Mercedes-Benz has launched a new variant of the S-Class in India. Called the S 400, the new S-Class model is priced at Rs. 1.31 Crore, ex-showroom (Hyderabad).
Powering the new S400 is a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine that produces 329bhp and 480Nm of torque, all of which is sent to the rear wheels through a 7-speed automatic gearbox.
The S400 doesn't look any different from the rest of the S-Class family on sale with its large grille and angular headlamps with Integrated Daytime Running LED's up front and the gently curving rear.
Inside the car features the usual array of luxurious amenities to keep it occupants in blissful luxury including massaging seats, AC with four-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof with rain sensors and loads of leather. Also included is a 24-speaker, 1520 watt Burmester speaker system.
To ensure that the passengers don't feel the effects of bad bumpy Indian roads, the S400 is fitted with the Mercedes AIRMATIC air suspension system to help it waft over India's bumpy roads.
Mercedes has also packed the S400 with numerous safety features including multiple airbags (8 in total), ESP, Dynamic cornering control sytem and Hill Start Assist and Adaptive braking with 'Hold' function.
Other safety features include along with a heat seeking infra-red cameras to help it 'see' in the dark and the usual safety tech like a 360 degree camera to help overcome the normal parking issues.
The new S400 is the 9th S-Class model to be offered in India and will be be locally assembled in the country at the Mercedes-Benz factory in Pune.