The 2017 Mercedes E-Class interior has been revealed, showing off its next-generation technology.
Headlining the new interior is a wide high-resolution dual display with each display measuring 12.3 inches. The design makes it appear that the displays hover in space, merging visually to form a wide-screen cockpit. Serving as the instrument cluster, the HD displays feature virtual instruments in the direct line-of-sight of the driver while a common glass cover gives it all a modern flat-screen appearance.
According to Mercedes, the driver will be able to choose between three different styles of design for the instrument cluster display: Classic, Sport and Progressive.
Further innovating the interior is the integration of touch control buttons on the spokes of the multi-function steering wheel. In fact, the new E-Class is the first ever car to use such technology, which will resemble the surface of a smartphone. Each button is touch-sensitive and will response precisely to horizontal and vertical finger swipes.
The lighting atmosphere on the inside has been enhanced with LED technology. Sixty-four colors in total are being offered for personalization, adding touches of light to the trim parts, central display, front stowage facility on the center console, handle recesses, door pockets, front and rear footwells, overhead console, mirror triangle and tweeters – if the model is equipped with the Burmester high-end 3D surround sound system.
Along with detailing the new interior of the E-Class, Mercedes released a photo showcasing the new headlights for the luxury model. The optional LED High Performance headlights will give the sedan “a majestically focused look while featuring an unmistakable design,” said the automaker.
The 2017 Mercedes E-Class is expected to be unveiled in its entirety in the coming weeks. For now, check out a video of the interior below.
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