German luxury automobile maker, Mercedes-Benz, has announced that they will be launching their new diesel S350 version of their S-class limousine in India on the 5th of June. This car will be locally assembled at Merc’s facility just outside Pune.
Pop the bonnet of the new S350 CDI and one will find a 3.0 litre, V6 diesel motor that pumps out a power output of 254 bhp and a peak torque figure of 620 Nm. Power will be transmitted through the 7G-Tronic Plus automatic gearbox developed by Mercedes-Benz themselves.
When compared to its bigger brother, the S500, one can expect the S350 to be missing a few features as well. But for the most part, apart from the engine, the 2 cars will remain very similar to each other. Mercedes-Benz have already opened bookings for the S350 and one can book one of these vehicles for the sum of INR 5 lakhs. The total price of this car will be hovering around the INR 1 crore level and deliveries can be expected to commence in July.