Mercedes S-Class facelift to debut in March 2017 – Report

Posted on: May 21, 2016 - 9:28am IST

Expected to get a new diesel engine.

According to German website Mercedes Passion Blog, the Mercedes S Class facelift will have its debut in March 2017 before arriving at German dealerships in August 2017. The facelifted S Class was spied on tests recently with minimal camouflage, hinting that cosmetic changes will be on the milder side.

Mercedes S Class facelift spied
The next iteration of Mercedes’s Multibeam LED headlights are expected on the S Class facelift.

The report states that the S Class will receive the next iteration of the Multibeam LED headlights, redesigned front and rear bumpers and new grille designs. Inside, changes are expected to the steering wheel and trim options aside from which the flagship luxury sedan will continue offering similar equipment levels as the S Class of today.

However, the S Class facelift will have major changes on the powertrain front, according to the report. A new OM 656 six-cylinder diesel engine with power and torque outputs of 340 hp and 700 Nm is due to be launched on the S Class facelift. For reference, the S Class S350d serving the Indian market develops 255 hp and 620 Nm of torque.

Mercedes-Maybach S500 India launch
Mercedes-Benz India assembles the standard variants of the S Class including the S500 Maybach.

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The new S Class made its premiere in May 2013, post which it was introduced in the Indian market in January 2014. Last year, Mercedes-Benz also launched the Maybach S600 and S500 which are based on the S Class long-wheelbase. The standard S Class variants and the Maybach S500 are assembled at the carmaker’s Chakan plant in Pune, Maharashtra. Variants such as the Maybach S600, S63 AMG and the S Guard are imported through the CBU route.

Mercedes S Class – Image Gallery

[Source – MBPassion]

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