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MBM vice-president (sales and marketing for passenger cars) Mark Raine (left) with MBM president and CEO Dr Claus Weidner.
MBM vice-president (sales and marketing for passenger cars) Mark Raine (left) with MBM president and CEO Dr Claus Weidner.

MERCEDES-BENZ Malaysia (MBM) has launched the new updated Mercedes-Benz S-Class family, with a base price of RM699,888 for the locally-assembled S450 L AMG line.

The other variants in the S-Class family, which have also been launched, include the S560 Cabrio, Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe and Mercedes-Maybach S 560.

MBM vice-president (sales and marketing for passenger cars) Mark Raine said the S-Class family was the definitive statement of luxury in its purest form for the discerning customers.

“With the launch of this exclusive collection, we proudly underline our position as a leading luxury lifestyle brand in the automotive segment,” Raine said at the launch earlier this week.

Raine added that the S-Class was reinvented with unrivalled craftsmanship, luxurious appointment, class-leading features, a modern powertrain and the highest technological standards.

The development work on the new S-Class was extensive with 6,500 new components, including new features and functions, such as Active Distance Control Distronic and Active Steering Assist, Airmatic suspension, as well as multibeam LED headlamps.

Maybach S560
Maybach S560

Since 2013, Mercedes-Benz has sold more than 300,000 S-Class saloons and currently there are six different S-Class variants.

The standard variant is powered by a 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine and paired with a 9-G-TRONIC automatic transmission, producing 367hp with 500Nm of torque.

Prices start at RM699,888 for the locally-assembled S450 L AMG line variant.

The S 450 is powered by a 3.0 litre bi-turbo V6 petrol engine delivering 362hp at 5,500rpm to 6,000rpm and 500Nm from 1,800rpm to 4,000rpm.

The engine is paired to a 9G-Tronic automatic transmission, enabling the S450 to achieve the century sprint in 5.4 seconds, with a top speed of 250kph.

The Mercedes-Benz S450L
The Mercedes-Benz S450L

The Dynamic Select driving mode programme with Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual modes come standard with the car.

The S 450 comes in seven colours: Selenite Grey, Obsidian Black, Iridium Silver, Magnetite Black, Diamond Silver, Cavansite Blue or Diamond White Bright.

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