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Mercedes launches latest version of S-Class at Rs 1.57 crore

January 08, 2014 17:26 IST

Mercedes launches latest version of S-Class at Rs 1.57 crore

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Mercedes-Benz launched he 2014 S Class on Wednesday. The new S Class was globally revealed in May last year, and sales of the luxury sedan in Europe, China and USA commenced in October.

Initially, Mercedes India will only retail the long wheelbase S500 petrol variant of the new S Class.

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While the previous S Class was locally assembled in Mercedes’s Indian facility located in Chakan, Pune, the S500 will be fully imported into the country from Sindelfingen, Germany.

The S500 long wheelbase measures 5,246 mm in length, 1,494 mm in height, 1,899 mm in width and comes with a 3,165 mm wheelbase. It tips the scales at 2,200 kg.

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Power for the S500 comes from a 4.7-litre Twin-Turbo V8 engine which produces 453 bhp and 700 Nm of torque.

India does not get the 4MATIC all-wheel drive version and hence drive is sent to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

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Power for the S500 comes from a 4.7-litre Twin-Turbo V8 engine which produces 453 bhp and 700 Nm of torque.

India does not get the 4MATIC all-wheel drive version and hence drive is sent to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

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"We are launching the all new S-Class in India just three months after its global launch in October last year, following up on eight new products we launched in 2013 here," said Mercedes-Benz India Managing Director and CEO Eberhard Kern.

Kern said the company has already sold out the 125 units of the launch edition allocated by its German headquarters for India.

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