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Mercedes-Benz launched the new S 400 in India today, an at event in Hyderabad. The luxury sedan, which will be locally produced in Chakan, Pune, is priced at INR 1.31 Crores (ex-showroom Hyderabad). The S 400, a new (and 9th) variant of the S-Class, is positioned between the S 350 CDI and the S 500 variants. Power for the S 400 comes from a 3-litre, V6 petrol engine that is rated at 333 hp, while peak torque stands at 480 Nm. The engine is mated to a 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission, which sends power to the rear wheels.
Inside, the S 400 features leather upholstery on the center console, seats and door panels. Other features include a 1520 watt Burmester 3D Surround System with 24 speakers, ambient lighting with 7 different colours/5 dimming levels, COMMAND online with NGT5, panoramic sunroof and a Hot Stone Massage function for the rear seat occupants. As for safety, the S 400 comes with ESP, 8 airbags, PRE safe, Brake Assist, Adaptive Brakes with HOLD function, ASR and Hill Start Assist.
Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said, “Mercedes-Benz believes in introducing the latest products and variants in the market at regular intervals, to keep customer interest and curiosity intact in the brand. This strategy we firmly believe has contributed to our unmatched success in India. With the launch of the S 400, we further extend the S-Class model range and also bolster our strong presence in the prestigious S-Class segment. The S 400 symbolizes benchmark craftsmanship, affluence and grandeur. No other car stands for the Mercedes-Benz brand promise more than the S-Class”.