Mercedes S-Class

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the ultimate reward for a lifestyle shaped by mobility, individuality, success and sophistication. You don’t simply decide to buy an S-Class: it comes to you when fate has ordained that your life should take that course. The door closes with a reassuring clunk and you have arrived. This is what makes the car and its predecessors unique among the worlds great sedans. And has done so for more than half a century.

2016 Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard

The moving fortress with highest level of ballistic protection

Back in 2014 German luxury automaker Mercedes released the S600 Guard with VR9 protection level, which was highest at that time. Now just before the upcoming Geneva Motor Show Mercedes has taken the game up, and unveiled the new Mercedes-Benz S 600 Guard which gets VR10 protection level. The VR10 is the highest ballistic protection level available at present for any civilian passenger vehicle.

Important thing is, this time Mercedes not only gave importance to the protection level, but also secured the highest luxury level as well, which is why the car gets the exclusiveness of Maybach. Yes, the new S600 Guard is dubbed as Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard. So far, it can be called a premium moving fortress. The new car gets a bit longer with an extended wheelbase, which is 20 mm longer than the usual long wheelbase S-Class sedan.

Mercedes-Maybach vehicles already offer the highest level of comfort and luxury to the occupants, now with this car the biggest attraction point is the highest level of ballistic protection which is VR10. This is the top most ballistic and blast safety available for any civilian car in the world. At the recently concluded New Delhi Auto Expo 2016 Mercedes showcased a variant of S600 Guard, and now at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show they will showcase the new car.

Before Mercedes showcase the all new Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard, let’s take a look at the car and check what makes the car so special.

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EXTERIOR

Without a close look it is really hard to tell that this is a S600 Guard. If you overlook the extended lengthof 5453 mm and 3365 mm wheelbase, this car looks like the usual long wheelbase S600. Externally there is no visible change. Mercedes strengthened the base structure of the car. The car gets special integrated steel in between the body structure and outer bodyshell, therefore increasing the strength drastically. Apart from the special integrated steel Mercedes has used special intelligent overlapping system at several critical points to make the car bulletproof. The special steel structure of the car can withstand bullets fired from an assault rifle. It can also withstand grenade attacks. An armoured covering protects the entire underbody from explosions. The windows are made of special glass, coated with polycarbonate to prevent the glass from shattering in case of a blast or bullet hit and injuring the occupants inside.

VR10 Protection features

• Integrated steel between body structure and bodyshell.
• Special intelligent overlapping system at critical points.
• Special steel structure can withstand bullet rounds from an assault rifle, grenade attack.
• Underbody protection from explosion.
• Heavily protected special glass with polycarbonate coating which can withstand bullet rounds and blast.
• Fire extinguishing system.
• Specially built armoured fuel tank.
• Protection from chemical weapon, gas attack.
• Live communication system.

INTERIOR

The interior of the new Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard looks a lot similar with the normal S600 as the heavily protected car sports several design and styling features from the normal variant. Mercedes claims the extra length and extra wheelbase will provide extra space to the rear passengers, therefore offering more comfort.

The rear compartment gets two executive seats as standard which are positioned farther back. Although the German automaker didn’t reveal much detail about the interior of the car, but the single image shows each occupants at the rear gets his or her personal space, individual touchscreen. Mercedes really excels in making specially protected vehicles with their 85 years of experience in building special protection cars. This car doesn’t show anything which will give you hint about the highest level of protection it wears. Moreover statesmen and business tycoons will love this car instantly for its sheerest luxury on offer.

DRIVETRAIN

Mercedes seems pretty tight lipped about the most protected car from their stable. There’s no specific information available about the drivetrain. But the car might use the same powertrain which is available under the hood of Mercedes-Maybach S600. Therefore the new car might get a 6.0 litre biturbo V12 engine under the hood which will kick out 523 hp peak power and enormous 829.76 Nm peak torque. The normal variant Mercedes-Maybach S600 takes 5 seconds to reach 0-100 kmph, but with all the added weight of armour plates and heavy steel the new Guard variant might take a bit more time, which might be around 7 seconds, which is still way much faster than several cars. The 2015 S600 Guard had a topspeed of 210 kmph. The transmission duty in the new car might be done by the 7 G-Tronic transmission.

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION

Engine 6.0 litre biturbo V12
Transmission 7G-Tronic automatic
Maximum power 523 hp
Maximum torque 829.76 Nm
0-100 kmph 7 seconds
Top speed 210 kmph

PRICE

The Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard might look like the regular S600, but if you look at the price tag your eyebrows will shot up and you will eventually know, this is not a regular car. The new highly protected car is priced at €470,000 plus VAT, which means in Indian currency it would be priced more than INR. 3.56 crores. That’s some hefty amount. Not only that. Mercedes won’t sell this car publicly, but they will verify the buyers before selling the car. No doubt, Mercedes is taking all these strict procedures to restrict the criminals accessing the care and its technologies.

COMPETITION

AUDI A8L SECURITY

If we talk about VR10 ballistic protection level, then Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard will be the first undoubtedly. Actually it doesn’t have any competitor, but there is a close one from Audi with VR9 ballistic protection. The Audi A8L Security is the most protected Audi ever built. It is available in two different powertrain options. Audi A8L Security comes with a 4.0 litre biturbo V8 engine mated to an 8 speed Tiptronic transmission which pumps out 435 hp peak power and 600 Nm peak torque. On the other hand there is a more powerful variant with 6.3 litre W12 engine paired with 8 speed Tiptronic transmission which churns out 500 hp peak power and 625 Nm peak torque. In India Audi sells the car with a price tag of INR. 11,295,000 (Ex-showroom Delhi).

Read the Audi A8L Security review here

CONCLUSION

Mercedes has done a great job maintain the normal variant look yet making the new car VR10 compliant. If we talk about the high pricing, then we should first remember Mercedes didn’t make this car keeping the regular buyers in mind. But this one is for the statesmen, business leaders and other VVIPs. And who can keep a tag on personal safety.

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PRESS RELEASE

The new Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard: The world’s first passenger car with the highest protection level

Stuttgart. The special-protection version of the Mercedes-Maybach is the first vehicle to be certified with the highest ballistic protection level VR10 for civilian vehicles. These guidelines specify that the bodywork and windows must be able to withstand hardened steel core bullets fired from an assault rifle. When it comes to blast protection in accordance with Directive ERV 2010, too, the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard leads the luxury class. With the new record the Mercedes-Maybach emphasises its exclusive position as a Mercedes-Benz flagship in terms of occupant protection, too. The price of the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard is €470,000 plus VAT.

The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class fuses the perfection of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class with the exclusivity of Maybach. At 5453 mm long and with a wheelbase of 3365 mm, the flagship of the Mercedes-Benz model range is 20 cm larger in both dimensions than the S-Class Saloon with long wheelbase. Rear passengers benefit from this increased size, as well as from standard equipment that includes executive seats on both left and right and other exclusive details such as innovative voice amplification.

Heads of state and business leaders en route have never been as comfortable and simultaneously as well protected as they are in the new Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard. The armoured version of the Mercedes flagship delivers the highest levels of ballistic and blast protection available for non-military vehicles, at the same time offering unsurpassed standards of spaciousness, ride comfort and luxury on-board features. The rear seats have been repositioned further back, adding to the sense of privacy.

Part of the protection concept is that it takes a very keen eye to distinguish the armoured version of the Maybach from its series-produced counterpart. A series of special technical features also ensures that the Maybach S-Class remains mobile during and after an attack and is therefore able to exit the danger zone.

The new Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard has been officially certified by the Ballistics Authority in Ulm; for the first time it meets the requirements for VR10 protection rating according to Directive BRV 2009 Version 2 (Bullet Resistant Vehicles). These guidelines specify that the bodywork and windows must be able to withstand hardened steel core bullets fired from an assault rifle. The vehicle also has an ERV 2010 rating (Explosive Resistant Vehicles). The test criteria used to determine this rating are not in the public domain. After inspection by Germany’s Federal Office of Criminal Investigation, the vehicle was approved without any constraints.

The Guard principle: sophisticated integration of all protective elements

The armouring of the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard follows the principle of integrated protection based on many years of Mercedes-Benz experience in building special-protection vehicles. The key advantages are:

Outstanding strength and stability thanks to specific reinforcement of the base structure which is integrated into the bodyshell production stage.

The high level of comfort is maintained by sophisticated integration and intelligent overlapping of all protective elements.

Already at the bodyshell stage, protective components of special steel are integrated into the cavities between the body structure and the outer skin. Special aramid and PE components help ensure the protection offered by the vehicle. Intelligent overlapping systems at particularly critical points, such as material transitions and interstices, provide comprehensive ballistic protection.

The windows are a fixed and essential part of the protective elements and particular attention was paid to selecting the appropriate materials and thicknesses. The windows are coated with polycarbonate on the inside for splinter protection, and have outstanding visual characteristics, despite their laminated structure.

The interaction between all the components provides the occupants with a highly effective protective space which not only includes ballistic protection, but also comprehensive protection against explosive devices. In the event of an explosive charge detonating at the side of the vehicle, the armouring protects the occupants as effectively as it does in an assault with explosives beneath the vehicle: the new underbody armouring, already tried and tested in the S-Class, entirely covers the underbody under the occupant compartment, a unique feature in the civilian special-protection segment.

The Guard family: special protection ex factory

In addition to the new Mercedes-Maybach S 600, the Mercedes-Benz Guard range currently includes S-Class, G-Class and GLE models. With special-protection vehicles in six model series, Mercedes-Benz offers a more extensive range of special-protection vehicles than any other manufacturer. As in the case of series-produced models, the full manufacturer’s warranty also applies to the models in the Guard family. All the Mercedes-Benz service outlets worldwide are also able to service, maintain or carry out any necessary repairs to the Guard models.

Mercedes-Benz G 500 Guard: The G 500 Guard is equipped with a 5.5-litre V8 engine and highest protection to VR7 (according to BRV 2009).

Mercedes-Benz GLE Guard: Available as GLE 350 d 4MATIC and as GLE 500 4MATIC. As a special-protection vehicle, the GLE Guard meets all requirements of protection levels VR4 or VR6 (according to BRV 2009) and ERV 2010.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Guard: Available as an eight-cylinder (long-wheelbase S 500) and as a twelve-cylinder (long-wheelbase S 600). The special-protection version of the new S-Class, presented in 2014, was the first vehicle to be fully certified with the highest ballistic protection level VR9 (according to BRV 2009, version 2). When it comes to protection against explosives, the S-Class proved its capability by fulfilling the requirements of ERV 2010 (roof, floor, sides) and Germany’s Federal Office of Criminal Investigation.

Experience: Mercedes-Benz has been building special-protection vehicles for over 85 years

It started way back with the 1928 Nürburg 460 model, when Daimler-Benz became the first company to begin factory-fitting saloons with special protective features to shield the occupants from gunshots and explosives. Mercedes-Benz also developed specially protected variants of subsequent luxury-class and prestige vehicles such as the "Grand Mercedes" 770 and the 500 model. Emperor Hirohito of Japan personally selected an armoured "Grand Mercedes" as his official car. Today the vehicle, delivered in 1935, can be seen in the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Untertürkheim.

Many politicians and heads of state followed the emperor’s example and entrusted their safety and security to Mercedes-Benz special-protection vehicles. From 1965 onwards Mercedes-Benz offered numerous models with special protection. In addition to the legendary Mercedes-Benz 600 Saloon and Pullman Saloon models, in the 1970s and 1980s the range included the 280 SEL 3.5 and V8 S-Class models, the 350 SE/SEL and 450 SE/SEL as well as the 380 SE/SEL to 560 SEL. Since 1979 Mercedes-Benz has also been building G-Class models with protective systems.

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The highest level of protection offered by a passenger car after Military grade vehicle
Mercedes Maybach S600 Guard Launched In India

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The moving luxury fortress features VR10 ballistic protection, protection from bullets and explosives
Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard launching in India on 8th March

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The Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard gets enhanced protection features like special integrated steel between the body structure and outer shell, fresh air intake system to save the occupants from chemical weapons or gas attack, live communication system. The car can withstand grenade blasts or 15 Kg of TNT explosions thanks to the underbody armour, while the heavy window glasses are coated with high density polycarbonate coating, which will save the occupants from getting hurt from shattered glass in cases of bullet attack or explosion.

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Mercedes unveils new Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard
Mercedes unveils new Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard
Mercedes unveils new Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard
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Mercedes unveils new Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard
Mercedes unveils new Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard
Mercedes unveils new Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard
Mercedes unveils new Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard

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The Mercedes Maybach S 600 Guard comes with features like blast protection, protection from bullets and explosives, chemical weapon etc. At the recently concluded Auto Expo 2016 Mercedes Benz showcased a version of the car. To deliver enhanced protection the car is equipped with special integrated steel in between the structure and outer shell. The windows are made high density glass and they come with polycarbonate coating. The car gets a fresh air intake system, which will save the occupants from any outer chemical weapon in case of a possible gas attack. The fuel tank is specially built to withstand minor damages. The car gets several other features like live communication system, which is a feature best used in state cars.

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The moving fortress with highest level of ballistic protection
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2016 Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard
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2016 Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard
2016 Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift Caught Testing (Spy Images)
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift Caught Testing (Spy Images)

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Mercedes Maybach S600 Enter The World Of Luxury: Video

Mercedes Maybach S600 Enter The World Of Luxury: Video

Mercedes-Benz recently launched the Maybach S500 and S600 in India and before we go into anything else let me inform you all that this is the flagship Mercedes product that you could buy now. Dailmer Benz acquired Maybach and now it’s a luxury sub-brand of Mercedes Benz. The Maybach S600 is based on the new S-Class but its wheelbase has been extended to create the extra room inside.

The exterior of the S600 might look identical to the standard S-Class and it gets only a single Maybach logo placed towards its C pillar while the Maybach name is also imprinted only towards the rear of the car. The main attraction of the S600 is its interior, step inside and you will find the S600 cabin is Wrapped with all the luxury, the S600 interior will truly mesmerize you, The Maybach cars will be made in limited numbers and gets plenty of features which includes magic body controls which is available only with the S600. The dashboard gets wrapped with some finest Nappa leather, the two individual executive rear seats can also be reclined to full 45.8 degrees while the seats also gets hot stone massage system. There is also a magic sky control which increases or decreases the transparency of the sunroof. The seats also come wrapped in highest quality leather furthermore the rear seats also gets folding tables and available foot rests.

The rear cabin is also the quietest cabin in its class which does not allow any exterior noise to seep inside. For the entertainment of the passengers inside the S600 also comes equipped with Burmester 3D sound system, while it also gets ambient lighting system. The front dashboard gets an impressive 12.3 inch high resolution display. The interior also gets Lambswool carpeting and Maybach Champagne flutes which are symbols of luxury.

The Maybach S600 is powered by a V12 biturbo engine which produces 590 Hp of peak power and 890 Nm of torque.

Watch this impressive video to learn more about the Mercedes-Maybach S600.

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Mercedes Maybach Launches the Most Luxurious Saloon In India

Mercedes Maybach Launches the Most Luxurious Saloon In India

Mercedes Maybach Launches the Most Luxurious Saloon In India
Mercedes Maybach Launches the Most Luxurious Saloon In India
Mercedes Maybach Launches the Most Luxurious Saloon In India
Mercedes Maybach Launches the Most Luxurious Saloon In India

Maybach had to withdraw their luxurious cars few years ago because of its poor sales figures. Now recently Mercedes reintroduced the Maybach brand at the 2015 Geneva Motor show and it surely received a positive response from million of its fans. The Maybach is also now a sub-brand of Mercedes just like AMG and their latest cars are based on the new S-Class.

Now for all your information Mercedes introduced Maybach brand in India once again and they have launched both the S500 and S600 sedan. This happens to the German car manufacturer’s flagship premium offering and what is even more interesting is also the fact that the Mercedes-Maybach S 500 will be locally produced in India and it rolled out of the assembly line by Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India and Piyush Arora, Executive Director, Operations, Mercedes-Benz India.

We all are really aware of what this brand is capable of producing in terms of luxury and although this new car is based on the same S-Class platform but what distinguishes the Mercedes-Maybach sedan is its extra spacious cabin and lavishly designed interior. The cabin definitely looks sensuous and it also gets refined materials. To add the flavor of luxury, the Mercedes-Maybach gets front centre armrests with Nappa leather upholstery complete with embossed Maybach crests. While the leather wrapped dashboard also gets a clock. The rear seats come with 2+2 seating configuration. The rear seats in particular gets hot stone massage system as an optional extra, apart from that it also comes with folding tables and extended leg support as standard along with rear seat entertainment system as well.

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Chinese Man Smashes His S 63 AMG With A Golf Club: Video

Chinese Man Smashes His S 63 AMG With A Golf Club: Video

Chinese Man Smashes His S 63 AMG With A Golf Club: Video

Remember the dude who employed a few people to smash his Lamborghini Gallardo using hammers in China? Or the guy who smashed his BMW M6 in Frankfurt? Such incidents are back to haunt the car world. A chinese man has smashed his Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG with a golf club. And just like the previous incidents, reliability issues and poor customer service led to the incident.

The 33 year old was protesting after his car stalled three times. He took it to the dealer who promised to exchange the car if the incident repeated. Unfortunately, it did. When he went back to the showroom, they told him to wait for the higher ups who had gone on a business trip.

Frustrated, he took a golf club from the boot and smashed the AMG. He smashed the body panels, windows, headlights and tail lights.
Such incidents are heart wrenching to see.

Based on the S-Class sedan, the S 63 is a high performance version tuned by Mercedes’s in-house tunners, AMG. The sedan comes equipped with all the latest luxuries and gadgets found in the normal sedan. A few design features set it apart from the regular car. It is powered by an AMG 5.5-Liter V8 Biturbo petrol engine producing 585 hp and 900 Nm of torque. It is mated to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission and power is sent to rear wheels. AMG’s all-wheel drive system 4MATIC system is available as an option. The car accelerates from a stand still to a 100 kmph in 4.0 (all-wheel drive) seconds and goes on to an electronically limited top speed of 250 kmph. It can be increased to 300 kmph with the optional AMG Driver’s Package. The car return 9.9 kms to a litre of fuel.

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2016 Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabriolet

2016 Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabriolet

2016 Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabriolet
2016 Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabriolet
2016 Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabriolet
2016 Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabriolet
2016 Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabriolet
2016 Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabriolet
2016 Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabriolet
2016 Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabriolet

Is this the ultimate dream car? Mercedes-Benz thinks so.

After 44 years, Mercedes-Benz returned to the luxury open top limo business with the S-Class Cabriolet. Based on the C217 S-Class Coupe, this is a new beginning to the German manufacturer. Tracing back its roots, the previous S-Class convertibles were the W111 series built between 1961 and 1971. It succeeded the famous Ponton series. Both the cars were the best during their respective periods.

If you are looking for the best in open top luxury, obviously, this new vehicle will be in your mind. But what if 455 hp Mercedes-Benz is not enough for you? Well, this new car is the S 500 Cabriolet’s bad and bigger brother.

Welcome the Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabriolet.

In the S-Class’s 48 year history, this is the first four seater, open top sports car that is being offered. It has been built for automobile enthusiasts who want both performance and luxury. It is the perfect blend of both worlds. The sports luxury car has been tuned by Mercedes’s in-house specialists AMG.

It will be shown at the upcoming Frankfurt International Motor Show.

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Mercedes-Benz To Launch Maybach S 600

Mercedes-Benz To Launch Maybach S 600

Mercedes-Benz To Launch Maybach S 600

Mercedes-Benz is on a roll in India. Earlier this year, they became the best selling luxury brand in India. The German manufacturer plans to keep it that way by following it up with a slew of launches. After launching the S-Class Coupe and the S 63 AMG, they will launch another S-Class based vehicle.

The car in question is the Mercedes-Maybach S600. With this car, Mercedes brought back the legendary Maybach name, which went defunct in 2011. The limo is an elongated version of the S-Class sedan and it is even more luxurious.

The S600 is powered by a 6.0 litre V12 petrol engine producing about 523 bhp and 830 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. The luxurious sedan accelerates to 100 kmph from a standstill in 5 seconds. That is impressive considering the size of this huge sedan.

Unsurprisingly, the S-Class comes with the latest in technology and safety. It gets a heated windsheild, LED intelligent lighting system, Magic Sky Control, heads-up display, Executive Rear Seat Package, Burmester 3D Surround Sound System and a pair of silver-plated champagne flute glasses. The safety features include airbags everywhere, Pedestrian Recognition, Cross Traffic Assist and night vision.

Mercedes-Benz will launch this luxury sedan on September 25th this year and will be the 12th product that they will launch this year. They plan to launch 15 cars by the end of the year. The previous model was the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S while the last is expected to be its flagship model, the Mercedes-AMG GT. Expect the S600 to cost nearly INR 3 crores (ex-showroom price). It will compete against the Bentley Flying Spur and the Rolls-Royce Ghost.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet

2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet

2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet
2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet
2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet
2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet
2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet
2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet
2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet
2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet

If you have a lot of money and you would like to spend that on a car that would take you around in supreme comfort, then you are spoilt for choices. There are many luxury cars in the market for every budget. But what if you want a luxury car which not just cucoons you in luxury but also exposes you to the elements once in a while? What if you want a convertible luxury car? Unfortunately, your only choice would be the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. The next closest option is a Bentley Continental Convertible but that is more on the sportier side.

But if your budget is on lower side, your worries can end. Mercedes-Benz has just launched the S-Class Cabriolet. Based on the S-Class sedan, which is one of the best luxurious normal cars you can buy. This new car is based on the S-Class Coupe that was launched last year.

The German company is launching the S-Class Cabriolet after 44 years. The previous car was the W111 which was the best car for its time. The convertible just took it to a different level. It was produced for 10 years, from 1961 to 1971. The W111 series succeeded the famous Ponton series which also featured a convertible.

With the C217, Mercedes-Benz is back in the luxury cabriolet cars business. It is the sixth and the last car released in the S-Class family. It comes loaded with technologies and equipment. A more powerful AMG variant is also available. The car will be shown to the world in flesh for the first time at the upcoming Frankfurt International Motor Show which will be held later this month.

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New Nomenclature from Mercedes

New Nomenclature from Mercedes

New Nomenclature from Mercedes

Last year Mercedes Benz announced that they are working on new nomenclature system for naming their cars. It seems they have introduced the system already, as we have seen in some Mercedes cars. Usually, the C, E and S class cars are coming up with this new naming pattern, where diesel cars comes with a ‘d’ letter in the badge instead of CDI.

For example, if S 350 will be called S 350 d, instead of S 350 CDI. This new pattern in naming badges is applicable only in diesel segment strictly although. The petrol powered cars remain same.

We have seen this nomenclature pattern in the BMW vehicles, now Mercedes seems to follow the same way in India like their German competitor. They have a plan for new naming pattern for their fleet of electric cars and natural gas powered cars too. In that case, electric cars will come up with a letter ‘e’ and the CNG powered cars will come with a letter ‘c’. Fuel cell cars will come with ‘f’ word in their name, while the hybrid cars will come with a letter ‘h’. The new naming pattern seems to have begun in India, and we guess, soon the entire fleet of diesel cars will come up featuring new nomenclature.

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Mercedes-Benz Reveals New S-Class Cabriolet Interior

Mercedes-Benz Reveals New S-Class Cabriolet Interior

Mercedes-Benz Reveals New S-Class Cabriolet Interior

Prior to the launch of the S-Class Cabriolet, Mercedes-Benz has launched a teaser photo showing the car with its top down. The photo also reveals the interiors of the car. The interior looks identical to the S-Class Coupe.

The photo shows the car next to its predecessor, the S-Class Cabriolet W 111. The W 111 convertible was produced between 1961 to 1971. The German manufacturer did not build any S-Class Cabriolet after that. That is about to change with the 2016 S-Class Cabriolet.

The car is based on the S-Class Coupe and is expected to be powered by the same engine that are available in the coupe version. AMG variants of the cabriolet are also expected. Main changes to the car will be a new rear deck and a new top. The car will have a foldable fabric soft-top.

The S-Class Cabriolet will be launched at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The AMG variant maybe launched along with the car or they maybe launched at a later date.

The car does not have any direct rival. Its closest rival would be the Bentley Continental GTC and the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. The upcoming Rolls-Royce Dawn will also compete against it.

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Mercedes Launches the AMG S 63 Sedan In India

Mercedes Launches the AMG S 63 Sedan In India

Mercedes Launches the AMG S 63 Sedan In India
Mercedes Launches the AMG S 63 Sedan In India
Mercedes Launches the AMG S 63 Sedan In India
Mercedes Launches the AMG S 63 Sedan In India
Mercedes Launches the AMG S 63 Sedan In India
Mercedes Launches the AMG S 63 Sedan In India
Mercedes Launches the AMG S 63 Sedan In India
Mercedes Launches the AMG S 63 Sedan In India

After launching the S-500 Coupe, the S63 AMG Coupe and the G63 AMG Crazy Color Edition, Mercedes today launched their most powerful sedan in their product portfolio the S63 AMG sedan in India. This is a high performance variant of their 4 door S-Class sedan and gets a powerful 5.5 Litre V8 Bi-Turbo unit which has been tuned to produce 567 Bhp of peak power at 5500 rpm and an impressive 900 NM of torque in between 2250-3750 rpm, this engine has been paired to a 7-speed SpeedShift AMG transmission which actually sends all that power to the rear wheels. The powerful V8 unit helps it to accelerate from 0-100 km/h mark in 4.4 seconds while this car has an electronically restricted top speed of 250 km/h mark

When it comes to looks the S63 AMG looks almost identical to the already available S500 sedan but this saloon particularly gets some common AMG treatments on its exterior which comes in the form of a completely new AMG front bumpers which comes with larger air intakes, while towards the side profile it gets additional side skirts and a stylish 20 inch AMG wheels,, while the front fenders also gets V8 badges. Towards the rear profile the AMG S63 sedan gets AMG quad exhausts.

Step inside the cabin and the S63 AMG sedan will greets you with an all black cabin which actually replaces the upholstery that you find in the standard S500. While the rest of the cabin and comforts are similar to what you find inside the S-500 sedan. What is also available inside the cabin are two digital screens which are placed in the middle and also infront of the driver which acts as the instrument cluster. This particular car also comes with Magic Ride Control system. This system uses a camera which is placed just above the Mercedes logo on the front grille and it scans the road ahead for undulation and adjusts the suspension setup of the car according to that providing the passengers inside a comfortable ride.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe

2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe

2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe
2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe
2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe
2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe
2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe
2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe
2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe
2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe

Elegant, stylish and classic perhaps these are the three words which define the all new S63 AMG coupe perfectly. Mercedes Benz truly set a whole new level for its competition when they actually introduced the new generation S-Class last year and perhaps some of us already had an idea that the coupe version of this sedan surely will be coming soon. But what actually was even more surprising was the fact that Mercedes also did introduce a more powerful AMG variant of the coupe to the world.

The S63 AMG exterior definitely looks sporty as well as athletic from every angle, while at the same time the minute design highlights too will surely attract your attentions. Basically the S63 AMG is the AMG variant of the S-Class coupe and also is powered by a more powerful V8 unit under its hood. Apart from being stylish this new AMG comes equipped with many advanced technologies as well which truly makes it one of a kind car; it gets an optional AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive system as well.

So driving pleasure meets luxury we must say and although they don’t really go well with each other but only Mercedes was able to make that possible. Under the hood the S63 AMG gets 5.5 Litre Bitturbo V8 unit which is capable of producing enough grunt to help this coupe to sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in just 4.3 seconds, while the top speed is limited to 250 km/h mark.

Now this is one truly amazing one of a kind car which can leave many speechless. And the fun part is that it is now available in Indian market as well.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG

2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG

2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG
2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG
2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG
2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG
2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG
2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG
2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG
2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is known as one of the most luxurious cars on sale today. It is often said that to see the features that will be available in normal cars a few years down the line, one must always look at the features available in an S-Class. The current version of the car, the W222, was launched in early 2013. It features the latest technologies like the Magic Body Control.

The variants of the luxury sedan that are on sale in India are the S 350 CDI which is powered by a V6 diesel engine and the S 500 which is powered by a V8 petrol engine.

After launching the S 63 AMG Coupe in India, Mercedes-Benz is considering launching the S63 performance sedan in India. The sedan, considered to be one of the best cars in the world, combines luxury and sports car like performance and driving dynamics perfectly. The car was launched during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Mercedes-Benz To Launch S63 AMG In India

Mercedes-Benz To Launch S63 AMG In India

Mercedes-Benz To Launch S63 AMG In India

After launching the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and the S-Class Coupe AMG in India, the German manufacturer is all set to launch the S-Class AMG sedan in India. The S63 AMG is the performance oriented variant of the luxurious S-Class sedan. The company recently imported one unit to India and dealers have already started taking bookings.

The S-Class is one of the most luxurious sedans in the world and it comes loaded with the latest technologies and equipments. The Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG will get all the new gizmos and safety features present in the sedan. But to differentiate it from the regular sedan, customers are offered a personal customization program. On the outside the changes include an AMG body kit which includes new sport bumpers, AMG alloy wheels and a lowered suspension.

The S63 AMG is powered by a 5.5 litre V8 engine that develops 577 Hp and 900 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 7-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT dual clutch automatic transmission. Power is sent to either the rear wheels or all four wheels. The rear wheel drive car accelerates to a 100 kmph from a standstill in 4.4 seconds while four-wheel drive car does the same sprint in 4 seconds.

The S63 AMG will be launched in the country later this year but expect it to cost around INR 2 crores (ex-showroom).

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Mercedes Launches S-Class & S63 AMG Coupe In India

Mercedes Launches S-Class & S63 AMG Coupe In India

Mercedes Launches S-Class & S63 AMG Coupe In India
Mercedes Launches S-Class & S63 AMG Coupe In India
Mercedes Launches S-Class & S63 AMG Coupe In India
Mercedes Launches S-Class & S63 AMG Coupe In India
Mercedes Launches S-Class & S63 AMG Coupe In India
Mercedes Launches S-Class & S63 AMG Coupe In India
Mercedes Launches S-Class & S63 AMG Coupe In India
Mercedes Launches S-Class & S63 AMG Coupe In India

It’s raining Mercedes in India only this year we have seen the German premium car manufacturer launch the new GLA and now they have introduced the S-Class coupe, the AMG S63 Coupe in India. Offcourse all these models will be brought to the Indian market via the CBU route and thus the pricing of the S500 Coupe is about INR. 2 Crore (ex showroom Delhi) while the more powerful and performance oriented variant of the S Class Coupe, the S63 AMG coupe is priced at round INR. 2.6 Crores (ex showroom, Delhi).

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Official State Cars of six popular Indian President

Official State Cars of six popular Indian President

Official State Cars of six popular Indian President
Official State Cars of six popular Indian President
Official State Cars of six popular Indian President
Official State Cars of six popular Indian President
Official State Cars of six popular Indian President
Official State Cars of six popular Indian President
Official State Cars of six popular Indian President
Official State Cars of six popular Indian President

In the wake of death of Ex Precident Mr. APJ Abdul Kalam the whole country is grief stricken. The humble man wanted to be remembered as a teacher, of course his favourite thing was teaching, and in IIM Shillong he passed away after a cardiac arrest while he was giving a speech, which of course was once again part of teaching. Not only that, The ’Missile Man’ of India was the most popular President of India, till date.

Presidential vehicles in India are always some astonishing master piece which is a topic of discussion at times for common people. Luxury, state of the art security, and comfort everything comes with a perfect blend of supreme quality technology in these cars. Another unique point of these Presidential cars is they don’t come with a registration plate, but a national emblem, which is Ashok Stambh, that actually comes attached with the car at the position of registration plates.

Here we would like to bring our readers a short look at the Presidential vehicles of India for six most Presidents of India.

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A Peek Inside Mr. Amitabh Bachhan's Garage

A Peek Inside Mr. Amitabh Bachhan’s Garage

A Peek Inside Mr. Amitabh Bachhan's Garage
A Peek Inside Mr. Amitabh Bachhan's Garage
A Peek Inside Mr. Amitabh Bachhan's Garage
A Peek Inside Mr. Amitabh Bachhan's Garage
A Peek Inside Mr. Amitabh Bachhan's Garage
A Peek Inside Mr. Amitabh Bachhan's Garage
A Peek Inside Mr. Amitabh Bachhan's Garage
A Peek Inside Mr. Amitabh Bachhan's Garage

In the recently released movie Piku, he had a serious problem with her daughter in the driving seat of Toyota Innova, but in real life Amitabh Bachhan seems to have sheer passion to drive instead of sitting at the rear seats, and that passion comes with another interest, which is getting the luxury cars at his garage.

The success Amitabh Bachhan got in his long spanned career is beyond envy, just like his car collection. Presently he owns few of the most luxurious vehicles in the country, such as Rolls Royce Phantom, Bentley continental GT, Bentley Arnage R, Mercedes Benz SL500, Porsche Cayman S, Range Rover Vogue, Lexus LX470, Mercedes Benz E240, BMW X5, BMW 7 series, Mercedes S 320, Toyota Land Cruiser and many more.

Today we would like to take our readers to have a look at Big B’s garage.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

At the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the S-Class Coupe Concept. Later at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, they showed the production version of the car. The AMG variants of the car were launched at the 2014 New York Auto Show.

The S-Class Coupe is a coupe version of the S-Class sedan. The car, also called the C217, is the first coupe from the company to carry the S-Class name. The car comes with the latest in luxury and safety equipment and is loaded with the newest technology, just like the sedan.

The S-Class Coupe is available globally in three variants which includes two AMG versions. The three variants are the S500, S63 AMG and the S65 AMG. The S500 and the S63 AMG will be coming to India and they are expected to be launched by the end of this month.

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Even A Wrecked Mercedes Benz S63 AMG Coupe Fetches $100,076

Even A Wrecked Mercedes Benz S63 AMG Coupe Fetches $100,076

Even A Wrecked Mercedes Benz S63 AMG Coupe Fetches $100,076

If you are driving a Mercedes, will you dare to go reckless? If you get a get a wrecked Mercedes to buy, will you go for it?

Well, for both question answer is; you may, or may not, but in Germany it seems there are plenty of people who said yes, without saying yes. The thing is, a Mercedes Benz S63 AMG Coupe completely wrecked at the front and severe dents at sides is all up for sale at a whooping price tag! Don’t be surprised or shocked after seeing the amount.

It’s “just” $100,076, which is 63,48,321 in INR.!

The once gorgeous S Class car which was registered last November only, made just 1700 km; according to the odometer. As we saw, it lost the front bumpers, headlamps, pair of wheels, body panels. At the side and rear profile severe dents and scratches are visible. The interior is intact compare to the exterior, except a disfigured steering wheel and a few scratches at the dashboard, which prove it went through a serious high speed accident. A few major mechanical damage is evident from the pictures available, but the engine is intact and working, as we heard. However, this car will surely cost the next buyer a hefty amount of money to get it repaired.

Meanwhile, Indian market is eagerly expecting the S class coupe, with a launch scheduled on 30th July this year. It will come in two variant, S500 coupe and S63 AMG Coupe with a price tag of one crore plus for both of them. The S63 AMG Coupe comes with a 5.5 liter bi-turbo V8 engine capable to produce 577 hp peak power and 900 Nm torque, mated with seven speed automatic transmission along with Mercedes’s 4Matic All Wheel Drive (AWD) technology, which enables it to go 100 kmph from nothing in a mere four seconds.

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Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe Test Drive Review: Video

Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe Test Drive Review: Video

Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe Test Drive Review: Video

Only recently we came to know that Mercedes Benz will be launching their S63 AMG Coupe in India on July 30th 2015 and this is a perfect video to demonstrate what exactly is the powerful Coupe tuned by AMG is capable of.

In this video you can folks at AutoBild takes the S Class Coupe for a drive on the beautiful roads of Tuskany, Italy and what a view but we are here for the car and not the scenic beauty. The S-Class Coupe was first unveiled at the New York Auto show. This is definitely the AMG variant which means expect some punch actually quite a lot of punch from the engine under the hood. The S63 AMG Coupe is powered by a V8 Bi-Tubro unit which produces about 585Hp of peak power and an impressive 900 Nm of torque. While the exhaust note of this AMG unit is not less than any symphony that will actually attract all the petrolheads attention for sure.

However this is not a cheap car and you have to dig deep in your pockets in order to get your hands on one. We expect the pricing to be well above the 1 Crore mark when this car finally enters the Indian market.

Watch and enjoy the video and do tell us what do you think of this one of a kind car which will soon be entering the Indian market.

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Mercedes S500 and S63 AMG Coupe Launching This July 2015

Mercedes S500 and S63 AMG Coupe Launching This July 2015

Mercedes S500 and S63 AMG Coupe Launching This July 2015
Mercedes S500 and S63 AMG Coupe Launching This July 2015
Mercedes S500 and S63 AMG Coupe Launching This July 2015
Mercedes S500 and S63 AMG Coupe Launching This July 2015
Mercedes S500 and S63 AMG Coupe Launching This July 2015
Mercedes S500 and S63 AMG Coupe Launching This July 2015
Mercedes S500 and S63 AMG Coupe Launching This July 2015
Mercedes S500 and S63 AMG Coupe Launching This July 2015

According to the recent reports Mercedes Benz will be launching the new S-Class coupe in India on July 30th 2015. The S Class Coupe will be made available in two variants the S500 Coupe and the more powerful S63 AMG Coupe.

The S-Class Coupe is the same S-Class sedan with available with two doors and a slightly different looking rear profile. When it comes to engines the S500 is powered by the 4.7-litre twin-turbo V8 unit which produces about 454bhp of peak power and 700 Nm of torque, this is also the same engine which is also available with the four-door version. When it comes to features well the S500 Coupe has it all except the rear seats, when it comes to quality of materials provided inside well! We can certainly assure that it combines some of the best materials available in the market starting from finest leather and plastics that you will find inside. The dashboard also gets a huge and wide display placed in the dash which provides all the information besides just looking nice.

Talking about looks surely the S-Class Coupe is a stunning car to look at, what even more is interesting is the fact that Mercedes Benz has retained most of the design elements that they actually showcased in the Concept model even in this production body. The highlight is definitely the swooping body line the lowered greenhouse area and the absence of B pillar which actually makes the car look gorgeous from every angle. However we do feel that the huge wheel arches and the big wheels makes the car look little muscular which definitely will not soar your eyes though.

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2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

I was actually quite surprised when I heard that Mercedes is actually considering the Maybach S-Class for the Indian market. The Mercedes Maybach S-Class is the result and an effort of the German luxury car manufacturer to resurrect the Maybach brand which actually stopped building cars after 2012 because of their low demand and sales numbers.

Mercedes introduced the Maybach S-Class simultaneously at the Los Angeles, California and Guangzhou, China and later the production model at the 2015, Geneva Motor Show. The Mercedes Maybach S-Class is based on the recently launched Mercedes S-Class or (W222), however this flagship Mercedes model is actually 8 inches longer than the standard S Class which includes the length as well as the wheelbase. Now this is obviously one very expensive car and not meant for everybody, so this special saloon also needed special attention and that is why Mercedes has added not only extra space inside but also fitted it with some of the most expensive and one of a kind materials to make it stand out in the crowd and there is no doubt in the fact that it can obviously be called the ‘epitome of luxury’.

Now as far as their powertrain are concerned you obviously have to remember that this is one huge limousine and is almost 18 feet long and obviously weighs a lot with the addition of all those equipments inside. So in order to make this saloon run smoothly Mercedes has used a powerful V12 unit under its hood however there is also a provision of a smaller V8 unit too which produces an impressive amount of power and tons of torque which has made this luxurious vehicle pretty fast too and as a result of those powerful engines under its hood the Mercedes Maybach S-Class can sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in just 5.0 seconds.

The S600 is definitely not meant to be driven on a race track but rather inside some corporate office or maybe inside any luxurious hotels compound because there you need to arrive or leave in style and also with grace. And this new car helps you to do exactly that.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz S 600 Guard

2015 Mercedes-Benz S 600 Guard

2015 Mercedes-Benz S 600 Guard
2015 Mercedes-Benz S 600 Guard
2015 Mercedes-Benz S 600 Guard
2015 Mercedes-Benz S 600 Guard
2015 Mercedes-Benz S 600 Guard
2015 Mercedes-Benz S 600 Guard
2015 Mercedes-Benz S 600 Guard
2015 Mercedes-Benz S 600 Guard

Mercedes Benz has been building armored cars for a long time now and after the E, M and GL Class the latest entrant to these league is the newly launched Mercedes Benz flagship model S-Class. Mercedes Benz has launched the S 600 Guard which will also make its way into the Indian market and this is definitely a very high profile car meant for really high profile people who wants a safer car for them which will help them reach safely from one place to another.

The S 600 Guard is powered by a 6.0-liter V12 unit which also powers the standard S Class and it produces an impressive amount of power and torque which can actually help this heavily armored vehicle to move freely. The S 600 Guard offers its occupants inside VR9-level of ballistics protection which actually involves protection from firearms like rifle with caliber measurement of 7.62 x 51mm and even grenade attacks. The VR9 also happens to the be the highest ballistics protection class of the year 2014.

The Mercedes Benz S 600 Guard is definitely not for the common people and will only attract those who really think and feel that their life is in danger and thus they need a safer vehicle for them or their family and also for whom the price tag is not a concern because the S 600 Guard will be much more expensive that the standard S-Class.

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Some of The Expensive Cars That Bollywood Stars Own

Some of The Expensive Cars That Bollywood Stars Own

Some of The Expensive Cars That Bollywood Stars Own
Some of The Expensive Cars That Bollywood Stars Own
Some of The Expensive Cars That Bollywood Stars Own
Some of The Expensive Cars That Bollywood Stars Own

We all know Bollywood celebrities and their love for cars, just like Hollywood our Bollywood stars are too not far behind when it comes to exclusive and expensive and one of a kind rides. These Bollywood celebrities own some of the hottest rides and why not when you have money to spend.

We already know Shahrukh Khan and his love for BMW’s and also Salman Khan who has received the first keys of the Audi RS7 in this Country. Some other Bollywood stars like Ajay Devgan, Hrithik Roshan (Blah Blah!!) too loves their cars and we heard about all their rides and cars in the past. But today we have tried to select few special persons and their exclusive and expensive rides for the readers. Our list includes some uncommon celebrities like Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra, John Abraham and many more.

So why don’t you go through this updated lists of Bollywood stars and their cars and tell us what do you think about this list.

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Mercedes-MayBach S-Class Prices Announced

Mercedes-MayBach S-Class Prices Announced

Mercedes-MayBach S-Class Prices Announced

Mercedes actually revived the Maybach brand recently and it now sits on top of the German premium auto manufacturer portfolio. The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class has been equipped with plenty of luxury equipments inside which further has been finished in high quality materials to provide utmost luxury and sense of comfort.

Now Mercedes has announced the pricing details of their new Mercedes-Maybach S Class series. Available in two variants namely S500 and S600, the S500 has been priced at 134,053.50 Euros (around INR. 1.07 Crores) while the top end S600 has been priced at 187,841.50 Euros (around INR. 1.49 Crores). The S500 is powered by a V8 Bitturbo unit which produces about 455 Bhp of peak power and 700 NM of torque. While the top of the line S600 gets a V12 biturbo engine which produces about 530 Hp of peak power and an impressive 830 Nm of torque. Both the premium luxury sedan has a top speed of 250 km/h mark.

The new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class also sets new benchmark in the luxury segment; it actually is 5, 453 mm long and has an impressive wheelbase of 3365 mm which is actually 20 cm larger than standard S Class available in the market. This is preferably a chauffeur driven vehicle however there has been no compromise on comfort even for the person driving the car and the side passenger at the front but what is really worth noticing is the amount of space and comfort that you get at the rear seats of this car. Ir also comes equipped with innovative safety features for the rear passengers separately which makes you feel safe at the rear seats.

Mercedes has already started taking bookings for both the S500 and S600 and their deliveries will commence from 7th of January 2015 onward.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Recently we saw a fleet of luxury vehicles roll out from the stables of some well known Premium brands. And Mercedes-Benz is definitely part of that group. Based on the new design language, Mercedes has announced a slew of new launches that cater to every customer’s needs. So, what about a customer that’s looking for a semi-autonomous car that cannot be rivaled in terms of technology and luxury? Say hello to the next generation, 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, codenamed W222.

The S-class has always been considered as the benchmark of luxury limos. Way back in 1972, it was one of the very few cars that offered an airbag and ABS as standard equipment. Every generation of the S-Class was considered as a revolutionary step. And the new, updated S class still holds that notion. It is packed with technology that could make nerds drool and the comfort and luxury of a 5-star Spa, it would take a while before rival brands could come up with something that can threaten the 3-pointed Star wielding limo. Until that time, the Merc can enjoy the bookings and the money flowing in from customers who yearn to own a piece of this luxurious German automobile innovation.

The Mercedes-Benz S- Class is available with both petrol and diesel engine options in the Indian market. Merc decided to launch the S 500 Petrol first which was later followed by the S 350 CDI priced a little cheaper than the S 500. The S Class will definitely appeal to those who want a luxurious chauffer driven four wheeler for themselves and would like to spend most of their time cocooned with luxury and comfort at the rear seat of the car. But if someone decides to take the steering wheel of the S Class by any means we can assure you that it will definitely not disappoint you at all with that either because push the accelerator heard and it will respond to your call.

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Mercedes-Benz S Class 350 CDI Launched In India

Mercedes-Benz S Class 350 CDI Launched In India

Mercedes-Benz S Class 350 CDI Launched In India
Mercedes-Benz S Class 350 CDI Launched In India
Mercedes-Benz S Class 350 CDI Launched In India
Mercedes-Benz S Class 350 CDI Launched In India
Mercedes-Benz S Class 350 CDI Launched In India
Mercedes-Benz S Class 350 CDI Launched In India

Mercedes- Benz today launched the S 350 CDI in India. The S 350 CDI is the diesel variant of the recently launched S-Class and is powered by a 3.0 Liter V6 Turbo diesel unit which has a displacement of 2987 cc, this engine generates 190 KW (250 Bhp) of peak power at 3600 rpm and about 620 Nm of torque in between 1,600-2,400 rpm. The engine has been mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The S 350 CDI can reach 100 km/ h mark in just 6.8 seconds and has an overall top speed of 250 km/h mark (electronically restricted).

Both the Petrol and Diesel variants of the new S Class are being locally assembled in India for the first time at Mercedes India’s Chakan Plant. You will hardly find any difference between the S 500 which is the Petrol version of the S class and the S 350 CDI when it comes to its exterior styling except the different badging at the rear of the car however there are certain features which are available as an optional extra in the diesel variant whereas the same features comes as a standard in the Petrol variant. But you still will definitely get the air suspension; electronically powered hot stone massage rear seats, park assist system and 8 airbags for the safety of the occupants inside.

The S 350 CDI is priced at INR 1.07 crores, ex-Showroom Pune while the S 500 Petrol variant is priced at INR 1.36 crores, ex-Showroom, Mumbai.

The brand new S Class competes with the BMW 7 series 730 LD and the recently launched locally assembled 3.0 Liter Jaguar XJ both these cars are locally assembled in India.

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India-bound Audi A3 sedan named "World Car of the Year 2014"

India-bound Audi A3 sedan named "World Car of the Year 2014"

India-bound Audi A3 sedan named "World Car of the Year 2014"

The "World Car of the Year 2014" was announced at the ongoing New York International Auto show. This year’s contenders for the coveted prize included the first ever BMW 4 Series, Mazda3 and the Audi A3 sedan.

It was a tight battle between the two Germans, but in the end the Audi A3 took the top honors to be named the "World Car of the Year 2014". So, what is so special about the A3 that made the judges vote for it?

First of all, the A3 sedan will be launched in India later this year which means we can discuss about it. The A3 sedan is based on Volkswagen’s MQB architecture and is the cheapest product from the German giant; it features front-wheel drive and won’t use ’Quattro’ which is so synonymous with Audis. Under the bonnet, goes a 1.8-liter turbocharged petrol and 2.0-liter diesel so, a no surprises there. The interior is typically Audi with premium materials laid end to end to make up a plush cabin. I still cannot point out what makes this Audi so special that it won the votes of the judges.

Anyway, the 2014, World Performance Car of the Year was awarded to the Porsche 911 GT3 and its quite surprising to know that the judges weren’t pleased with the new Corvette Stingray or Ferrari Speciale. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class was named the World Luxury Car of the Year, while the BMW i3 took home two awards with it.

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Mercedes-Benz Slashes S-Class Price Starts Assembling The Parts Locally In India

Mercedes-Benz Slashes S-Class Price Starts Assembling The Parts Locally In India

Mercedes-Benz Slashes S-Class Price Starts Assembling The Parts Locally In India

Here is some good news for all the luxury car enthusiasts of the Country; German premium car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has initiated the local production of their flagship model the S-Class.

This powerful and luxurious sedan will be assembled locally in the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chakan, Pune. Added to that, the S-class earlier was quoted with the price tag of Rs. 1.57 crores but now it will be available at Rs.1.36 Crore (ex showroom Mumbai), thereby lessening the amount by almost 21 lakhs rupees. The S-class has always been counted amongst the best luxury limos setting its standard higher with every passing generation.

In order to let the owners of the S-Class to have a total luxury experience with every ride, the manufacturer has even introduced a – ‘Chauffeur Training Program’. It is a 21 module multi-lingual course for the drivers of the S-Class which focuses on training the drivers about all the features available in the car. In this way they can make optimum use of the features and enhance the overall experience for themselves and the owner on the go.

The Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, Mr. Eberhard Kern stated that 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. He also said that 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 their commitment to bring world class manufacturing facilities in India to support their growth in the luxury automotive business.

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe leaked ahead of Geneva Motor Show reveal

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe leaked ahead of Geneva Motor Show reveal

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe leaked ahead of Geneva Motor Show reveal
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe leaked ahead of Geneva Motor Show reveal
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe leaked ahead of Geneva Motor Show reveal
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe leaked ahead of Geneva Motor Show reveal

Mercedes-Benz has moved the new W222 generation S-Class up a segment. So now, the world’s best premium limousine is now slightly more expensive than the previous generation model.

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class range is also set to include a coupe. As we know, the CL-Class is now history, replaced with the all-new S-Class coupe- a premium luxury coupe that is set to rival the Bentley Continental GT.

Last year, Mercedes-Benz showcased a new concept coupe, almost ready to go into production. In 2014, the company will reveal the production S-Class Coupe at the Geneva Motor Show.

Today, we have the first leaked images of the production car set to debut at the Geneva show.

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Mercedes-Benz S Class long wheelbase to be named Maybach?

Mercedes-Benz S Class long wheelbase to be named Maybach?

Mercedes-Benz S Class long wheelbase to be named Maybach?
Mercedes-Benz S Class long wheelbase to be named Maybach?
Mercedes-Benz S Class long wheelbase to be named Maybach?
Mercedes-Benz S Class long wheelbase to be named Maybach?
Mercedes-Benz S Class long wheelbase to be named Maybach?
Mercedes-Benz S Class long wheelbase to be named Maybach?

The Maybach brand has been associated with Mercedes-Benz since historic times. The last time these two company came together to build a luxury limousine, things kicked off well initially. The Maybach 57 and 62 were two exclusive models which Mercedes-Benz built between the years 2002 and 2013.

Until now, we were under the impression that we wont see any more limos with the Maybach badge and that the brand has been laid to rest. But, oh no. The Maybach brand could well be revived in the years to come. How? Well, the new Mercedes-Benz S Class will form the basis for the future Maybach.

Mercedes-Benz plan to launch four models of the S-Class in total. Out the four planned, the company has already shown us the base version along with the high performance AMG counterparts. Mercedes will soon launch the S600 which will be powered by a V12 and to top it all off, an AMG version based on it.

The upcoming Maybach will not be the ultimate luxury limousine based on the S-Class placed well above the S600 in an extra-long wheelbase configuration. The target competition for the Maybach will be the Bentley Mulsanne, Rolls Royce Ghost and Range Rover Long Wheelbase. An even longer wheelbase with seat for six is to be the most expensive S-Class model. This will be the Mercedes S-Class Pullman

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Mercedes-Benz launches 2014 S Class limousine in India

Mercedes-Benz launches 2014 S Class limousine in India

Mercedes-Benz launches 2014 S Class limousine in India

Mercedes-Benz today launched the brand new S-Class limousine in India. The W222 generation of the S-Class is hailed as the best luxury limousine on the planet. Mercedes-Benz will offer just one variant of the S-Class at launch. The 2014 S500 is priced at INR 1.57 Crore ex-showroom New Delhi.

The company will import 125 units of the new top-of-the-line S500 variant directly from Germany as part of the Launch Edition. Mercedes-Benz India also confirms that all 125 units have already been sold and will soon be delivered to respective owners. Ahead of launch, Mercedes-Benz had received numerous inquiries for the new S-Class which could be seen as a catalyst for the early launch.

Meanwhile, if you could not secure one of the Launch Editions for yourself, you might have to wait until April 2014, which is when the next lot of imports are expected to arrive. Over the coming months we can also expect a low-end variant of the S-Class priced more competitively.

As is the case with the new S-Class which has moved up a segment, it now competes directly with luxury products like the new Range Rover. Having said that, given the popularity of the S-Class in India, we expect to see more of these on our roads soon.

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Pre-Bookings for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Begin

Pre-Bookings for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Begin

Pre-Bookings for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Begin

Crorepattis eager to get their hands on the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class can now pre-order the vehicle, with deliveries promised at the first half of January, 2014. All they have to do is pay upfront Rs 25 Lakhs and wait till the beauty arrives. That’s quite a huge amount for pre-booking a vehicle. But, then again, the S-Class’ target customers wouldn’t mind shelling quarter of a crore to stay ahead of others interested in the same.

Reports suggest that Merc will start selling the S-Class Launch Edition, which is a S500 with a few extra bits and bobs. For the Indian Market, Merc has set aside 125 units for eager customers to get their hands on. However, being powered by a petrol 4,663cc V-8 engine, unless you owned several petrol stations, running the S500 over long distance would hurt your bank account. So, it’s not a variant that people are looking forward to.

The variant they’re looking forward to is the S350 BlueTEC which, sadly, will arrive only by end of June 2014. Along with its arrival, Merc will begin the CKD assembly of the new S-Class, which would help in pricing as well as availability.

But, if you’re to eager to get your hands on one, do head to the nearest Mercedes-Benz dealer with your cheque-book.

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2013 S-class to herald new generation of safety features

2013 S-class to herald new generation of safety features

2013 S-class to herald new generation of safety features

The Mercedes S-class is generally associated with luxury and rightly so. But many of you wouldn’t know that since its launch every new generation of S-class has brought with it ground breaking safety features. In 1959 the sedan was the first to have crumple zones, in 1961 it brought disc brakes followed by ABS which was introduced in 1978, then came the driver’s airbag in 1981 and in 1995 the S-class was the first car to come out with electronic stability control. The next generation of the S-class which is expected to come out in the market in 2013 would come with ‘Intelligent Drive.’

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Mercedes new S-class and E-class details revealed

Mercedes new S-class and E-class details revealed

Mercedes new S-class and E-class details revealed

The latest generation Mercedes-Benz S-class has been around longer than its competitors and the manufacturer last made changes to it in 2010. The new S-class is expected to come out next year and new details have been revealed about the sedan. We have learnt that Mercedes is set to expand the line up to include five variants in the next two years.

The new S-class is expected to feature new LED integrated headlamps, a wider chrome front grille and the standard saloon will be followed by a long-wheelbase variant. There would also be two super-luxury Pullman versions, stretching to six metres or more in length. Mercedes will also be introducing a new S-class coupe to replace the CL and an S-class cabriolet is on the cards as well. Both are cars would only appear in 2014 and only time will tell whether we would get to see them in India. The production S-class Cabriolet will feature a two-door body with a large fabric hood.

In 2013 we can also expect a heavily upgraded version of the E-class which would include a facelift, new doors and roof set and there would be also a new range of engines. The 2014 E-class would come in as a saloon, estate, coupe and cabriolet.

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2010 Mercedes S-class

2010 Mercedes S-class

2010 Mercedes S-class
2010 Mercedes S-class
2010 Mercedes S-class
2010 Mercedes S-class
2010 Mercedes S-class
2010 Mercedes S-class
2010 Mercedes S-class
2010 Mercedes S-class

For a vast majority there still exists no symbol of success, pride and celebration of making it big in their life other than owning a Mercedes S-Class. Patronized by dictators, world leaders, film stars, musicians and other influential personalities, the S-class remains the ultimate symbol of wealth for people around the world and in India. Time was when the S-class was the only car of choice for Indians looking for a luxury sedan but now with the arrival of the BMW 7-series and the Audi A8, Indians can choose from between three cars which are completely different from each other. The owners of the S-class would describe their ride as the best car in the world and in 2010 Mercedes introduced into India the new S500 which is now assembled in India along with the S350. There is also the 350CDI and prices for the Mercedes S-class start from Rs 85,50,099 to Rs 99,56,166 ex-showroom New Delhi.

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