Mercedes-Benz S-Class Interior

The rating of Mercedes-Benz S-Class interior is 91
Mercedes-Benz S-Class interiorInteriors are seldom disappointing among super luxury vehicles, but their designs do vary. Inside the Mercedes-Benz S-Class you’ll find a design that exteriors classic when compared to the sleek cabs of the BMW 7-Series or Lexus LS. Interior panels are covered in quilted leather and wood trim gives the Mercedes-Benz S-Class an old-world feel. However, don’t let the classic exteriors fool you into thinking that the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is out-of-date. 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, experts still don’t 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 couple experts also note that those over six feet tall may want for additional headspace as well.

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Experts rave about the posh fabrics used inside the cab of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The traditional leather seats and Burl Walnut trim in the S550 are premium enough to satisfy almost any shopper. If you want an even more premium interior S600 models are available with Poplar or Burl Walnut wood, softer leather and an Alcantara headliner. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class comes with a full suite of cab controls which include a 15-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system that experts love. The navigation screen also gets high marks for its excellent graphics. Despite these pluses, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class continues to disappoint experts with its COMAND interface, which controls everything from radio and navigation options to bench adjustments through a single dial. The system requires you to work through a series of menus on the navigation display to adjust car options, and many experts say that it’s a complicated and takes time to learn. Still, most other super luxury vehicles come with a similar interface. Test drivers generally prefer the MMI system in the Audi A8 or the Remote Touch device in the Lexus LS, noting that they’re more user-friendly than COMAND. Despite this issue, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class does feature a voice recognition system that you can use instead of COMAND for many car functions.

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The Mercedes-Benz S-Class earns high like from the auto press for its convenient seating. Many experts have driven vehicles that feature auxillary dynamic front seating, which are almost infinitely adjustable thanks to their 11 pneumatic chambers. These seating is adaptive, and can be set to increase bolstering if the driver turns right or left. If you don’t opt for the upgraded seating, the traditional ones are still cool. They’re 14-way power-adjustable, and also ventilated and heated. Other seats upgrades include front seat massage with four different options, as well as eight-way power-adjustable back seating that are heated and cooled. Four-zone conditioning is also available to increase passenger comfort. Most experts are excited by the convenient accommodations front and back, although a couple experts note that some taller folks may want some additional headspace. Additionally, many experts don’t like that many seats adjustments are made using the COMAND interface.

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4 cubbies of cargo room, the 2011 Mercedes Mercedes-Benz S-Class has more room to stow your luggage than the BMW 7-Series or Jaguar XJ, but less than the Lexus LS. The cargo is easy to access, and experts generally like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class’ trunk bay. However, some experts mention that interior cargo is minimal, and that the back seating don’t fold or provide a center pass-through to increase trunk capacity.

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