Mercedes-Benz is all set to launch the S-Class facelift in India on 26th February. What’s making this luxury sedan most interesting is it is going to be the first car in India to get BS-VI emission compliant engine and it will be able to run on BS-IV fuel as well. This all-new OM 656 diesel engine comes as part of the German luxury car brand’s commitment towards the stringent emission norm that is to be implemented across the country from April 2020.
While the BS-VI emission norm will kick in across India from April 2020, the cleaner fuel is expected to be available in from April 2018. In this scenario, rolling out the BS-VI emission compliant S-Class facelift will give Mercedes-Benz an edge over its rivals like BMW and Audi.
Speaking about the new diesel motor, this comes as a part of the brand’s latest engine family. It will replace the current 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine that works under the hood of the present S350d. While the present engine is capable of pumping out 254 bhp of peak power and 620 Nm of peak torque, new motor will churn out 282 bhp of peak power and 600 Nm of peak torque.
While these were all about the new engine, in terms of design too, the facelift version of the S-Class sedan comes pretty attractive. It gets revised lights up front and at the back. The front and rear bumpers too have been updated as well. Not only exterior, inside the cabin too this sedan receives several updates in form of 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, new ambient lighting option along with fresh wood and leather trim options.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift comes with updated seats that get body massage functions. There is a four-zone automatic climate control ensuring better comfort for the occupant. So far, the German brand has made this car much more appealing from every angle with new styling, features and technology as well.