Stunning Mercedes EQS Interior Blows Away Rivals
Mercedes EQS Interior To Lead The Way in the EV Market
The Mercedes-Benz EQS is one of the most eagerly anticipated EV cars to be launched. Now we can see what it looks like on the inside – the EQS is shaping up to be one of those “landmark” cars. So let’s take a look.
It’s futuristic exterior is super-slick and streamlined, infact it is the most-aerodynamical production car ever built.
At first glance you have to remind yourself this is an executive saloon that is roughly the same size as it’s non-EV blood brother, the S-Class. And that’s great. But it’s the Mercedes EQS’ interior that is really setting tongues wagging.
Straight away it’s easy to see why.
I mean look at it.
It’s The Jetsons, meets Tomorrow’s World, meets Star Trek.
But way, way, way better.
In fact, this is probably the most jaw-dropping interior I have seen. Ever. And even with the whole future in front of us, this already feels like it’s going to take some beating.
Of course, I appreciate it might seem I am over-egging this a little bit, but you see, the Mercedes EQS is A LOT of a big deal and the pressure is on to deliver- as the main people at Mercedes have acknowledged themselves.
Deserving of the ‘S’
In simplistic terms, the EQS could be equated to an electric version of Mercedes’ standard-bearer S-Class – the very model which defines the Mercedes-Benz brand.
Mercedes CEO, Ola Källenius, recently highlighted it’s significance when he said;
“The EQS is designed to exceed the expectations of even our most demanding customers. That’s exactly what a Mercedes has to do to earn the letter ‘S’ in its name. Because we don’t award that letter lightly.”
And boy has it earnt that letter.
In this particular instance, the ‘S’ could mean Stunning, Superior, Superb, Sublime. Take your pick.
So, drooling aside, let’s look at the meat on the bones of the Mercedes EQS.
The MBUX Hyperscreen
Well, first of all it comes packed with the things you would expect from a quality executive saloon – but it takes each thing that little bit further.
The base model comes with the standard S-Class dashboard – which is superb in itself. In the pictures shown above however, you can see the MBUX Hyperscreen option.
“The EQS is designed to exceed the expectations of even our most demanding customers.” – Ola Källenius
This Hyperscreen option is phenomenal. It provides 3 high quality, high definition screens – a 12.3 inch screen for the dashboard dials, a 17 inch central console (the same size as a large laptop) and another 12.3 inch screen for the passenger.
Housed behind a scratch-proof glass that’s easy to clean, the screens have also been positioned to minimise reflections and the Hyperscreen. The result is simply breath-taking.
Where the EQS becomes even more space-aged though is in it’s intuitive controls and ability to make life almost unnecessarily easy.
First of all, it’s voice control is one of the better versions on the market. Each person is allocated their own “profile” and through a number of microphones dotted around the car, it knows who has requested what.
It also has features such as doors that know when to open, headlights that can project messages onto the road. The car also uses a GPS system to remember where speed-bumps and steep driveways are, so it will raise the car up next time it goes over them – ensuring a smoother ride.
There is also a Face-recognition system to identify who is driving, which will then upload your own personal settings.
But perhaps even more impressive is the car’s use of AI (artificial intelligence).
There are plenty of other AI features where the onboard computer is able to pre-empt your behaviours to help with menu/submenu choices, saving you having to scroll through whilst driving – like having your own Personal Assistant work your settings for you.
Very clever. Infact could it be too clever?
Will you need a PHd in Quantum Physics just to start the engine?
CEO Källenius claims that the system can be learnt in 10 minutes. This remains to be seen of course, but you get the point. It should be a doddle.
An Intuitive Interior, Built For Comfort
The interior of the Mercedes EQS is also more than just pleasing on the eye, or being clever just for being clever’s sake.
Away from the stunning looks, the EQS works just as hard to make the journey as pleasurable for the passengers as it does it’s driver.
A Car for the Senses
The Mercedes EQS doesn’t just want to get people from A to B. It feels like it wants to deliver an out-of-body experience.
All of the seats are like a warm embrace after not seeing a loved one for a while.
The accompanying soundtrack for your journey vary from the usual pre-programmed driving sounds which change with driving style – to soundscapes which include soothing sounds called Forest Glade, Sounds of the Sea, and Summer Rain that can be selected during stop-overs helping the vehicle users to relax – to the point where the line between car journey and spa break becomes blurred.
There’s enough space in the back for an entire Yoga class.
Then there are the materials and the little details that once again take the EQS to that next level. The textures, the shapes and designs, the ambient lighting – it’s like a mobile sensory room.
You know perfectly well that a whole-day meeting was probably called to discuss the door panels.
This is Grand Design without any of the toil to get the result. It’s just the jaw-dropping result.
The End Result
We’ve not really touched on the performance of the car and how it compares to it’s rivals from Porsche and Tesla. Don’t worry though, it’s performance is brilliant too, and we will be reviewing it again in the coming months.
For now though, I just wanted to share something with you that is rather magnificent. A glimpse into the future.
In 5-10 years time, many of the features of the EQS will be available as standard in run-of-the-mill hatchbacks – and that’s exciting.
By then Mercedes will of course no doubt be creating vehicles that can fly, or just simply a way of teleporting you directly to your destination.
Whatever the future holds, it’s hard to see just what can be included to improve vehicles from here – and yet, Mercedes already have another 7 EVs being built next year. The mind boggles at what’s coming next.
The Mercedes EQS will be available later this summer, with prices for the base model starting from £80,000.