First shown to the world at the Hamburg Airbus A380 delivery centre back in May 2013, the new Mercedes Benz S Class comes in a choice of 4 trims, S400 Hybrid, S500, S350 BlueTEC, and S300 BlueTEC Hybrid. Of the four, India will get only 1 option, the V8 powered S500, delivering 455 hp at 5250 rpm and 700 Nm torque at 1800-3500 rpm.
The S500 is available in short wheelbase and long wheelbase, India will get only the long wheelbase. The length of long wheelbase version is at 5246 mm, 130 mm more than the short wheelbase version. Wheelbase of the long wheelbase version is at 3165 mm, 130 mm more than the short wheelbase version.
The launch price of S500 in Germany, including VAT is at 107,635.50 EUR (Rs 92 lakh approx). To be sold as a CBU, the new S Class is expected to be priced in the Rs 1.6 crore range in India. More deatails coming up from the launch venue once the event starts, at 11:30 am. Stay tuned to Rush Lane.
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