Those who get close enough to see or sit, the interior will definitely notice. Mercedes is the first manufacturer to offer a virtual screen that extends across the entire dashboard, a 56-inch LCD called Hyperscreen. This length liquid crystal actually consists of three separate screens, large in front of the driver, giant in the center and smaller in front of the passenger.
Four more screens are available: a head-up display that projects information onto the windshield in front of the driver; one for each rear seat passenger mounted on the back of the front seats; and removable, tablet-shaped in the console between the rear seats. Each occupant can search, play, listen and watch their own content as permitted by the regulations. And information ̵
Controlling all this technology is a built-in digital assistant called MBUX, which can be called, similar to Alexa, saying “Hey, Mercedes.” The assistant can then be asked in natural language to find and navigate to destinations, play a song from a music streaming service, adjust the four-zone internal temperature, or even make adjustments in one of the four locations. The microphones around the cabin allow MBUX to detect a single passenger, so all they have to say is “Hey, Mercedes. Turn on my seat massager, ”and he will find it and activate it for the correct position.
MBUX can also provide directions to the nearest fast charging station, although Mercedes brass may be surprised or upset that our recommendation is at BMW’s North American headquarters in northern New Jersey.
Most importantly, the cabin looks like a properly rich S-Class, with soft leather, deep carpets, polished wood and a pierced metal trim, similar to jewelry, all surrounded by threads of infinitely adjustable colored lighting. The EQS housing is also insulated to enhance the luxurious noise inherent in the electric drive. Although for those who are afraid of silence, synthetic noises can be delivered with acceleration. Be warned that they sound like a turkey posing as a term.