Tech2 news teamJune 17, 2021 1:49:47 pm
Mercedes-Benz India has followed the launch of the Maybach GLS 600 ultra-luxury SUV with the launch of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, with prices starting at Rs 2.17 crore. Revealed in the second half of 2020, the new generation S-Class (known internally by its code name V223) will initially ship to India in fully built (CBU) form, and will be available in the fully loaded launch edition. ‘Guise in two versions: the diesel S 400 d 4MATIC (priced at Rs 2.17 crore) and the gasoline S 450 4MATIC (priced at Rs 2.19 crore, both priced outside the showroom, India).
The new S-Class is said to be a clear leap over the outgoing model on the technology, comfort and safety fronts. The ‘Launch Edition’ of the S-Class, limited to 150 units, gets select high-end features that may or may not be available in the standard S-Class variants to follow later. Mercedes-Benz India has confirmed that more than half of the 150 Launch Edition units for India are already reserved. As standard, Launch Edition models feature the AMG Line Style Package, which adds sportier-looking front and rear bumpers, chrome trim, AMG 20-inch multi-spoke light-alloy wheels, a flat-bottomed sports steering wheel and AMG pedals.
Compared to its predecessor, the new S-Class has grown 34mm in length, 22mm in width and 12mm in height. The wheelbase has also been lengthened by 51mm, creating 24mm of additional legroom for rear-seat passengers. The boot capacity has also increased by 20 liters to 550 liters. Mercedes-Benz says the new S-class is one of the most aerodynamically efficient cars in the world, with a drag coefficient of 0.22cd. In India, the new S-Class will be available in a total of five exterior colors: Diamond White, Onyx Black, Anthracite Blue, Rubellite Red and Emerald Green. Inside, there are two color schemes to choose from: Macchiato Beige on Magma Gray and Sienna Brown on Black.
In its latest generation, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class also has more technology than ever. Taking center stage inside the new S-Class are a 12.8-inch tablet-style OLED infotainment display and a 12.3-inch 3D digital instrument display. The car features the latest MBUX infotainment system and features voice and fingerprint recognition. Also part of the package are ventilated front seats with memory function, a Burmester 4D 31-speaker surround sound system, power rear seats with massage function, wireless smartphone charging for front and rear passengers and an optional chauffeur package. (which adds a power legrest for the outer rear seat). There are a total of three displays for the rear seat passengers in the new S-Class: two displays mounted on the front seatbacks for entertainment purposes and a portable tablet built into the center armrest, which can be used for control vital functions.
Introduced today in S 450 4MATIC and S 400 d 4MATIC forms, the new S-Class has 3.0-liter six-cylinder gasoline and diesel engine options. The petrol unit produces 367 hp and 500 Nm of torque, while the diesel produces 330 hp and a colossal 700 Nm of torque. A nine-speed automatic gearbox is standard, as is the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. In terms of acceleration, Mercedes says that the gasoline S-Class will do 0-100 km / h in 5.1 seconds, and the diesel version will do it in 5.4 seconds. The maximum speed is limited to 250 km / h. A plug-in hybrid version is also scheduled (with up to 100 kilometers of electric range only). Mercedes-Benz is also likely to bring the new-generation Maybach S-Class to India later this year.
There is also an active ambient lighting system with a total of 263 LEDs. However, certain high-end features available for the S-Class abroad have been provided, such as the augmented reality head-up display and the interior assistant (which uses cameras to track the movements of the car’s occupants and activate the proactive certain functions). a penalty.
Interestingly, the Indian-spec S-Class also has rear axle steering, but it is the basic of the two options available globally, steering the rear wheels in the opposite direction from the front wheels by up to 4.5 degrees for easy maneuverability on the road. the city. The higher spec option available overseas steers the rear wheels up to a significant 10 degrees to make the new S-Class even more agile in tight spaces.
Part of the safety kit are a world’s first front airbag for the rear seat passenger, as well as the Pre-Safe Impulse side feature (part of the E-Active Body Control suspension), which raises the car 80mm when it detects an imminent side collision.