its predecessor. It features sleek LED headlamps at the front with a classy chrome grille in the centre. It even has retractable door handles. While the CBU version was offered with 20-inch AMG Line wheels, the locally assembled S-Class gets 19-inch alloys.

On the inside, the S-Class comes loaded with creature comforts. These include seats with massage function, ambient lighting, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, panoramic sunroof, 15-speaker Burmester 3D sound system, a 12.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and an entertainment package.

The diesel version of the S-Class comes with 3.0-litre 6-cylinder oil burner that puts out 282 BHP @ 3,600-4,200 rpm and 600 Nm @ 1,200-3,200 rpm. The S 450 is powered by a 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder petrol engine that produces 362 BHP @ 5,500-6,100 rpm and 500 Nm @ 1,600-4,500 rpm. Both engines are paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission.

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