Mercedes Benz S350 CDI India Launch – LIVE COVERAGE #EXCELLENCEIS

Mercedes Benz S350 CDI, new diesel variant in 2014 S Class is getting ready for today’s launch at Centre of Excellence, Merecedes Benz plant in Pune. Booking for S350 opened last week along with GLA SUV for an advance payment of Rs. 5 lakhs. S350 CKD will be locally assembled at Chakan plant, and priced competitively against segment rivals. Stay online for our live coverage of S350 CDI launch event commencing at 11:30am IST.

Mercedes Benz S350 CDI launch #excellencels 01Mercedes Benz new S Class diesel gets a turbocharged 3.0 litre V6 engine. Maximum power is rated at 258 bhp at 3,600 rpm and peak torque of 620 Nm is recorded between 1,600 and 2,400 rpm. 7G Tronic Plus (7 speed) Dual Clutch auto transmission sends power to rear wheels of S350 CDI limousine. Acceleration test shows S350 can do 0 to 100 kmph in just 6.8 seconds and reaches electronically limited top speed of 249 kmph.

New Mercedes S350 CDI will host a laundry list of luxury features, but the list will be quite shorter than its bigger brother S500 (Petrol). So far, it is widely believed that S350 CDI will not get individual seats as in S500, centre arm rest mounted table for rear passengers, cup holders with heating and cooling facility, night vision kit & 360 degree reversing camera for driver may also be missed in the S350. Lets find out as the limo gets unwrapped in an hour’s time.

Segment rivals like Jaguar XJL, BMW 7 Series and Audi A8 L may also be eager to check out the difference in features between S500 and S350 CDI, most importantly its launch price. We expect S350 CDI to be priced around Rs. 1.2 crores, lets keep our fingers crossed till Eberhard Kern, MD & CEO – Mercedes Benz India, announces the price of S350 CDI shortly.

Stay on this page for instantaneous updates from launch site, Mercedes Benz Centre of Excellence at Chakan plant in Pune. The luxury brand will be making some exciting announcements today apart from the launch of S350 CDI, also today – 5th June 2014 being World Environment Day, Mercedes Benz India will inaugurate a unique initiative for making the world cleaner and greener.

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Launch report with image gallery - Mercedes S Class S350 CDI India launch price Rs 1.07 crores

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Voila! Here is the new @MercedesBenzInd #S350 CDI. #ExcellenceIs #CentreOfExcellence

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@MercedesBenzInd ready to unwrap #S350 CDI momentarily. #ExcellenceIs #CentreOfExcellence

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@MercedesBenzInd S Class diesel #S350 deliveries begin from today itself

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@MercedesBenzInd S Class diesel #S350 does 0-100 kmph in 6.8 seconds and has a top speed of 250 kmph. Price at Rs 1.07 crores, ex-showroom Pune.

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@MercedesBenzInd S Class diesel #S350 is powered by 2987 cc engine delivering 258 bhp at 3,600 rpm and peak torque of 620 Nm between 1,600 and 2,400 rpm.

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@MercedesBenzInd S Class diesel launch today, is their sixth launch in 2014

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@MercedesBenzInd celebrates #WorldEnvironmentDay . Installs 100kW Solar panel on rooftop, saving 150,000 kW per year.

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Eberhard Kern, MD & CEO of @MercedesBenzInd announcing company’s commitment to excellence. #S350 CDI launch. #ExcellenceIs #CentreOfExcellence

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Current production of @MercedesBenzInd is at 10,000 units, which will be doubled by 2014 end, highest for any luxury car maker in India #S350

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Excellence is @MercedesBenzInd ‘s way of creating benchmarks in luxury

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@MercedesBenzInd says that they are committed to excellence

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@MercedesBenzInd launched 3 new AMG performance centers and 7 new dealerships in 2014

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@MercedesBenzInd dealerships are spread across 36 cities

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@MercedesBenzInd has 64 dealerships, highest for any luxury car maker in the country

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@MercedesBenzInd MD, Mr Eberhard Kern takes centre stage – talks about their journey so far this year

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@rushlane has caught a glimpse of @MercedesBenzInd #S350 CDI minutes ahead of launch. #ExcellenceIs #CentreOfExcellence

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@rushlane has arrived at @MercedesBenzInd Chakan Plant in Pune for #S350 launch. #ExcellenceIs #CentreOfExcellence

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Stay tuned to @rushlane for LIVE updates as @MercedesBenzInd launches the new #S350 today #ExcellenceIs