The Mercedes-Benz S-Class took home the Premium Car Award by ICOTY edging out the Mercedes-AMG A 45 S and the Volvo S60.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has won the Premium Car Award 2022 by ICOTY . The luxury sedan went against three of its own siblings from Mercedes, the AMG A 35, AMG GLA 35, AMG A 45 S and the Aston Martin DBX and Volvo S60 in the Premium Car Award category. The W223 S-Class made its debut in India last year, and is available in two variants, the S 350d and the S 450 4MATIC both of which are assembled in India.
With 153 points to its name, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class emerged as a clear winner in the category. The Mercedes-AMG A 45 S came second while the Volvo S60 finished third.
Features list for the S-Class is exhaustive, but some highlights include a completely flush buttonless cabin dominated by screens and luxurious materials, four-zone automatic climate control, 64-colour ambient lighting, Burmester audio system, fully adjustable reclining rear seats with memory function, heated/cooled seats, massage function, MBUX operating system and many more.
Power wise, the S 350 d gets a 2.9-litre diesel unit making 286bhp and 600Nm of torque. This engine is mated to an automatic transmission that only powers the rear wheels. This car can accelerate from a standstill to a hundred in 6.4 seconds. The S 450 4MATIC gets a 3.0-litre petrol unit with a 48V electric motor, producing 389bhp and 750Nm of torque. This car accelerates even faster with a 5.1 second dash to a hundred. Also available is Mercedes’ 4MATIC AWD system. Both the cars ride on specially tuned for comfort air suspension.