2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class’ interiors revealed
We already know that the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is due for its debut real soon. We had already seen some pictures of the prototype but finally, Mercedes-Benz has also unveiled the interior of the flagship saloon on its website.
The designers at Mercedes-Benz have refined the creature comforts in both the standard and long wheelbase variants of the new S-Class. Ingenious tweaks have been made to interior architecture, across the front and rear seats.
The central dash display is now a portrait screen, part of a 5-screen array in this land yacht. The updated S-Class will also feature voice control for its active ambient lighting. You can also use the ‘Hey Mercedes’ prompt to operate the climate control system.
New touches to the interior include the use of open-pore walnut wood in the panels, paired with genuine aluminium form inlays. Seating has also been re-worked to incorporate neck warmers, better adjustability and five rear seat options, which are individually climate controlled.
Climate control has been refined as well, in the form of four new low-profile centre vents, with horizontally mounted adjusters. The dashboard design now includes two slim vertical side vents. Mercedes has also reduced the number of physical buttons in the cabin, a minimalist approach to provide only what is necessary.
The active ambient lighting now comprises of 250 LEDs in the light bands that engulf the lounge-like cabin. Apart from the tailor-made driver and passenger ergonomics, Mercedes has also incorporated seat kinetics, which perform minute changes to inclination of the seat cushions and backrests.
You can now let the car choose the optimal driving position for you. You can input your height into the MBUX interface, using either voice or touch. The S-Class will then adjust the seat, steering wheel and mirrors accordingly. However, these changes can be readjusted according to the customer’s needs.
Mercedes’ flagship also has an Active Blind Spot Assist, which warns of an impending collision with a red-light animation.
The optional reclining rear seat now has better adjustability and more room in a fully inclined position. The S-Class now also features near-ear loudspeakers in the front seat, for the purpose of enhanced surround sound as well as clearer navigation and call information to the driver.
The new S-Class is slated for its India launch in the second half of 2021, as confirmed by Santosh Iyer, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India.