Mercedes-Benz S 400 to be launched March 29 in India
Mercedes-Benz S 400 to be launched March 29 in IndiaPR Handout

German luxury car-maker Mercedes-Benz will launch March 29 the S 400 in India. The S400, the petrol variant of the luxury flagship sedan S-Class, will be positioned between the S350d and the S 500 in India.

Likely to be priced at around Rs 1.3 crore (ex-showroom), the S 400 is expected to be powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine, which is likely to churn out power of 329bhp and peak torque of 480Nm. The transmission is likely to be taken care of by either a seven-speed automatic gearbox or a nine-speed automatic gearbox. The S 400 will compete against the likes of BMW 7-Series and the Audi A8 in the Indian market.

This is Mercedes-Benz's fourth launch in 2016 of the 12 models the company has planned to bring to the domestic market this year. The most recent launch was Maybach S 600 Guard, the high security version of the flagship sedan for a whopping Rs 10.5 crore (ex-showroom Delhi).

The company also launched special-edition E-Class sedan, christened Edition E, and the GLE 450 AMG Coupe in India this year. Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG Coupe was the first offering of the company in 2016 and has been priced at Rs 86.4 lakh (ex-showroom).

[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]