Ultimate luxury and comfort on four wheels is what you experience when in Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The car began to exude its magical effect on the Indian roads in 2000. S-Class, the largest sedan in the Mercedes-Benz line up, offers a generous cabin space, with ample legroom, to all its occupants. State-of-the-art technology has been used in the engineering of this vehicle. Backed by a powerful engine, killer looks and high-tech features, Mercedes-Benz S-Class astounds everyone.
The S 350 L variant of Mercedes Benz S Class is powered by a V6 petrol engine, which delivers a maximum power of 272 hp 6300 rpm and peak torque of 345 Nm @ 4500 rpm. On the other hand, the 500 L V8 petrol engine churns out a power of 388 hp @ 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 530 Nm @ 2800-4800 rpm. A power of 210 hp @ 4000 rpm and a peak torque of 490 Nm @ 1600-1800 rpm are generated by the V6 engine equipped in the S 320 CDI L variant of the sedan. The S 63 AMG variant is powered by V8 engine, which churns out a power of 525 hp @ 6800 rpm and a maximum torque of 630 Nm @ 5200 rpm.
Design And Comfort
Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a graceful design. The headlamps of its latest version have been refurbished to meet the current generation styling. Its looks are awe-inspiring, with dynamic flowing lines. The electronically adjustable seats of S-Class are specially designed to offer a comfortable long journey for its occupants. The optional multicontour seats come with many improvements. The lumbar region of the backrest now comes with air chambers. In order to increase the level of comfort, shoulder region of the backrest has been made adjustable.
The awe-inspiring exteriors of Mercedes-Benz S-Class are well complemented by its richly appointed interiors. High quality leather upholstery, with soft touch and feel, gives the cabin a classy look. Sleek wooden finish on the dash, door linings and instrument cluster adds to the value of the cabin. LEDs have been fitted under the wood trim in door linings and the dashboard, to provide ample lighting in the areas. The latest models of S-Class luxury sedan have multifunction steering wheel and a trendy instrument cluster.
Ride And Handling
In Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the cabin noise is kept to the minimum, even when it is revved hard. This ensures a silent and relaxed ride. Good handling, especially during tight cornering, is guaranteed by the sedan. You will hardly notice the gear changes because the car is equipped with advanced 7G-TRONIC 7-speed automatic transmission. This technology reduces the average engine speed, thereby making the car fuel-efficient.
The advanced safety features of Mercedes-Benz S-Class ensure a safe drive at all conditions. The safety features help the driver to recognize critical situations promptly and act accordingly. The vehicle comes equipped with numerous preventive measures to reduce the risk of injury in the event of danger. A comprehensive range of passive safety features of the S-Class offer effective protection to its occupants.
Variants, Price And Color
The two variants of Mercedes-Benz S-Class that available in India are S 500L (Petrol) and S 350L (Petrol). The models come with a price tag ranging from Rs 70 lakhs to Rs 90 lakhs.
Technical Specifications of Mercedes Benz S-Class
|Number Of Doors||4|
|Fuel Capacity||90 Litres|
|Ground Clearance||146 mm|
|Minimum Turning Radius||6.1 m|
|Kerb Weight||1925 kg (S 350 L) 1985 kg (S 500 L) 2000 kg (S 320 CDI L) 2070 kg (S 63 AMG)|
|Type||3.5L V6 petrol engine (S 350 L) 3.0L V6 diesel engine (S 320 CDI) V8 petrol engine (S 500 L) V6 diesel engine (S 320 CDI L) V8 petrol engine (S 63 AMG)|
|Number Of Cylinders||6 (S 350 L & S 320 CDI ) 8 (S 500 L & S 63 AMG)|
|Displacement||3498 cc (S 350 L) 5461 cc (S 500 L) 2987 cc (S 320 CDI L) 6208 cc (S 63 AMG)|
|Transmission||7G-TRONIC (S 350 L, S 500 L & S 320 CDI L) AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7G-TRONIC (S 63 AMG)|
|Max. Power||272 hp 6300 rpm (S 350 L) 388 hp @ 6000 rpm (S 500 L) 210 hp @ 4000 rpm (S 320 CDI L) 525 hp @ 6800 rpm (S 63 AMG)|
|Max. Torque||345 Nm @ 4500 rpm (S 350 L) 530 Nm @ 2800-4800 rpm (S 500 L) 490 Nm @ 1600-1800 rpm (S 320 CDI L) 630 Nm @ 5200 rpm (S 63 AMG)|
|Front Suspension||Torsion Bars Airmatic Air Suspension with Active Damping System AIRMATIC DC (S 500 L) Active Body Control (ABC) (S 63 AMG)|
|Rear Suspension||Torsion Bars Airmatic Air Suspension with Active Damping System(S 320 CDI L & S 350 L) AIRMATIC DC (S 500 L) Active Body Control (ABC) (S 63 AMG)|
|Front||Discs, internally ventilated (S 350 L, S 500 L & S 320 CDI L) Composite disc brakes, intern. ventilated (S 63 AMG)|
|Rear||Discs (S 350 L, S 500 L & S 320 CDI L) Composite disc brakes, intern. ventilated (S 63 AMG)|
|Steering Type||Rack & Pinion, Speed Sensitive Power Steering|
|Tyre Size||235 / 55 R 17 (S 350 L, S 500 L & S 320 CDI L) 255/40 ZR 19 Y – front (S 63 AMG) 275/40 ZR 19 Y – rear (S 63 AMG)|