Mercedes-Benz, a synonym for luxury, launched its luxury flagship in India in 1996. The Mercedes S-Class has always been referred to as the most luxurious vehicle in the Mercedes-Benz line-up; and not without reason. The ——S-class—— is derieved from the German word ——Sonderklasse——, which means special class. The new S-Class currently comes in two variants —— the S500L and the S350 CDI. This new limo continues the tradition of setting the luxury, technology and safety benchmarks for this segment. The S-Class has been given a more dignified look, departing from its rather sporty appearance giving it a young and more modern silhouette all around, keeping in mind the increasing young buyers. The S-Class competes with the Audi A8 and the BMW 7 Series.