German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has pulled the wraps off S Class S350 CDI, the diesel version of S-Class in India with a price point of ₹1.07 crore (ex-showroom, Pune).
The new S-Class model packs 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged diesel motor under the hood, which can generate a power of 258 bhp at 3,600 rpm and a peak torque of 490 Nm between 1,600 and 2,400 rpm.
The car comes with 7G-Tronic Plus automatic gearbox and can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 6.8 seconds. The diesel version of S-Class promises a top speed of 250 kmph. The car offers features like Burmester sound system with 24 speakers, 8 airbags and misses features like Nappa leather and night vision system which were seen in S 500 model.
"We are delighted to manufacture the new S-Class 350 CDI at our state-of-art facility in Chakan, Pune. To offer the much-awaited diesel option of the state-of-the-art production facility in Chakan, Pune. Quality has all along been the strength or Mercedes-Benz and the S350 CDI production in India is set to take this success story of Mercedes-Benz India. The installation of solar power plant also reiterates our commitment to achieving excellence in manufacturing by introducing environment-friendly initiatives in India," Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India.
The car which will take on the likes of Jaguar XJ 3.0 V6, Audi A8L 3.0 TDI Quattro and BMW 730Ld will be assembled at the company's Chakan plant. The bookings of the new S-Class car have started in the country with an advance payment of ₹5 lakh.
Currently, Mercedes-Benz sells A Class, B Class, sedans C Class, E Class, S Class in India besides the locally made S Class, E-Class, C-Class, GL-Class and M-Class models. The AMG lineups in India include C 63 AMG, E 63 AMG, G 63 AMG, GL 63 AMG, SLS AMG and ML 63 AMG.
In May, Mercedes-Benz launched its third AMG model - ML 63 AMG - in Indian market , with a price tag of ₹1.49 crores (ex-showroom Delhi). The ML 63 AMG, a stylish and powerful SUV from Mercedes-Benz, draws its power from a 5.5 litre V8 Bi-Turbo engine, which can churn out a power of 525 hp and a peak torque of 700 Nm. It comes mated with an AMG Speedshift 7G-Tronic automatic transmission, which can attain 0 to 100 kmph in 4.8 seconds and offers a top speed of 250 kmph.