Mercedes-Benz S400 to be launched March 29 in India
Mercedes-Benz S400 to be launched March 29 in IndiaPR Handout

German luxury car-maker Mercedes-Benz is all geared up to launch the petrol variant of its luxury flagship sedan S-Class — the S 400 — in India Tuesday, March 29. The new S 400 is expected to carry a price tag of Rs 1.3 crore (ex-showroom).

The S 400, which will compete against the likes of BMW 7-Series and Audi A8 in the domestic market, is expected to be powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine. The petrol mill is likely to churn out power of 329bhp and peak torque of 480Nm. To be positioned between the S350d and the S 500 in India, the S 400 is likely to come paired to either a seven-speed automatic gearbox or a nine-speed automatic gearbox. The S 400 is expected to pack all the luxury features of the S-Class models.

In 2016, Mercedes-Benz has planned to bring 12 models to India. The company launched its third offering of this year —the C-Class 250d — in India March 23. The car costs Rs 44.36 lakh (ex-showroom Pune).

The C-Class 250d, the new variant of the C-Class — one of Mercedes-Benz's highest selling models in the country— is powered by 2,143cc in line 4-cylinder engine and it comes equipped with 9G-Tronic transmission. The engine can churn out 201bhp of power at 3800rpm and 500Nm of peak torque between 1600rpmto 1800 rpm.

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