Mercedes-Benz Officially Unveiled The Interior Of The New S-Class
After a few spy shots and a few recent teasers, Mercedes has finally provided official interior shots of the all-new S-Class. The automaker completely redesigned the interior of the model, which now has almost nothing in common with the previous model. Take, for example, the number of mechanical buttons and switches, which was reduced by as much as 27 compared to the current S-Class.
The headlight switches and window washer remain the same, but most other functions can be activated by tapping, scrolling, voice commands, or gestures. As for the climate control settings, Mercedes says they are moved to the bottom of the Central display to allow quick access without having to navigate through multiple submenus. A similar solution can be found on Tesla tablets.
The new S-Class will feature up to five displays: a fully digital instrument cluster, an infotainment system with an XXL touch screen, and three displays for rear passengers. As with the new Cadillac Escalade, they use OLED technology for greater clarity, which, besides, consumes 30% less energy than a conventional LCD.
Another novelty introduced in the new generation of a sedan is a display with support for augmented reality (AR) for navigation, as well as for driving assistance systems. A regular HUD screen is also available.
The AR-enabled version has an opening angle of 10 degrees horizontally and 5 degrees vertically, with the image appearing almost 10 meters away. This vast display area is equivalent to a 77-inch monitor.
While the driver's display may seem familiar at first glance, the digital dashboard, which has four display styles and three modes, has three-dimensional technology that can be used without having to wear 3D glasses.
The vehicle interior is even more digital and intelligent, as both the hardware and software have made great strides: brilliant displays on up to five large screens, in part with OLED technology, make control of vehicle and comfort functions even more user-friendly. The human factor is always the central consideration as the possibilities for personalization and intuitive operation have become far more extensive. This certainly applies in the rear, but also for the driver: for example, the new 3D driver display allows a spatial view at the touch of a button for the first time, providing a real three-dimensional effect without having to wear 3D glasses.
In addition to screens and a HUD display, the new S-Class boasts a more advanced voice assistant with support for 27 languages and a better understanding of what passengers are saying. Even those in the back can use it thanks to several microphones that also help MBUX determine where the voice is coming from. You can even use voice control to change the settings of the heated seats and massage, as an alternative to using controls on door maps or virtual buttons built into the large display.
This is the first stage of a three-part advertising campaign for the new S-Class, ahead of its world premiere in September. The second ad will air on July 29 and provide detailed information about safety and comfort, while the third and final episode, which will be released on August 12, will focus on luxury interiors.