2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Launch Timeline Revealed

The upcoming sedan is set to be launched by the end of June, with select dealers accepting unofficial bookings


  • 2021 S-Class to be initially imported as a CBU.
  • To be available in only the fully-loaded Launch Edition.
  • Will be provided with 3.0-litre petrol and diesel engines.
  • Features include rear seat airbag, Burmester sound system, 64-colour ambient lighting, and rear-axle steering wheel.
  • Will rival the Audi A8L and BMW 7 Series.

Mercedes-Benz will launch the 2021 S-Class in India by June-end. Select dealers have unofficially started accepting bookings for a token of Rs 1 lakh. Ahead of its introduction, we bring you the luxury sedan’s variants, features, colour options, and technical specifications. 


At launch, the S-Class will be brought to India as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) in a fully-loaded Launch Edition. It will be available in S400D (diesel) and S450 (petrol) variants, the technical specifications of which are mentioned below:


Mercedes-Benz S400D

Mercedes-Benz S450


3.0-litre diesel

3.0-litre petrol

Power (PS)



Torque (Nm)




9-speed automatic

9-speed automatic


Rear-wheel drive

Rear-wheel drive

The new S-Class is a size larger than the current model, and that should result in increased space. Here’s a quick comparison between the existing and the upcoming model:


Existing S-Class

New S-Class


Length (mm)



  • 34mm

Width (mm)



  • 22mm

Height (mm)



  • 13mm

Wheelbase (mm)



  • 51mm

Rear seats are usually top priority for S-Class owners, and the 2021 model gets it right with a lounge-like twin-seat setup with soft pillows on the headrest. Also, rear-seat occupants get their own entertainment system and a tablet through which they can access most of the features, including the massage function, climate control, infotainment system, and ambient lighting. 


The S-Class scores brownie points on the safety front as well. Passengers sitting at the back get first-in-segment rear seat airbags placed behind the front seats. In the case of a mishap, the two airbags open up, protecting the rear-seat occupants from head and neck injuries. 


The 12.3-inch digital driver’s display and Tesla-esque 12.8-inch infotainment system (with 320GB storage space) lend the cabin a modern-day look. Other notable features include 64-colour ambient lighting, Burmester 4D audio, four-zone climate control, connected car tech, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, two wireless phone chargers, and rear-axle steering wheel (for improved maneuverability). 


The S-Class’s exterior design means business. Launch Edition models will be based on the AMG-Line trim, infusing sporty elements with the S-Class’s plush styling. The generous use of chrome adds that premium touch to the design while the detailing of the rear LED tail lamps is bound to get attention. Take a closer look at the S-Class’s styling right here. 

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The new S-Class will be available in five body paints: Designo Diamond White, Onyx Black, Anthracite Blue, Rubellite Red, and Emerald Green. You can also choose from two interior colour combinations: Magma Grey/Macchiato Beige and Black/Sienna Brown. 


It’s evident Mercedes didn’t want to leave anything to chance with the S-Class. However, all the swanky features and swish design will come at a price. We expect the new S-Class to start northwards of Rs 1.50 crore (ex-showroom). The sedan will rekindle its rivalry with the BMW 7 Series and Audi A8L

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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Rs. 2.17 Crore Onwards
Ex-showroom, Delhi
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