Leading luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz India has launched the flagship luxury model–the S-Class ‘Connoisseur’s Edition’. The model will be available in both the S 350 d and S 400 variants. The S 350 d is powered by a 3-litre, V6 diesel engine producing 258 hp with 620Nm of peak torque  while the S 400 is powered by a 3-litre, V6 petrol engine that produces 333 hp and 480Nm of peak torque. Both engines are mated to a 7G-Tronic Plus transmission

Key elements of the ‘Connoisseur’s Edition’ include Night View Assist Plus for enhanced driving safety at night. It has an executive rear left seat with extended thigh support and seat reclination up to 43.5 degrees . In order to keep the interiors smelling fresh, the car has an Air-Balance perfume package with air ionization. Also there is a 3 Stage memory function with the fully adjustable front electric seats.

The S 350 d ‘Connoisseur’s Edition’ is priced at Rs 1.21 crores and S 400 ‘Connoisseur’s Edition’ is priced at Rs 1.32 crore (ex-showroom, Pune)

This is the 4th launch for the year from the German luxury car manufacturer this year. The flagship S-Class epitomises opulence, indulgence and automotive magnificence.

The S-Class ‘Connoisseur’s Edition’ was launched by Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India.

Engine and performance S 400 S 350 d
Arrangement/number of cylinders V/6 V/6
Total Displacement (cc) 2996 2987
Rated Output (kW (bhp) @ rpm) 245 (333) @ 5250 – 6000 190 (258) @ 3600
Rated Torque (Nm @ rpm) 480 @ 1600 – 4000 620 @ 1600-2400
Acceleration (0-100 km/h, sec) 6.1 6.8
Top speed (km/h) 250 250

The S 350 d is equipped with first-class Burmester feel-good sound delivered by 13 high-performance speakers and electronic and acoustic components precisely tailored to the interior. The surround function and the sound optimization for the front and rear seats provide an even more intensive listening experience. The S 400 offers the high performance Burmester 3D surround sound system with 24 speakers, nine tweeters integrated in the instrument panels, doors, parcel shelf and roof lining along with the 24 channel amplifier with an output of 1520 watts.

Energising Hot Stone Massage

The S-Class offers a rejuvenating hot stone massage function with six different programmes ranging from relaxing and stimulating to an energizing effect. Occupants can choose from two intensities – low and high, and the seat backrest comes with a massage mat with 14 air chambers which can be inflated or deflated via fast responding solenoid valves, developing a wave-like hot stone massage effect. The massage function can be operated via remote with durations ranging from 12– 15 minutes.