What is the Third Space concept?
Mercedes designers conceptualize the S-Class as a “third space.” This means “a significant environment that exists between one’s home environment and office.” To enhance this notion, Mercedes says the interior of the new S-Class sedans is inspired by the interior design of high-end luxury yachts. This can be seen in the dashboard’s design, for example, with its vast and almost totally unbroken wood plane. This detail lowers the dash visually and helps make the interior feel airy and open. Throughout the rest of the interior, one will find a plethora of other nautical design features and details.
How is the interior lit?
A great deal of design and engineering has gone into the lighting of the S-Class interior. Essentially, the designers at Mercedes took LED lighting and transformed it from a common technology into true interior-design art. For example, the interior of the S-Class sedans consist of hundreds of tint LEDs which change modes to reflect climate control choices, and even work in concert with the vehicle’s safety assistance systems. The light of the primary colors of red, green and blue LEDS is reflected at the boundary between an optically dense and thinner material to create an otherworldly effect. And to really make the lighting stand out, Mercedes has increased its brightness ten times beyond what previous LED generations offered. The result is a revolutionary interior experience that journalists say “is caught between the digital and analog worlds.”
What is the Warmth & Comfort package?
There are no peers when it comes to the temperature control of the cabin of the S-Class sedans. Take the Warmth and Comfort package. On cold days, heated seats, armrests and steering wheel warm up rapidly as part of the Warmth & Comfort package to ensure warmth on all surfaces that the drivers and front passengers may come into contact with. And each occupant has a choice between three heating levels with the control elements located in the respective door control panels. For those that desire, the armrest heating can be deactivated so occupants aren’t overwhelmed with heated surfaces.
And what about the ENERGIZING seating?
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedans offer a next-level seating package referred to as ENERGIZING Seat Kinetics. ENERGIZING Seat Kinetics offers unprecedented seating comfort. When the driver selects the ENERGIZING program, the inclination of the seat cushions and backrests is repeatedly adjusted while driving. The changes are only minimal – a few millimeters – but the effect is significant. Mercedes says that these continuous adjustments improve spinal health and muscle tone. This is because the natural strain in muscles, joints, and discs is dissipated by the small movements leading to relaxation and an improved supply of nutrients to the joints and discs. The selection of the ENERGIZING seat kinetics programs is visually supported via the central display of MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) on the dash touchscreen display.
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