Mercedes-Benz is delivering on its promise of launching around 15 new products in India in 2021. Having already successfully launched a few cars this year, the flagship offering and the most prominent jewel in its crown, the S-Class is also finally launched for the Indian market. Since time immemorial, S-Class has been the default choice of the customers looking for the pinnacle of luxury in India. That also puts a lot of pressure on the German carmaker to deliver on the expectations of the customers who were waiting for the S-Class. As a matter of fact, more than half of 150 units have already been booked by the potential customers even before the debut of the S-Class, signifying its appeal. So, has Mercedes-Benz done enough to keep these customers happy, let us find out?
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class – Exterior Highlights and Dimensions
Although this S-Class is replacing the outgoing model, which was already the sign of opulence, it still somehow manages to outdo that model in almost all aspects which is not an easy feat. The overall dimensions are increased in terms of length (34 mm), width (22 mm), height (13 mm) and Wheelbase (51 mm). This clearly indicates that the overall space for the passengers is substantially increased to offer more comfort. The S-Class is all about the comfort and convenience of the rear passengers as in most cases, it will a chauffeur-driver product. The exterior features a ton of AMG Line kit, Broad Chrome Frame Front Grille, Sleek LED Headlamps with plenty of functions, LED DRLs, Chrome Inserts on the front bumper and Fog Lamp Housing, Standing Three-Point Star Logo on the bonnet. The sides feature massive 20-inch Stylish Alloy Wheels, Chrome Outline on the Windows, Retractable Door Handles which pop out when someone comes close to them and long overhangs signifying the imposing presence. The rear features stylish LED taillamps and plenty of chrome bits to make it look ultra-luxurious.
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class – Interiors and Features
It is really inside the cabin that you actually feel the luxury and opulence in motion. The materials used inside the cabin are catered to offer you a premium feel. This includes Brown or Beige Nappa Leather Upholstery, 64-colour Ambient Cabin Lighting, Wrap-Around Style of Dashboard Setup, Wireless Charging for Front and Rear Passengers, AMG Multifunction Steering Wheel with Nappa Leather, Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Hands-Free Tailgate Operation, Servo Closing Doors, Panoramic Sliding Roof, Premium Burmester 4D Surround Sound Audio System with 30 Loudspeakers and 8 Resonators, Rear Axle Steering, Verticle Centre OLED Display with the latest MBUX Infotainment System with “Hey Mercedes” Voice Command Feature, Fingerprint Sensor, 19 Motors inside the Front Seats to Enable Massage Functions, a Redesigned 12.3-inch Digital Cockpit Instrument Cluster and a ton more features.
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2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class – Safety
On the safety front, the Mercedes-Benz comes equipped with Multiple Airbags for the front passengers along with Airbags for the rear passengers as well, Active Parking Assist with a 360-degree Parking Camera with front and rear sensors, Driver Assistance Package to interfere in the case of emergency situations and plenty of other active safety equipment.
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class – Powertrains and Prices
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz comes with the option of a petrol and a diesel powertrain. This includes a 3.0-litre 6-Cylinder turbo petrol making 367 hp and 500 Nm and a 3.0-litre diesel making 330 hp and 700 Nm of peak power and peak torque respectively. Both these engines come with the 9-speed automatic gearbox option and Four-Wheel-Drive as standard. The prices of the S-Class start at Rs 2.17 Crore and go up to Rs 2.19 Crore. The direct competition comes from fellow German carmakers in the form of BMW 7 Series and Audi A8.