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#1 +zhiVago

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 16:57

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has 156 buttons and switches inside

And two 12.3-inch screens

Mercedes-Benz announced the 2014 S-Class has no less than 156 buttons and switches inside the cabin.

Autoweek learned from M-B officials the new S-Class has 12 buttons on the steering wheel, 23 on the driver's door and another 13 on the passenger door. The dashboard fascia is home to 19 buttons, while another 3 are on the instrument panel. There are also 4 vent buttons on the dashboard, 3 on the rearview mirror and 10 on the front headliner.

30 (15/15) additional buttons can be accessed from the right/left rear passenger doors, 9 from the rear center console and 2 from the vent buttons of the rear center console. The rear drink holder console features 3 buttons, while the rear headliner has 4 buttons.

The new S-Class has two high-res 12.3-inch displays and a revamped COMAND Online system powered by an Intel Atom processor. In addition, it's also the first car to come with an "active perfuming system" with an ionization function to clean the air and after that it provides perfume atomization for adding a pleasant scent.

Mercedes-Benz said the interior cabin was primarily designed for the model with the longest wheelbase which will represent a replacement for the defunct Maybach. An optional feature will be the reclining rear seats offering as much as 43.5 degrees of back rest adjustment. There are 14 air cushions situated in the backrest which form the massage system with 6 different programs.

Last but not least, it has an impressive 1500-watt Burmester audio system with 24 speakers offering a "3D" sound effect.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 17:01

Seems quite excessive, but over-engineering is the German way.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 17:02

Saw these pics yesterday, and it just looks amazing. I love the ambient lights in my CLS, but they took it to a whole new level.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 17:04

Seems quite excessive, but over-engineering is the German way.


I personally prefer Audi's approach of centralizing and integrating as many functions as possible into the MMI.

imho MMI is much more convenient, logical, and easier to use than MB's COMAND system.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 17:08

That's not really that much different from my ML-350. Haven't actually counted the individual buttons but by the pics above I would say its probably about the same.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 17:09

imho MMI is much more convenient, logical, and easier to use than MB's COMMAND system.

Kinda surprising...I found MMI, COMAND, and the new iDrive all very intuitive and easy to use (I mean we are all a bunch of tech people here). MB AMG for engine/interior fit & finish, Audi for infotainment, BMW for suspension/driving dynamics - put all those together in the same car and you have a winner :p

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 17:11

Kinda surprising...I found MMI, COMAND, and the new iDrive all very intuitive and easy to use (I mean we are all a bunch of tech people here). MB AMG for engine/interior fit & finish, Audi for infotainment, BMW for suspension/driving dynamics - put all those together in the same car and you have a winner :p


Yeah, both iDrive and Comand have improved from their initial version.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 17:12

Hopefully, one of the buttons operates the ejection seat.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 17:14

Still not sure if i'm digging it.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 17:15

guess they are blurring the lines with maybach? i just wish benz would have better exterior designs. interior looks awesome but i'd prefer a more minimalistic approach (fewer, multifunctional buttons)

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 17:19

Still not sure if i'm digging it.


"Well, it's a Mercedes"



:D

guess they are blurring the lines with maybach? i just wish benz would have better exterior designs. interior looks awesome but i'd prefer a more minimalistic approach (fewer, multifunctional buttons)


Maybach is finished :(

Mercedes-Benz said the interior cabin was primarily designed for the model with the longest wheelbase which will represent a replacement for the defunct Maybach.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 17:22

Where's the ICBM launcher?

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 17:39

Impressive. Lots of features and doo-dads to play with while driving.
They could of combined a few of those buttons. Look on the steering wheel. it has up and down as separate buttons instead of a up/down toggle. Same with the channel selector.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 17:47

Uh...am I imaging things or do those back seats have foot rests???
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 18:03

Uh...am I imaging things or do those back seats have foot rests???
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They are reclining seats. As said a couple of times, the LWB version is meant to replace the Maybach, so it needs the super luxury features.