Mercedes Benz S Class S350 CDI will be powered by a 3.0 liter V6 turbocharged diesel engine sending power to rear wheels via 7G-Tronic Plus automatic gearbox. This engine offers power of 258 bhp and torque of 490 Nm. Besides changes where this engine is concerned, all other details will be identical to the S 500.
Sitting on the same chassis, the new S 350 CDI will be 100 kgs lighter and possess qualities of enhanced stiffness and lower NVH levels as compared to the older gen variant. The company has also incorporated an AIRMATIC suspension with Magic Body Control for better ride comforts.
Interiors of the S350 CDI will be well equipped with a host of comfort features and infotainment to include Burmester sound system with 24 speakers producing 1540W sound. The premium saloon also gets a Linguatronic system, a voice command system that understands each street and road name even though it may be pronounced differently.
The S350 CDI S350 can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in just 6.8 seconds and reaches top speeds of 250 kmph. Safety on board the 350 CDI will be in the form of 8 airbags, dynamic cornering control system and adaptive brakes with hold function.
The new S Class will be produced from the company’s Chakan plant, will compete with the likes of Audi A8L 3.0 TDI Quattro, BMW 730Ld and Jaguar XJ 3.0 V6.
Mercedes Benz is offering a special S Class Chauffeur Training Program in India, a training program to educate chauffeurs about the various features on board the new S Class. This training will include 21 modules in a multilingual course and is the first of its kind specially designed to impart user friendly information to chauffeurs to drive the S Class. Chauffeurs will also be educated on soft skills, etiquette, personal development, courtesy and safety.