2017 Mercedes E-Class Interior Reveals Next-Gen Technology

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

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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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Metron Metron on Dec 09, 2015

    Finally! Excellent speaker placement. But that lower door card is begging for an 8" woofer.

  • DB DB on Dec 10, 2015

    Interior alone, will obliviate and annihilate the competition. I just wish that some of the interior showcased here, e.g. digital cockpit will become standard feature.