Mercedes-Benz today added a special variant to its S-Class lineup. Called the Connoisseur’s Edition, it is available in two trim levels – the S 350 d and the S400. While the former is priced at Rs 1.21 crore, the asking price for the latter is Rs 1.32 crore (both prices ex-showroom Pune). As the name suggests, it is has been crafted specifically to enhance level of luxury and comfort for the chauffeur-driven. But before we get into those additions, let’s quickly glance through the powerplants.
The S 350 d variant is powered by a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder diesel engine that produces 262PS of power and 620Nm of torque. The S 400, on the other hand, has a 3.0-litre combustion chamber that generates 338PS of power and 480Nm of torque. Both the engines come mated with a 7G-TRONIC PLUS transmission and while the diesel-powered saloon takes 6.8 seconds to reach 100kmph from a standstill, the petrol one completes it in 6.1 seconds. Top-speed, like most Mercedes-Benz products, is electronically limited to 250kmph.
Let’s now dive into the list of added features. The S-Class Connoisseur’s Edition comes with what Mercedes-Benz likes to call an executive rear seat behind the front passenger. It has extended thigh support for more comfort and can be electronically reclined up to 43.5 degrees. This, in combination with the chauffeur package, provides an electrically extending footrest as well. Other features include AIR-BALANCE package including ionization, which helps in improved air filtering and fragrance, and Night View Assist Plus, which helps in improving night visibility and eventually reduce the risk of an accident.