German automotive giant, Mercedes-Benz has today finally launched the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift in India. The car is assembled locally in India via CKD units at its factory in Chakan and has been priced at INR 1.33 Crore for the S350 d variant and INR 1.37 crore for S450 variant (All Prices ex-showroom Delhi). The Chakan facility is the only Mercedes-Benz factory outside Europe. The recent tax hike in CKD units has highly impacted Mercedes-Benz and resulted in increase of its car prices. The new S-Class facelift gets a range of 6-cylinder petrol and all-new OM 656 diesel engine options. See More:2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class India Launch Today; Watch LIVE Stream and Online Telecast of new S-Class Also Read - Merc creates luxury MPV space with V Class roll-out
Much has been spoken about the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class as the car comes with updated exteriors, new features and slightly updated interior trims. On the exterior front, the new S-Class gets a pair of new LED projector headlamps with integrated daytime running lights and new LED taillights. The car also features revised front and rear bumpers along with a set of new alloy wheels. Features include 8 airbags, four-zone automatic climate control system, ABS with EBD, ESP, traction control system, hill decent and hill hold control, cruise control and much more. Also Read - Mercedes-Benz launches luxury MPV V-Class in India
Speaking about the interiors, the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class is nothing short of a palace on wheels. The car gets fine grain leather upholstery all around along with technological gizmos. Changes include the introduction of two new 12.3-inch HD displays that form the infotainment system and the central command unit. The huge dashboard, seats and door panels get fine grain leather upholstery while wooden inserts are available for the interior trim. The new S-Class also comes equipped with new seats with fragrance function, while other seat features like cooled & heated seats and massaging function is carried over from the previous model. Also See: Neha Kakkar Gifts Herself a Brand New Mercedes-Benz GLS 350 SUV Also Read - Mercedes sales dip marginally in Jan-Sep period at 11,789 units
The new 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class comes with a host of petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol model is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 unit that is capable of producing 367 HP of power and 500 Nm of peak torque, while the oil burner is powered by a OM 656 in-line 6-cylinder BS6 compliant motor that pumps out 286 HP of power and 600 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties are handled by an 8-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class will compete against the BMW 7-series, Audi A8 and the Jaguar XJ.