Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift spotted undergoing test runs in India
S-Class facelift is expected to come with 3.0-litre V6 diesel and a 3.0-litre petrol producing 330bhp.
Luxury car maker Mercedes Benz is testing its 2018 S-Class facelift on Indian roads, after launching it at the Shanghai Auto Expo in April 2017.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class was spotted undergoing emissions testing on the Mumbai-Pune expressway, said an NDTV Auto report.
The report said, “The car was seen undergoing tests for real-world usage emissions that are routinely held by the ARAI or Automotive Research Association Of India.”
Mercedes is expected to introduce this new S-Class facelift in India in early 2018 at starting price of Rs 1.33 crore.
Since the last inline six-cylinder Mercedes diesel engine left the stage in favour of the more compact V6 formula, an S-class diesel with six cylinders is being shown again after twelve years.
S-Class facelift is expected to come with 3.0-litre V6 diesel and a 3.0-litre petrol, producing 330bhp. Both the engines is expected to come with the newly-developed nine speed automatic transmission, as per the report.
The S-Class in terms of performance will be covering 80-120 km/h sprint in 3.5 second. Also, its 400 d’s smoother-sounding engine and better-suppressed wind noise make it the quieter car at any speed: 53 dB at 50 km/h, 61 dB at 100 km/h, 65 dB at 130 km/h.
It features an aggressive look with an enhanced AIRMATIC suspension with Magic Body Control for a better ride.
The S-Class standard features include equipment like LED headlights, leather, adaptive cruise control, 19inch alloys and the full gamut of multimedia and sat-nav functions, including wi-fi hotspots.
The S-Class will reportedly compete against Audi A8 and BMW 7 Series as well as Bentley Continental Flying Spur and Maserati Quattraporte.