With over two decades on history, Mercedes-Benz India is the oldest and the first luxury carmaker to enter the country. Making its India debut way back in 1994, the company has been part of the rising automotive scene in India offering exciting and luxurious products at every turn. The company currently operates out of its manufacturing facility in Chakan, Maharashtra. Most of the models are heavily localised, helping the brand maintain a competitive advantage. The company's most popular models include the C-Class, E-Class, S-Class, and GLE. Here is everything to know about Mercedes-Benz cars in India.
Mercedes-Benz vehicles are known for their luxury, performance, and build quality. The company offers a wide range of models at different price points to meet the needs of the customers. The starting price of Mercedes Benz in India is from Rs 42 lakh (ex-showroom) for the entry level saloon, the A-Class. The most expensive Mercedes Benz model is the S-Class Maybach which is priced at Rs 3.20 crore (ex-showroom). Other popular models include the entry-level C-Class sedan starting at Rs 55 lakh (ex-showroom), E-Class at Rs 66.99 lakh (ex-showroom) and the S-Class at Rs 1.60 crore (ex-showroom). No matter what your budget is, there is a Mercedes-Benz model that will fit your needs.
Mercedes-Benz Features and Safety
Mercedes-Benz have been pioneers of safety since the early days of the automobile. All recent Mercedes-Benz cars come equipped with a host of radars, sensors and cameras along with the most tech laden cabin. Some of the most popular features offered by Mercedes-Benz include ventilated and massaging seats, large touchscreen units, 3D HUD, and adjustable suspension, 64 colour ambient lighting, Burmester surround sound system among others. Cocooning you in comfort, the company also offers multifunctional sports steering wheel in Nappa leather, electrically adjustable front seats with memory function and wireless charging.
Safety features on board a Mercedes Benz include standards like ABD with EBD, ESP, Traction control, numerous airbags and more. In addition, on all its latest models, the company is also offering attention assist, adaptive headlights, blind spot assist, brake assist, cruise control, and more. Attention assist is a feature that can remind the driver to take a break if it detects that the driver is fatigued. Adaptive headlights can adjust the light beam pattern to better illuminate the road ahead based on conditions such as rain or snow. For the safety of the people on the road, the brand has come up with the Active Bonnet feature which minimizes pedestrian injuries by lifting the rear edge of the hood when you are involved in an accident. Raising the hood creates additional space that can serve as a cushion between the hood and the engine improving pedestrian protection.
Other notable features on a Mercedes Benz car include Mercedes Me app, that helps you control the car remotely, the MBUX infotainment system that uses AI to make journeys more memorable.
As one of the oldest and most popular car brands in the world, Mercedes-Benz is constantly innovating to stay at the forefront of the industry. The company recently confirmed its commitment to more electric vehicles with the launch of the first made in India electric vehicle, the EQS. In the next 24 months we expect the brand to launch the EQB electric (Expected Launch: December 2022), 2023 GLC (Expected Launch: March 2023) and the EQS SUV (Expected launch: June 2023) among others.
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