Mercedes-Benz India will launch the new S-Class (V223) on June 17, 2021 and announce its pricing. The new S-Class will provide a choice of six-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines.
- The first batch of Mercedes S-Class will be sold in India as the first edition
- Will be fully imported; locally assembled models will be launched later
- Equipped with standard 4Matic all-wheel drive
New Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Engine and powertrain options for India
The fully imported Mercedes-Benz S-Class Launch Edition will have two variants-diesel 400d 4Matic and gasoline 450 4Matic. The S 400d will use the familiar OM656 inline six-cylinder diesel engine for other large new Mercedes in India, and will produce 326hp and a significant 700Nm torque. The S 450 gasoline will also be equipped with an inline six-cylinder turbocharger, which can output 362 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. All-wheel drive and 9-speed automatic transmission will be the standard configuration of these two variants.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class India release: what to expect?
Like several other Launch Edition models launched earlier by Mercedes-Benz in India, the flagship S-Class sedan will be equipped with a long list of equipment. Some of these devices may or may not be available as options for locally assembled models to be launched later.
In appearance, the new S-class Launch Edition will be equipped with Mercedes’ new “Digital Light” LED headlights. These devices are said to be able to project symbols and guides onto the road. Launch Edition will also be equipped with pop-up door handles, and more importantly, with rear-wheel steering. The latter should make luxury cars more flexible and easier to maneuver. Launch Editions will be decorated with AMG Line, giving the car a more sporty appearance through more aggressive design elements and alloy wheels.
Inside, you will see a 12.3-inch instrument display behind the steering wheel, and Mercedes’ new 12.8-inch portrait touch screen, which occupies a large part of the center console. The new OLED touch screen will run Mercedes’ latest MBUX system (NTG7) and have facial, voice and fingerprint recognition functions. In addition, like other MBUX-equipped Mercedes, the system will receive over-the-air (OTA) updates. The system will also be equipped with 320GB of storage space and 16GB of RAM. In addition, 64-color active ambient lighting, Burmester 4D surround sound system and front massage seats will also be unique to the Launch Edition.
The S-Class Launch Edition will be equipped with bench seats in the second row. The outer seats can be electrically adjusted, with leg raising and massage functions. The driver package includes allowing passengers to adjust the passenger seat, rear seat entertainment screen, and Central tablet computer controller for various in-vehicle functions. Another unique feature of the S-Class is that luxury cars will be equipped with rear and front airbags.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Release Edition: exterior color and interior
Buyers will have five colors to choose from-Designo Diamond White, Onyx Black, Anthracite Blue, Red Tourmaline Red and Emerald Green. The first two models will offer Macchiato Beige or Sienna Brown nappa leather upholstery, while the other three models will offer one of them, depending on the exterior color.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Competitor in India
Like its predecessor, the new S-Class will compete with traditional competitors, namely BMW 7 Series with Audi A8, In the Indian market.
In addition to providing standard long-wheelbase models, Mercedes will also launch its flagship model Maybach S-Class Limousine In India in the next few months.It is expected that Mercedes’ latest all-electric car will follow these Equalizer Flagship sedan.
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