Mercedes S 400 launched at INR 1.31 crore

30/03/2016 - 09:56 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Powered by a smaller 3L V6 petrol engine.

Mercedes-Benz India today launched the Mercedes S 400 variant of the Mercedes S-Class saloon in India. The Mercedes S 400 is priced at INR 1.31 crores ex-showroom Hyderabad, and is locally assembled at the company's Chakan plant.

Mercedes S-Class S 400 India launch
The Mercedes S 400 saloon is powered by a V6 petrol engine.

The Mercedes S 400 is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine that produces 245 kW (333 hp) at 5,250-6,000 rpm and 480 Nm of torque at 1,600-4,000 rpm. The engine is mated to the 7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-speed automatic transmission.

Noteworthy features of the Mercedes S 400 include ambient lighting with 7 different colours and 5 dimming levels, COMAND infotainment system, 24-speaker Burmester 3D surround sound system and massage seats. Safety systems and driving assistance technologies include 8 airbags, ESP, PRE-SAFE, Dynamic cornering control system, Brake Assist, Adaptive Brake with HOLD Function, ASR Hill Start Assist, 360 Degree Surround View Camera and an Active Park Assist.

Mercedes S-Class S 400 front three quarters
The Mercedes S 400 will be manufactured at the company's facility in Chakan.

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For those willing for better performance and luxury, the company also offers the Mercedes-AMG S 63, Mercedes-Maybach S 500 and Mercedes-Maybach S 600. The Mercedes-AMG S 63 saloon sports a 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that churns out 430 kW (585 hp) and 900 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the wheels via AMG 7-speed SPEEDSHIFT transmission. The only available AMG variant in the saloon body style can reach from 0-100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds, but like the entire S-Class saloon range, maxes out at 250 km/h.

Mercedes-AMG S63 side launched in India at INR 2.53 crore
The Mercedes-AMG S 63 saloon can reach from 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds.

The Mercedes-Maybach S 500 saloon is powered by a 4.7-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that develops 338 kW (459 hp) and 700 Nm of torque. The Mercedes-Maybach S 600 saloon features a 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 engine good for 390 kW (530 hp) and 830 Nm of torque. With a length, width and height of 5,453 mm, 1,899 mm and 1,498 mm respectively, the Maybach variants are 207 mm longer and 4 mm taller, but have the same width as the regular Mercedes S-Class saloon. The wheelbase has been stretched by 200 mm for more cabin space.

Mercedes-Maybach S600 front quarter India launch
The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class models have a 200 mm longer wheelbase compared to the regular Mercedes S-Class models.

The Maybach variants feature Maybach logo on the C-pillars, Maybach badge on the bootlid, exclusive alloy wheels, extended rear doors, individual rear seats which can recline to more than 43 degrees and have massage function, deployable tables and a 1,540 watt, 24-speaker Burmester 3D surround sound system.

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