Mercedes EQS has ‘hyperscreen’ dashboard
German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz published the first details and photos of the interior of its electric luxury sedan EQS. The world premiere of the model will take place on 15 April, but Mercedes is already giving a preview of the ‘hyperscreen’ integrated into the cockpit.
The most striking element is undoubtedly the ‘MBUX Hyperscreen’, the screen arrangement that Mercedes already presented some weeks ago. Now the 141-centimeter-wide panel can be seen in the car itself for the first time.
Behind the curved cover glass, the so-called instrument panel (12,3 inches), the large center touchscreen (17,7 inches), and a smaller touchscreen on the passenger side (12,3 inches) are combined. The cover glass is manufactured using a special process to provide high break resistance and a distortion-free view across the entire width. Under the touchscreens, one can find a total of twelve actuators that provide haptic feedback.
Mercedes calls the menu navigation ‘zero layers’. Both drivers and passengers can select important functions directly on the central display without going through a menu level or ‘layer’.
In addition to the pictures of the optional Hyperscreen, Mercedes has also published images of the standard equipment. This features a tablet-like protruding display for driver information and a touchscreen on the center console, reminiscent of the recently launched S-Class arrangement.
Like the Hyperscreen, a head-up display with augmented reality functions will also be available. Mercedes claims that with the high display resolution, directions and instructions can be shown with an additional degree of accuracy. The driver gets a field of vision that corresponds to a diagonal of 77 inches.
Mercedes also went all-out in setting up the sound system, and customers are to be able to select different ‘sound worlds’ and customize the driving sound in the interior.
In conjunction with the optional Burmester surround system, there are the ‘Silver Waves’ and ‘Vivid Flux’ sound worlds. “Silver Waves is a sensual and clean sound. Vivid Flux is aimed at EV enthusiasts and is crystalline, synthetic, and yet humanly warm,” a Mercedes spokesperson claims.
To be launched on April 15th
The world premiere of the EQS is scheduled for Thursday, 15 April. The luxury EV is to be launched on the market in August, at least in Europe.
The battery systems production in a section of the main Untertürkheim plant started a few days ago; the vehicle itself will be manufactured together with the S-Class in the new Factory 56 in Sindelfingen. Prices are not known yet.