Mercedes S-Class facelift (BS-VI) launched in India

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Mercedes S-Class facelift (BS-VI) launched in India

Mercedes-Benz has launched the S-Class facelift in this country. It is available in two variants – S 350d and S 450 priced at Rs. 1.33 crore and Rs. 1.37 crore (ex-showroom, India) respectively. Both the petrol and diesel versions come with BS-VI compliant engines.
S 350d is powered by a new 3.0-litre, in-line 6-cylinder BS-VI compliant diesel engine, which replaces the old V6. It produces 282 BHP and 600 Nm of peak torque.
The S 450 comes with a BS-VI compliant 3.0-litre, V6 petrol engine that delivers 362 BHP and 500 Nm of torque.
Both vehicles come equipped with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
Mercedes S 350d claims the accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 6 seconds, while the S 450 hits 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h.
The car also comes equipped with a 4-zone automatic climate control and a new 3-spoke multi-functional steering. It comes with a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment screen and full-digital instrument cluster. Additionally, customers can also opt for a 64-colour ambient lighting and fragrance package.
The new S-Class comes with radar-based driver assistance systems. These include Active Distance Assist which maintains a set distance to the vehicle in the front at speeds up to 210 km/h.
Active Steering Assist helps keep the car in the centre of its lane both on straight roads and in the bends. In addition to that, the car also gets Active Braking Assist that automatically applies the brakes to avoid vehicles or pedestrians and Blind Spot Assist among others.

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