Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid Interior

The rating of Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid interior is 106
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid interiorSuper luxury vehicle interiors seldom disappoint, but the 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid stands out. Inside the S400 Hybrid, you’ll find a design that exteriors classic when compared to the sleek cabs of the BMW 7-Series Hybrid or Lexus LS Hybrid. Quilted leather covers the interior panels, while Eucalyptus wood trim finishes off the distinctive cab. But don’t let the classic design cues fool you - the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid is loaded with interior tech. A full suite of cab controls includes a 15-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system, Bluetooth and USB connectivity and hard-drive based navigation. Despite these attributes, not all experts like the COMAND system, which controls most cab controls through a single knob, and requires you to navigate on-display menus to make selections. A few also mention that taller passengers may want more headspace.

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Test drivers love the premium accommodations of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid. The traditional leather seats and Eucalyptus wood trim are lush, and should satisfy almost any shopper. Experts also approve of the S400’s 15-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system and navigation screen which gets the nod for its excellent graphics. However, not all reviewers are sold on the all of the S400’s tech features. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid vehicleries Mercedes’ COMAND interface, which disappoints some experts. Its uses a single dial to control everything from radio and navigation options to bench adjustments. You have to work through a series of menus on the navigation display to adjust these car options, and many say that the system requires time to master. Still, not all dislike COMAND. One expert says that it was likely the best system on the market. The S400 Hybrid does feature a voice recognition system that you can use instead of COMAND for many car functions, but if COMAND turns out to be a deal-breaker for you, don’t overexterior the BMW 7-Series Hybrid. Many experts comment that BMW’s iDrive system has become much more user-friendly in recent years. Another option is the Remote Touch device in the Lexus LS Hybrid, which many say is also easier to use.

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The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid’s convenient seating have excited experts. Many have driven models that feature Mercedes’ auxillary dynamic front seating, which are almost infinitely adjustable thanks to their 11 pneumatic chambers. These adaptive seating can be set to increase bolstering when the driver changes direction. If you decide to skip the upgraded seating, the traditional ones are still cool. They’re 14-way power-adjustable, and also ventilated and heated. Additional seats upgrades include features such as front seat massage with four different options and eight-way power-adjustable back seating that are heated and cooled. Four-zone conditioning is also available to increase passenger comfort. Most experts like the S400 Hybrid’s convenient accommodations, but a couple note that some taller folks may want additional headspace. On the downside, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid requires you to make seats adjustments through the COMAND interface – a feature that is disliked by many experts.

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Normally, hybrid versions of non-hybrid vehicles compromise some cargo room to make space for their batteries. This is not the case with the S400 Hybrid. The hybrid Benz’s Lithium-ion batteries, which are smaller and lighter than Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries, do not need to be placed beneath the cargo. The Lithium-ion cell of the S400 lives under the hood with the engine, meaning that the S400 Hybrid has exactly the same cargo room as non-hybrid S-Class models. 3 cubbies, the S400’s cargo is one of the largest in its class. However, the back seating of the S400 do not fold to expand cargo room. Some reviewers have complained that the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid lacks significant interior cargo, if you’re exterioring for a vehicle with more room to stow your gear inside the cab, check out the Lexus LS Hybrid.

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