Mercedes-Benz will finally be launching the S-Class Facelift in India. We'd told you earlier that the company is looking to launch the car in the first half of 2018 and well, the company announced that the S-Class facelift will be launched on February 26, 2018. The company's flagship model is produced at the Chakan facility in Pune which is the only plant outside of Europe that produces the S-Class; however, we'll have to wait and see how the company prices the car considering the tax on components has gone up significantly thus hiking the price of CKD units.
We've already driven the car and know all about it, however, we'll still take you through the changes made to the car. On the exterior, the facelifted car differs from the pre-facelift with its new headlamps and tail lamps along with the new front and rear bumpers. The facelift S-Class also gets a new set of wheels as compared to the older car. On the interior, the S-Class gets typically well-made interiors with two new 12.3-linch high definition screens that make up the infotainment and the central command unit. The S-Class also gets wood options for interior trim and leather options for the seats and the side panels. The new S-Class even gets new seats with a new fragrance function along with the obvious cooled, heated and massaging options.
The new S-Class in India will have a range of new inline 6-cylinder petrol and diesel engines along with a range topping twin-turbo V8. Of course the price of the car will be north of ₹ 1 crore but we wait to find out more about it.