Those who come close enough to see or sit in, the interior will definitely notice. Mercedes is the first manufacturer to offer a virtual display that extends across the entire dashboard, a 56-inch LCD, which it calls the Hyperscreen. This length of liquid crystal actually consists of three separate screens, one large in front of the driver, one giant in the middle and one smaller in front of the passenger.
Four additional screens are available: a head-up display that projects information on the windshield in front of the driver; one for each of the rear seat passengers mounted on the rear of the front seats and one removable tablet-shaped in the console between the rear seats. Each resident can search, play, listen to and view their own content as rules allow. And information ̵
Controlling all of this technology is a built-in digital assistant called MBUX, which can be called Alexa-like by saying “Hello, 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 internal temperature in four zones or even make adjustments to one of the four seats. Microphones around the cabin allow MBUX to find an individual occupant, so all they need to say is “Hi, Mercedes. Turn on my seat massager, ”and it finds and activates it to the right position.
MBUX can also provide directions to the nearest fast charging station, though the Mercedes brass may be surprised or embarrassed that the one it recommended for us was at BMW’s North American headquarters in northern New Jersey.
Most importantly, the cabin looks like a properly sumptuous S-Class with soft leather, deep rugs, polished wood and jewelery-pierced metal cladding, all ringed by wires with steplessly adjustable colored lighting. EQS’s body is also filled with insulation to enhance the luxurious silence associated with electric propulsion. Although for those who fear silence, synthetic sounds can be introduced during acceleration. Be warned that they sound like a turkey mimicking a Theremin.