The updated S-Class features quite a few revisions to its exteriors, mainly the headlamps, taillamps and bumpers. On the inside, the infotainment system gets an upgrade and now there are two 12.3-inch HD screens with a central command unit.
The S-Class packs the biggest change under its hood. It now gets a 3.0-litre inline-six, BSVI-compliant diesel engine that generates 286PS of power and 400Nm of torque. It is also offered with a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine that makes 367PS of power and 500Nm of torque. Both the engines come mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
As far as rivals are concerned, the new S-Class goes up against the likes of the BMW 7 Series, Audi A8, Jaguar XJ and the Lexus LS 500h.
A few days back, Mercedes also launched the Maybach variants of the S-Class in India.
Powering the S 650 is a 6.0-litre AMG petrol engine that makes 630PS of power and 1,000Nm of torque, sent to the rear wheels by a 7-speed automatic transmission. The S 560, on the other hand, gets a 4.0-litre V8 petrol developing 469PS of power and 700Nm of torque. It is coupled to a 9-speed automatic transmission.