There is a very fine line that differentiates class from power. With cars, it is often noticed that the more the power, the lesser the class and more the class, the lesser the power. However, with the Mercedes Benz S-Class, everything changes. The company with the S-Class has managed to marry off class to power and the end result is there for the whole world to lust after. The machine by itself is backed by a surprisingly powerful engine, astounding looks and state-of-the-art features, it´┐Żs therefore no surprise then that the car is as popular as it is. With the S-Class, it is more about luxury and a lot less about comfort. Once in the car, you are as good as royalty riding your way round town in a palace on wheels. The S-Class hit Indian roads way back in the year 2000. From then on up until now the car has been the best at attracting quite a lot of attention, no doubts about it.
Design & Style
One look at the S-Class and you are going to agree that the car makes for an excessively impressive sight. The headlamps of the latest version of the car have been touched upon to appeal to a new set of customers. The body of the car flows undisturbed and modifications have been made at the front and the side sills. The rear diffuser too has not been spared, making the car look only that much more attractive. Daytime running lights have been added to the car along with slight changes made in the tail lights and mirrors. The car also comes complete with chrome parts that are coated with charcoal-gray matte film. The interiors of the Mercedes Benz S-Class are a class apart, what with electronically adjustable seats that make your journeys on busy streets seem like a trip to the clouds. In other words, to say that the seats have been improved would be saying too less. The lumbar portion of the backrest comes with air chambers and in order to enhance comfort, the part of the backrest on which you are supposed to rest your shoulders has been made adjustable too. LEDs have been installed under the car´┐Żs wood trim, in the door linings and on the dashboard. This has been done to provide the interiors with enough light. The S-Class also boasts of a multifunction steering wheel and a hip instrument cluster.
With the Mercedes Benz S-Class, you don´┐Żt need to worry much about your safety, but this does not mean you compete for the title of the ´┐ŻRashest Driver on the Road´┐Ż. The advanced safety features of the S-Class include eight front airbags that in turn comprise front airbags, full-length head-curtain airbags, and side-impact airbags at the front and back of the car. Apart from standard safety features that come with the car, the ´┐ŻAttention Assist´┐Ż driver drowsiness monitor stands out as the most prominent. This feature alerts the driver if it seems like he is driving ´┐Żunder the influence of sleep´┐Ż. Other mentionable safety features are the ´┐ŻNight View Assist Plus´┐Ż, a Brake Assist System´┐Ż and a ´┐ŻPre-Safe System´┐Ż.
The S 350L variant of the Mercedes Benz S-Class comes with a powerful V6 petrol engine that churns out a maximum power of 272 HP @ 6300 rpm and a peak torque of 345 Nm @ 4500 rpm. The S 500L variant of the Mercedes Benz comes with a V8 engine that promises a power output of 388 hp @ 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 530 Nm @ 2800 @ 4800 rpm. The S320 CDI L boasts of a V6 engine that is highly capable of generating a power of 210 hp @ 4000 rpm and a torque of 490 Nm @ 1600-1800 rpm. The S63 AMG variant of the S-Class comes with a V8 engine that dishes out power of 525 hp @ 6800 rpm and a torque of 630 Nm @ 5200 rpm.
Variants & Price
When you are looking at the Indian market, there are only two Mercedes Benz S-Class options you can easily get your hands on. These two options are the S 500L (Petrol) and the S 350L (Petrol). The cars come with a price tag that can range from anything between Rs. 70 lakhs to Rs. 90 lakhs.
Technical Specifications & Features