The luxurious Mercedes-Benz S-Class is all set to get another variant called the S400.
In India, the S-Class is available with a V6 diesel, a V8 petrol, and an AMG V8 petrol. There is no option available for those who want a smaller and a more economical engine petrol engine.
The Mercedes-Benz S400 is powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine producing 329 bhp and 480 Nm of torque. The S400 is also available as a petrol hybrid but it is unclear if it will be launched in the country. The engine will come mated to a 7G-Tronic 7-speed automatic gearbox or a 9G-Tronic 9-speed automatic gearbox. Power is sent to the rear wheels. Globally it is available with a 7-speed automatic gearbox and the sedan returns 12.65 kms to a litre of fuel.
Mercedes-Benz says the S400 Coupe will hit 100km/h in a respectable 5.6 seconds, making the V8-powered S500 a full second quicker over the same distance. Top speed of the coupe is registered at 250 km/h. Mercedes-Benz claims the car is capable of achieving a combined fuel consumption figure of 8.3 l/100 km, with C02 emissions marked at 193 g/km (combined).
The S400 will come equipped with all the luxuries and safety equipments found on the other S-Class models. Standard equipment on the S 400 4Matic include the Thermotronic two-zone automatic climate control system, LED Intelligent Light System (with variable light distribution, active light function, cornering light function, enhanced fog light function) and Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus. The Comand Online multimedia system, Airmatic air suspension system, Active Parking Assist with Parktronic, Collision Prevention Assist Plus and Pre-Safe are also part of the standard equipment package for the new model.
It will be launched in the country by the end of this month and will be priced between the S350 CDI V6 diesel and the S500 V8 petrol. The S350 CDI V6 diesel costs INR 1.14 crores (ex-showroom, New Delhi) while the S500 V8 petrol has been priced at INR 1.44 crores (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The S-Class competes against the Audi A8, Jaguar XJ, BMW 7-series and the Maserati Ghibli.
Mercedes-Benz S400 to launch this month