Mercedes-Benz has unviewed the interior of the upcoming next-generation S-Class and it is several steps ahead of the current-gen car which already boasts of a tech-rich cabin.
The interior which boasts of controls and functions now rely more on touch, voice, and gestures, having reduced buttons and switches by a whopping 27, compared to the outgoing model. The lights and windscreen wipers are perhaps some of the very few functions that are operated in an old-fashioned way. Mercedes have even added quick access to climate control settings under the central display.
The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class cabin has a total of five screens – a fully-digital instrument cluster, a 12.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and three screens at the rear. The screens get OLED tech for crisper graphics while using 30 per cent less energy compared to the conventional LCD.
Starting with the most obvious, the cabin takes inspiration from classic wood yachts. All interior lighting is 10 times brighter thanks to the latest LED technology. Capable of any colour, the ambience can easily be seen in broad daylight. All seats carry the AGR seal of the healthy spine campaign, and they have speakers integrated for immersive 3D surround sound. The press release is a dozen pages, so we hope this will entice you to learn more.
The name MBUX for the new infotainment system signals that the user experience (UX) is to the fore. A unique feature of this system is its ability to learn thanks to artificial intelligence. MBUX can be individualised and adapts to suit the user. It thus creates an emotional connection between the vehicle, driver and passengers. At the same time updates “over the air” are possible. It also heralds a new era at Mercedes me Connectivity.
Its further strengths include the high-resolution Widescreen Cockpit with touchscreen operation, navigation display with augmented reality technology plus intelligent voice control with natural speech recognition, which is activated with the keyword “Hey Mercedes”.
These are some of the interior display below.