Mercedes-Benz, launched the flagship luxury model, the S-Class ‘Connoisseur’s Edition’ for its discerning customers today. This is the 4th launch for the year from the German luxury car manufacturer this year.
Mercedes-Benz has been focusing on the needs of its chauffeur-driven customers in India. Keeping this in mind, the S-Class ‘Connoisseur’s Edition’ was launched by Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India.
Commenting upon the launch, Folger said “Now, we have upped the ante of our flagship product with a host of new innovative features like Night View Assist Plus, Executive rear seat with thigh support with seat reclination up to 43.5 degrees and the air balance perfume package to make this product literally irresistible. The S-Class ‘Connoisseur’s Edition’ will be locally manufactured in our world-class production facility in Chakan, Pune.”
The S-Class ‘Connoisseur’s Edition’ offers new features such as the Night View Assist Plus (for the first time in S-Class in India) and an Executive rear seat behind the front passenger, with thigh support.
The Night View Assist Plus enables drivers to detect pedestrians or larger animals sooner in the dark. They are clearly highlighted in the cockpit display. The system illuminates the road ahead with two anti-dazzle infrared lamps. The entire area within high-beam headlamp range is shown as a crystal-clear greyscale image.
Also, a thermal imaging camera in the radiator grille is able to give a precise warning by distinguishing between irrelevant objects such as traffic sign combinations or bushes and relevant objects such as pedestrians or large animals.
The spotlight function enables endangered pedestrians to be flashed at several times so that the driver recognises the danger. As standard, the night view image only appears automatically when a hazardous situation is recognised.
With the Executive seat including the extended thigh support, the seat can be brought into a reclined position of up to 43.5 degrees at the touch of a button. This, in combination with the chauffeur package, provides an electrically extending footrest. A cushion bag improves occupant protection when the seat backrest is heavily reclined. In the event of a frontal collision, the cushion bag deploys under the seat cushion and prevents the occupant from sliding beneath the seat belt (submarining).
Other key highlights of the S-Class include an Air-Balance Package, Burmester Surround Sound System, a hot stone massage, ride safety and other features like Electronic Stability Program(ESP),Dynamic cornering control system, Adaptive Brake with HOLD Function, Brake Assist, ASR Hill Start Assist, 360 Degree Surround View Camera and an Active Park Assist.
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 crores (ex-showroom, Pune).