Mercedes-Benz S-Class India Launch highlights: top-tier luxury sedan now costs Rs 2.17 crore

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Price in India, 2021 Mercedes Benz S-Class Sedan Launch Live News: The German carmaker is all set to announce the price of their flagship luxury sedan in India. This new iteration of S-CLass is a new-generation model that brings many changes along with the update.

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Mercedes Benz S-Class Sedan India Launch, Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2021 Price in India

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan India Launch Live Updates: Brace yourselves for the India debut of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class! The S-Class has always been the top-tier product in the German car manufacturer’s portfolio and offers an uber-luxurious environment and top-of-the-line features. The same is true for the 2021 S-Class as it comes with some really cool technology inside the cabin. We are expected to get the long wheelbase version of the S-Class in India. The dimensions have increased a little bit compared to the previous model as well and that translates into more space for the occupants and their luggage. It also comes with a new and improved second-generation MBUX system and a virtual assistant and a new 12.8-inch touchscreen infotainment screen mounted in portrait orientation at the centre of the dashboard.

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    13:32 (IST)17 Jun 2021
    That's all folks!

    Thank you for joining us for the launch of the new-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class. For more information on the S-Class and many other vehicles, follow our social media handles.

    13:21 (IST)17 Jun 2021
    Immersive audio experience with 4D surround sound

    Mercedes Benz S-Class Sedan India Launch, Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2021 Price in India

    Audiophiles can kit the new S-Class with a 31- speaker Burmester 4D surround sound system with a total output of 1,750W. The intensity of the sound can be customised for each seat and things like navigation details can be directed specifically to the driver seat. 

    13:11 (IST)17 Jun 2021
    You can have it in AMG Line

    Mercedes Benz S-Class Sedan India Launch, Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2021 Price in India

    The S-Class will also be offered in a sporty AMG Line this time around. The AMG Line gets bigger 20-inch alloy wheels, sporty front air intakes with chrome fins, rear apron with diffuser, stainless steel pedals and a sportier steering wheel. 

    13:04 (IST)17 Jun 2021
    The pricing

    Mercedes Benz S-Class Sedan India Launch, Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2021 Price in India

    Here are the prices for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class which will be brought to India as a CBU. The diesel-powered S400d 4MATIC costs Rs 2.17 crore while the petrol-powered S400 4MATIC costs Rs 2.19 crore (all prices are ex-showroom). This is a substantial jump over the Rs 1.4 crore starting price of the previous model.

    12:52 (IST)17 Jun 2021
    Petrol and diesel engine options available

    Mercedes will be launching the new S-Class in two trims - S400 d 4MATIC and S450 4MATIC. The S400 d is powered by a 2,925cc, six-cylinder petrol engine that produces 330hp of peak power and 700Nm of peak torque. For the petrol-powered S400 d model, it gets a 2,999cc, six-cylinder engine that makes 367hp and 500Nm. Both engine options will come paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission and have a top speed of 250kmph. The diesel-powered S-Class goes from 0-100kmph in 5.4 seconds while the petrol powered one does the same in 5.1 seconds. 

    12:51 (IST)17 Jun 2021
    All around safety

    Mercedes Benz S-Class Sedan India Launch, Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2021 Price in India

    Mercedes has left no stone unturned when it comes to the safety of occupants. Their limousine comes with a total of 10 airbags and even has front airbags for the second-row passenger that are located in the back of the front seats.

    12:41 (IST)17 Jun 2021
    In search of higher market share

    Mercedes Benz S-Class Sedan India Launch, Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2021 Price in India

    The company plans to grow even further in the Indian market. Their goal is to grow by 50 per cent within the first half of 2021 and based on the state of current orders, the company is well on its way to achieving the same.

    12:38 (IST)17 Jun 2021
    Sedans still going strong

    Mercedes Benz S-Class Sedan India Launch, Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2021 Price in India

    Despite the market being full of SUVs, Mercedes has seen great growth in the sedan segment. More than half of the company's sales in the last 5 years came from sedans.

    12:34 (IST)17 Jun 2021
    And so it begins!

    Mercedes Benz S-Class Sedan India Launch, Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2021 Price in India

    Martin Schwenk, MD & CEO Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd. takes the stage to introduce the new S-Class in India

    12:23 (IST)17 Jun 2021
    Comfort for neck and shoulders

    As an added feature, one can have adjustable and heatable additional cushions on the head restraints in the second-row seats. The heating function of the cushions is activated via seat heating and uses an integrated heating membrane that gently warms the occupant's head and neck area. 

    12:13 (IST)17 Jun 2021
    Entertainment for all

    Mercedes Benz S-Class Sedan India Launch, Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2021 Price in India

    Passengers in the second row get a total of three screens for meeting their entertainment needs. There are two 11.6-inch touchscreens that are mounted at the back of the front seats and one can even get an optional tablet that sits in the centre armrest. This is an android based tablet and can even be used outside the car with support for installing apps like you would on a normal tablet. There is even a wireless charging pad and USB ports in the second row.

    12:00 (IST)17 Jun 2021
    Watch the launch of new S-Class with us

    You too can participate in the live press conference being held by Mercedes-Benz India for the launch of the 2021 S-Class. The event will be live-streamed on their YouTube channel and will begin at 12:30PM

    11:53 (IST)17 Jun 2021
    Premium seats for second-row occupants

    Since S-Class is a vehicle that is usually bought by people who would spend most of their time sitting in the second-row, there are a host of luxury features and plenty of legroom there. The seats come with a recline function and electronically extendable footrest so that occupants can travel in maximum comfort. Second-row passengers can also adjust the front row seats from the back itself. The second-row seats offer plenty of adjustments and come with ventilation and massage function as well. 

    11:43 (IST)17 Jun 2021
    Light it up!

    Mercedes Benz S-Class Sedan India Launch, Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2021 Price in India

    With the optional Ambient Active Light system, there are a total of 250 individual LEDs that light up the cabin. These lights not only give the cabin a nice ambience but can also act as additional indicators for warnings and also give visual feedback to certain things like the temperature control and voice command. 

    11:33 (IST)17 Jun 2021
    It gets rear-axle steering

    As the S-Class is a bigger vehicle and thus requires more effort when it comes to manoeuvring, Mercedes is providing the S-Class with the option of rear-axle steering with a maximum steering angle of 10-degrees. Not only does this improve the handling of this enormous sedan when on the move, but it also reduces the turning circle radius by up to 2 metres compared to the models that do not have rear-wheel steer. 

    11:22 (IST)17 Jun 2021
    Innovative Digital Lights feature

    A standout feature of the headlamps in the new S-Class is called Digital Light that are capable of projecting signs and symbols on the road. This can help warn the driver regarding any upcoming dangers like pedestrians or any construction work happening on the road. Each headlamp is capable of generating a resolution of 1.3 million pixels for a total of 2.6 million pixels per vehicle.

    11:08 (IST)17 Jun 2021
    So, what has changed on the outside?

    Mercedes Benz S-Class Sedan India Launch, Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2021 Price in India

    On the outside, subtle changes can be observed in the new S-Class. The headlamps are sleeker, the DRL design is no longer consists of three stripes rather it just has a single brow on each side. A massive front grille sits above the redesigned bumper. The wraparound LED tail lights are radically different from the ones seen in the old previous model as well. 

    10:55 (IST)17 Jun 2021
    Size matters

    Mercedes Benz S-Class Sedan India Launch, Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2021 Price in India

    While the previous model was pretty big in size, Mercedes has decided to make the new S-Class even bigger, if only by just a little. The means that the new long wheelbase version of the sedan is 5,289mm in length, 1,954mm in width, 1,503mm in height. The wheelbase has also gone up by 51mm and now stands at 3,216mm. 

    10:43 (IST)17 Jun 2021
    HUD with AR capabilities

    As expected from a vehicle of this class, the new S-Class also gets a head-up display for the ease of the driver. But a unique thing about this HUD is the fact that it incorporates Augmented Reality (AR) features to display arrows for taking turns as if they are actually there on the road. A feature like this greatly helps the driver keep their eyes on the road and not look back at the touchscreen for directions.  

    10:35 (IST)17 Jun 2021
    Keeping up the times

    The new S-Class features the second generation of the Mercedes Benz User Experience (MBUX) system. It has support for OTA updates and gets ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice control.  Over 50 electronic components can be updated through this feature. The intelligent system can even recognise the voice of individual occupants inside the cabin and then interact with them based on their preference. 

    09:59 (IST)17 Jun 2021
    A new touchscreen infotainment system

    Mercedes Benz S-Class Sedan India Launch, Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2021 Price in India

    Mercedes has gone for a 12.8-inch display, mounted in portrait format instead of the regular landscape orientation. According to the company, this makes displaying longer lists easier. Also, this is no ordinary LCD display, it is an Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED). This technology is also seen in high-end smartphones and TVs. OLED displays provide deeper blacks, have a better contrast ratio, wider viewing angles and consume less energy too. 

    09:33 (IST)17 Jun 2021
    Handle with care

    For enhanced appeal and better aerodynamics, the new S-Class comes with flush-fitting door handles. Since there is a keyless entry system, when the key is detected near the car, the door handles pop out and then retract back in later on. It even has a drag coefficient of just 0.22 which is better than many cars out there.

    09:00 (IST)17 Jun 2021
    The start of something 'superb'!

    Mercedes Benz S-Class Sedan India Launch, Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2021 Price in India

    S-Class has always been a flagship product from the German carmaker and offered the best in terms of luxury and comfort. The name S-Class comes from the German term Sonderklasse which means ‘super class’. The very first car that was officially called “S-Class” was the W116 that came out almost 49 years ago in 1972. 

    08:30 (IST)17 Jun 2021
    Beginning of a new era

    Mercedes Benz S-Class Sedan India Launch, Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2021 Price in India

    The new S-Class (W223) is actually the seventh generation of the S-Class and is based on the MRA platform. In India, we will get the long wheelbase version of the sedan which has the internal name V223. Even though the luxury sedan is launching in India today, it was unveiled globally in September of 2020. 

    08:04 (IST)17 Jun 2021
    2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is almost here!

    Greetings reader and welcome to the LIVE blog of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class! Stay tuned to this space for updates on the new flagship luxury limousine that is finally making its way to Indian shores. We will be covering all aspects like the price, dimensions, changes and engine options of the vehicle.

    The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class made its global debut in September of 2020 and is now making its way to India. This new generation model is bigger in size and has substantial improvements in the technology department as well.

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