Hybrid gets ritzy AMG Line kit
Let’s welcome the S 400h AMG Line, the latest trim in the range from Mercedes-Benz Malaysia. Priced at RM598,888, the name suggests of the addition of an AMG kit that include AMG bodystyling, distinctive 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels, and two visible tailpipes ensure a dynamic look when viewed from any angle. Underneath the flared wheel arches and behind the large alloys hide perforated brake discs.
“As a forerunner of the hybrid technology in Malaysia, the success of the S-Class has been astounding. The new S-Class with AMG Line is the perfect combination of pinnacle of luxury in conjunction with the sporty character. This new variant of the S-Class embodies our leadership aspirations like no other model. It is the best-selling limousine in the world as well as in Malaysia and the vehicle of choice in the premium luxury segment,” says Mark Raine, Vice President, Sales & Marketing Passenger Cars, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia.
Underneath the bonnet is a 3.5-litre, 6-cylinder engine that produces 306hp and 370Nm. Then there’s the electric motor, giving an additional 26hp and 250Nm. The car does the century sprint in 6.8 seconds before reaching a top speed of 250kph; impressive, even more so is its 6.3L/100km of fuel efficiency potential.
Standard features in the S 400h AMG Line include Airmatic air suspension system, Active Parking Assist, Distronic Plus with Steer Assist and Stop and Go Pilot, Rear belt bag with gas-inflation during crash, Power closing function for doors, and climatised rear seats.