Mercedes-Benz has released the first batch of photos of the new 2014 S-Class sedan’s interior.
Mercedes-Benz is going to officially take the wraps off the next-generation 2014 S-Class at the New York Auto Show next week. We’ve seen several spy photos of the new S-Class sedan, which shows a sedan that will not be a huge departure stylistically. While we wait for its official debut, Mercedes-Benz has released a batch of photos of the interior of the new S-Class.
Mercedes-Benz has dubbed the new S-Class the “best best automobile in the world.” The automaker also says that goal for the new S-Class was “perfection to the last detail” with the final result being called “The Essence of Luxury.” The 2014 S-Class’s interior is full of new first like the redesigned display that extends in front of the driver. It replaces the traditional instrument cluster and combines numerous other functions. Also the entire display appears to be free-floating, an impression reinforced by “corona effect” ambience backlighting. Two high-resolution color displays in 8:3 format with a screen diagonal of 12.3 inches form the new information center in the S-Class. The left-hand display performs the functions of the previous instrument cluster, providing the driver with all relevant information. The right-hand display allows the convenient control of infotainment and comfort functions.
The seats also get a new “energizing” massage function that uses the “hot stone principle” and features a unique massage function with
14 separately actuated air cushions in the backrest, as well as an integrated warming function. There is a choice of six massage programs, two of them using the warming function. The new “warmth comfort package” heats the steering wheel, armrests and door center panels in the front and rear.
Three new features improve safety in the rear: in the belt buckle feeder an electric motor automatically raises and lowers the buckle. The belt bag is an inflatable seat-belt strap that is able to reduce the risk of injury to passengers in the rear in a head-on collision by lessening the strain on the ribcage. The reclining seat is fitted with a cushionbag as standard. This prevents the occupant from sliding under the belt in the event of an accident.
Another interesting new feature is the “air-balance package” that features a system that can individualize the smell of the vehicle interior. It neither changes the interior smell permanently, nor are perfume molecules deposited on fabric surfaces or clothing.
The new S-Class is also the first vehicle worldwide to offer a genuine multi-user system for entertainment functions. This means that there is independent access to the media sources of the entertainment system from any of the four seats – i.e. radio, TV, internet, navigation, DVD player and USB-connected devices.