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Mercedes Benz S350 CDI India Launch – LIVE COVERAGE #EXCELLENCEIS

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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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Life after college in 2014 has seen Ashwin Ram propel himself wholeheartedly into the auto industry. Information is never enough for this young blogger who enthusiastically ticks his elaborate checklist at each drive. The need to add that one extra detail ensures select articles that are upbeat, and comprehensive.

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