After the massive success of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class and seeing the huge demand for what has been dubbed as the 'best car in the world', Mercedes has announced local assembly for their new S 500. Note that this has been within just two months into its launch. To be assembled at its faclity at Chakan, Pune, the price of the S 500 will now be Rs 1.36 crore (ex-showroom Mumbai). The new S-Class has a waiting period of approximately 3 months.
Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said “The S-Class has always set newer standards that have retained its accolade as “the best automobile in the world” with each generation. It truly embodies our DNA and aspiration of ‘the best or nothing’ in every aspect. No other car stands for Mercedes-Benz brand promise more than the S-Class and we are delighted to manufacture the new S-Class at our state-of-the art production facility in Chakan, Pune.
Quality has all along been the strength of Mercedes-Benz India, and the new S 500 production in India is set to take this success story even further. This also reiterates our commitment to bring world class manufacturing facilities in India to support our growth in the luxury automotive business”
As said earlier due to the strong demand the new S-Class has bookings open for June 2014 delivery.