2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class to be launched on June 17
Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will launch the new-generation S-Class sedan in India on June 17. Initially, the car will be offered in a 'Launch Edition,' which shall be available with a choice of 6-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The vehicle will have an elegant design and an upmarket cabin with lots of new-age features. Here are more details.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Launch Edition will sport a muscular bonnet, a chromed grille with slats, new 'Digital Light' LED headlights, and wrap-around taillamps. On the sides, the car will be flanked by indicator-mounted ORVMs, blacked-out B-pillars, pop-out door handles, and multi-spoke designer wheels. It will be offered in five color options: Designo Diamond White, Anthracite Blue, Emerald Green, Rubellite Red, and Onyx Black.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Launch Edition will pack an in-line, 6-cylinder, turbo-petrol mill that makes 362hp/500Nm and an in-line, 6-cylinder, diesel engine that generates 326hp/700Nm. Transmission duties will be handled by a 9-speed automatic gearbox. The in-house 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system will also be available.
The S-Class Launch Edition will have a luxurious cabin with Sienna Brown/Macchiato Beige leather upholstery, 64-color ambient lighting, a Burmester 4D audio system, a tablet for controlling in-car functions, and massaging front seats. It will house a 12.8-inch OLED MBUX touchscreen infotainment console with support for OTA updates and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. For safety, rear-seat airbags will be available, among other provisions.
In India, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Launch Edition will be brought as a completely built unit and is likely to carry a price-tag of around Rs. 1.5 crore. It will take on rivals like the Audi A8 and BMW 7 Series.