Mercedes To Launch AMG GT 63 S (Photo Credit: file photo )
Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz India on Tuesday said it will launch AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC 4 door Coupe, the world’s fastest series production four-seater, in the Auto Expo next month. Besides, the company will unveil all-new A-Class limousine, showcase the new GLA and EQC Edition 1886 during the biennial show.
“Participation in Auto Expo reflects our unwavering commitment to our customers who want to associate with a winning and fundamentally strong brand,” Mercedes-Benz India Managing Director and CEO Martin Schwenk said in a statement. The brand showcase planned by the company will not only fascinate its customers and enthusiasts, it will also send a strong message of excitement and positive sentiment, he added.
“As leaders in the luxury car industry, our investments at the Auto Expo firmly reiterate Mercedes-Benz’s confidence in the long-term prospect of the luxury car market and the bullishness of its customers; it also underline our responsibility to drive the industry and provide a positive stimulus to the market,” Schwenk noted.
The 15th edition of India’s biennial flagship automobile show, Auto Expo, will be held from February 5-12 with many Chinese companies set to make their debut. While the likes of Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Mahindra & Mahindra and Tata Motors will continue to make their presence felt, notable absentees from the expo will be Honda, BMW and Ford, among others. Audi, Lexus, Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover are also reportedly not participating in the Auto Expo 2020.
Apart from this, Mercedes-Benz G 350d has been launched in India at the price of Rs 1.5 Crore (ex-showroom, India). On the competition front in India, the newly-launched Mercedes-Benz G 350d is up against the Range Rover Sport, Porsche Cayenne, and the Land Rover Defender.
Mercedes-Benz G 350d comes equipped with the 3.0-litre, in-line six-cylinder diesel that churns out 282 bhp and 600 Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. According to a report of NDTV’s carandbike, the G 350d is a off-roader and comes with three differential locks for the front and rear axle, as well as a centre differential. Also, there is a permanent All-Wheel Drive and gas filled shock absorbers.
On the outside, the Mercedes-Benz G 350d gets PanAmericana grille, a revised bumper with smaller air intakes, and twin exhausts at the rear, in place of quad exhausts with two on each side sticking out below the rear doors. The SUV looks menacing with its boxy proportions, round headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights and LED taillights.
Also, the grille gets the massive three-pointed star logo. Inside, the newly-launched SUV of Mercedes-Benz gets digital instrument console and an extended 12.3-inch display for the infotainment system that runs the latest MBUX interface. It also gets different steering wheel.
The seats of the car are upholstered in Artica leather instead of Nappa. Importantly, the Mercedes G 350d comes to India as a CBU (completely built-up) unit. The customers can also opt for the Star Ease service package with the new G 350 d starting at Rs 79,500 for a period of two years.
(With inputs from PTI)