Life in India
is not all about Arvind Kejriwal and his aam admis. There are uber rich people
in India driving the demand for luxury cars in the country. The surge in demand
for the luxury car, the new S-class has led to Mercedes-Benz India commencing local
production of the new S-Class from its manufacturing facility in Chakan, Pune. For
record’s sake, the new S-Class is the most powerful luxury car to be produced
in India and currently has a waiting period of approximately three months. The
ex -showroom Mumbai price of the new S 500 is Rs. 1.36
exteriors of the S-class feature an arched roofline with flowing contours and a
large grille with four louvers clubbed with the three-dimensional design of the
chrome trim and grille interior. Then there are the all LED high performance
sharply contoured headlamps and a panoramic sunroof. The S-Class has a drag
co-efficient of 0.24, one of the lowest for a luxury car of this calibre.
interiors are equally exciting as it feature seven colour ambient lighting with
a choice of five dimming options, two high-resolution TFT screens and a
multi-function two-spoke steering wheel that
offers all controls at one go. The dashboard is a combination of
contemporary design featuring sleek horizontal lines, which along with the
design wood eucalyptus trim imparts the plush touch. The COMAND online NTG5 in
the S-Class comes with animated menus and 3D effects, besides an HDD to store
music and videos, WLAN hotspot, SMS display, phone contact reader, radio and
S-Class offers power packed hot stone massage function with six different
programmes. 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 massage effect. The massage function can be operated via remote with
durations ranging from 12 – 15 minutes.
for the ride safety and other features, the new S-Class features an Airmatic suspension
which ensures smooth ride quality. The 360 degree surround view camera along
with night view assist supports the driver with improved visibility assuring
minimum blind spots and intimating the driver of any obstacles ahead. Active
Park Assist automatically steers the vehicle into parking spaces, relieving the
driver of steering and braking effort. ESP with 8 airbags and Pre Safe assure
driver and passenger safety, while the brake assist offers better control during
emergency braking. The S-Class also comes with Adaptive Brakes with Hold
function, ASR and Hill Start Assist.
Keyless-GO package with hands free access allows hands-off, fully automatic
opening and closing of the boot lid. The new S-Class also comes with a chauffeur
package, which creates up to 77mm more rear leg room on the front passenger
side with electrically extending footrest and has easy adjust luxury head
restrains for driver and passenger.
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