After the initial order-taking phase in May, Mercedes-Benz Thailand has officially made the all-new S-Class available for sale. Locally assembled at the Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant (TAAP) in Samut Prakan, the all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class is offered in the S 350d model in either Exclusive or AMG Premium variants.
The price of the flagship limousine from Mercedes-Benz starts at THB6,690,000 (RM860k) for the Exclusive variant, while the AMG Premium asks THB500,000 dearer, pricing at THB7,190,000 (RM925k).
Both variants feature similar feature content, such as Multibeam LED headlamps with adaptive high-beam assist plus, pop-up door handles, panoramic moonroof and soft-closing doors. Interestingly, the S 450 4Matic in Indonesia gets the Digital Light headlamps which use millions of tiny mirrors to even project images onto the ground.
Only the styling of the bumpers and side skirts separates the two, with the AMG Premium getting the namesake design and 20-inch multispoke wheels.
Under the bonnet is a 2.9-litre turbocharged six-cylinder diesel engine generating outputs of 286 hp and 600 Nm of torque from just 1,200 to 3,200 rpm. Paired to the 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission, the limousine reaches 100 km/h from standstill in 6.4 seconds.
As for the interior, the all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class in Thailand is very well spec-ed. Both variants have the fully-digital instrumentation with the landscape-oriented 12.8-inch OLED central display, fingerprint scanner, Burmester 3D Surround Sound system with 15 speakers, MBUX Entertainment, multi-contour front seats with massaging function and Airbalance package.
We’ve gone into a lot more detail about the new spaceship-esque MBUX system before, so be sure to check out the full rundown here.
The occupant seated at the left-rear corner meanwhile get to enjoy the one-touch executive reclining seat with footrest, MBUX rear-entertainment system with individual screens plus a rear tablet, wireless headsets, wireless smartphone charger and powered sunblinds.
The more expensive S 350d AMG Premium variant meanwhile receive AMG-specific items such as sports steering wheel and interior package, exclusive Nappa on dashboard and upholstery that also feature diamond pattern, premium wood trim and MBUX Interior Assistant with Gesture Control.
As for safety features, the flagship model is fitted with the full Driving Assistance package that includes Active Distronic cruise control, active lane-keeping assist, active blind-spot assist, active steering assist with hands-off warning and active brake assist with motorbike and pedestrian detection.
A 360-degree parking camera system is also included.
With our neighbours all getting their hands on the all-new S-Class, we’d wager that the new luxury sedan will soon also make its way onto our shores – so do keep an eye out on AutoBuzz.my as we bring you the latest developments!
2021 Mercedes-Benz S 350d (Thailand)
2021 Mercedes-Benz S 450 4Matic (Indonesia)