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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Connoisseur's Edition launched in India at Rs 1.21 crore

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Connoisseur's Edition launched in India at Rs 1.21 crore
Desirazu Venkat Desirazu Venkat Thursday 06 April 2017, 15:59 PM

The Mercedes S-Class Connoisseur’s Edition has been launched in India. It is available in the S350d guise and S400 guise and they have been priced at Rs 1.21 crore and Rs 1.32 crore (ex-showroom Pune) respectively.

The Connoisseur’s Edition focuses on the needs of the chauffeur-driven customers of the S-Class. It offers an executive rear seat package that includes a comfortable recliner that can tilt up to 43 degrees, additional thigh support and an electrically extending footrest. The German automaker has also included its Air-Balance perfume package with air ionisation and a cushion airbag as part of the package. A cushion bag deploys from under the seat in the event of an accident and prevents a reclining occupant from sliding forward.

Apart from the rear-seat package, these special editions now get the Stuttgart-based automaker’s Night View Assist Plus technology. Here a combination of infrared headlamps, infrared camera behind the windscreen and a thermal imaging camera in the radiator work together to provide enhanced imaging in the night and improve driver experience.

The S 350d is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 diesel producing 258bhp/620Nm of torque while the S400 is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 petrol producing 333bhp/480Nm. Both engines make use of a seven-speed AT.

The S-Class Connoisseur’s Edition comes at a time when two of the flagship sedan’s main rivals (BMW 7 Series, Jaguar XJ L) have entered a new generation. The S-Class facelift will arrive later this year and this special edition appears to be a step forward by the German automaker to keep up with the competition.

Commenting on the launch of the Connoisseur’s Edition, Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said “At Mercedes-Benz, it is our endeavour to offer our discerning customers the best of our products and services. We are glad to introduce the ‘Connoisseur’s Edition’ of our flagship product – the S-Class that has set the new benchmark in the super luxury sedan segment across the globe, for several decades now. The S-Class ‘Connoisseur’s Edition’ combines luxury, design and technology with the highest standards of perfection, surpassing the high expectations for a luxury sedan."

 

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