New Mercedes-Benz S-Class
|* Fuel Economy
6.1 / 9.1 km/l city/highway, 3.5L V6 Petrol
7 / 11.1 km/l city/highway, 3.0L V6 Diesel
6.8 / 9.7 km/l city/highway, 5.5L V8 Petrol
6 / 9 km/l (city/highway), AMG Petrol
3.0L V6, 210 bhp Diesel
3.5L V6, 272 bhp Petrol
5.5L V8, 388 bhp Petrol
AMG 6.3 L V8 Engine, 525 bhp, Petrol
AMG 6.0L V12 Biturbo Engine, 612 bhp, Petrol
7-Speed G-TRONIC Automatic Transmission (AT)
AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7G-Tronic Transmission (AT)
AMG SPEEDSHIFT 5-Speed Automatic Transmission
|* Estimated values may differ under various conditions.
High driving dynamics and agile handling.
Sturdy and well-built.
Exceptionally comfortable massage seats.
Elegant and spacious interiors.
Precise shifting AT.
No choice of a manual transmission.
Mercedes Benz, a synonym for luxury, launched its luxury flagship in India in 1996. Mercedes-Benz, a division of Daimler-Chrysler, has seen consistent rise in its car sales in India. The Mercedes S-Class has always been referred to as the most luxurious and most spacious vehicle in the Mercedes Benz line-up. The "S-class" is an abbreviation for the German word "Sonderklasse" which means "special class" or a specially outfitted car.
In March 2003, the new S-Class, S 350 L, was launched in the Indian market in a petrol version. Currently, the S-Class comes in two variants: S 350 Long, S 500 Long . The new S-Class sedan reflects the Mercedes tradition of modest grace that is universally gorgeous, and instills excitement into its overall design theme. The S-Class has always been the choice of kings, statesmen, and business tycoons. The new S-Class continues the tradition of resetting the luxury and safety benchmark for this segment. AMG tuning satisfies the passion of performance crazy drivers.
The S-Class has been given a sportier look, giving it a young and more modern silhouette all around, keeping in mind the increasing young buyers. The S-Class competes with the Audi A8 and the BMW 7-Series.
Powertrain & Performance
The S 350 variant comes with a powerful 3.5L V-6 petrol engine that produces 272 bhp and forks out 350 Nm of torque. The S 320 CDI variant has a smaller 3.0L V-6 engine that generates 210 bhp and 490 Nm of torque. Both variants come standard with a '7G-TRONIC,' 7-speed automatic transmission, which is unique globally. In addition, 'DIRECT SELECT,' an attractively styled steering-column selector lever is provided, which can be gently pressed to operate the 7G-TRONIC. The S 500 L is propelled by a 5.5L V8 engine which is paired with a 7-speed automatic gearbox. The engine can churn out a power output of 388 bhp and a torque of 505 Nm.
AMG models - S 63 is powered by 6.3L V8 naturally aspirated petrol engine which delivers 525 bhp of power and 630 Nm of peak torque. The S65 is powered by a more powerful AMG tuned 6.0L V12 Biturbo petrol engine which generates a maximum of 612 bhp of power and 1000 Nm of torque. It was adjudged the 'Best Performance Engine' at the International Engine Of The Year Awards (2009) after beating 70 rivals to reach the top spot. While the 6.3L engine is mated to AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7G-Tronic Engine, the powertrain in S65 is paired with AMG SPEEDSHIFT 5-Speed Automatic Transmission.
The S-Class returns 6 km/l in the city and it renders 9 km/l on the highway. The AMG gives better awe inspiring performance. This sedan adopts the Mercedes-Benz brake assist system, which gives audio and visual warnings if the S-Class trains a vehicle in front that is too close. If the warning is ignored, the car will automatically engage the brakes to slow down or simply bring itself to a stop. The AMG Tuners offer active body control suspension with special AMG spring struts with firmer damping. The S-Class keeps cabin noise to a minimum, even when revved hard beyond 120 km/h. The S 500 L and the AMG tuned S-Class can achieve a top speed of 250km/h. Its active body control prevents roll-over and improves handling during hard cornering.
Build & Styling
Gracefully designed, the S-Class is gorgeous and has a sleek shape with dynamic flowing lines, which gives it a timeless elegant feel. The all-new distinguishing headlamps, alloy wheels, and an opulent interior add to its luxurious looks. AMG S class comes with a specially tuned body styling added with front lip spoiler, a sports exhaust system, forged alloy wheels and side skirts.
The electronically adjustable seats are ergonomically designed for comfortable long journeys. The AMG versions get AMG sports seats with leather upholstery. An AMG sports steering wheel and a race car like instrument cluster including Analogue clock with IWC design and Sports pedal.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class, with its awe-inspiring looks and technical innovations, offers some classy interior amenities. Some of the interior features include a flexible glass sunroof equipped with a sliding roof and a new wind deflector system for panoramic country view. LEDs provide ample ambient lighting under the wood trim in door linings and the dashboard. The 4-Zone Climate Control option allows for a separate temperature environment for each quadrant of the cabin.
The brilliant aerodynamic feature produces minimal drag. The car is equipped with a speed-sensitive power steering. The self-adjusting suspension system reduces the car's height for least air resistance. The S-Class gets the 'night view assist' (optional), which is a Mercedes-Benz innovation that makes a valuable contribution to perceptual safety. By means of infrared main-beam headlamps, the 'night view assist' ensures better detection of objects and surroundings at night. The new reversing camera (optional) makes reverse parking easier and safer. The AMG S class version get high quality performance oriented braking system.