More concentration when working, greater relaxation

Five different rear seat variants make it possible to configure the rear of the S-Class as a working or rest area. One new feature is the heatable additional cushion for the head restraint, which is available for the two electrically adjustable rear seats. The adjustment range and angle of the front passenger seat in the chauffeur configuration and the reclining seat behind it have been improved as well.

An overview of the five rear seat variants:

S-Class with …

… short wheelbase

… long wheelbase

Static bench seat

Three-seater bench seat with centre armrest

S

S

Comfort seats with 19 to

37 degrees backrest angle

Three-seater with electrically adjustable single seats and folding centre armrest

O

O

Two-seater with electrically adjustable single outer seats and Business centre console (First-Class rear)

-

O

Executive seat (reclining seat) with 19 to (on front passenger side) 43.5° backrest angle

Three-seater with electrically adjustable single outer seats and folding centre armrest

-

O

Two-seater with electrically adjustable single outer seats and Business centre console (First-Class rear)

-

O

S = Standard, O = Optional, - = not available

An adjustable and heatable additional cushion on the head restraints is a new feature for the outer single seats. This uses an integrated heating membrane to give pleasant warmth in the occupant's head and neck area. The heating function is activated via the seat heating. The power is conveniently and safely supplied via the push buttons of the removable cushion. The additional cushion is included in the Rear Seat Comfort package.

With the Chauffeur package (available for the S-Class with long wheelbase), the driver and front passenger can electrically move the front passenger seat to a chauffeur position. The adjustment range and angles of the front passenger seat and the reclining seat behind it have been improved in various respects: Thanks to a modified head restraint, the front passenger backrest can be folded further forward by 26°, the larger heel support has 10 millimetres more travel and, as in a train, can also be folded down as a footrest. The adjustment range of the calf rest on the Executive seat has been extended by around 50 mm compared to the previous version.

The active multicontour seats, additional warming cushions and the 8-way luxury head restraints go together to form the Rear Seat Comfort package. If single active multicontour seats are ordered, the side bolsters of the backrest and the contour in the lumbar area can be adjusted to suit the individual body shape of the occupant. A massage function is also available. The massage programmes for the rear seats include: Classic Massage, Workout back and Wave massage. The massages are also available as part of ENERGIZING comfort.

If the First-Class Rear (rear centre console) is specified, the front console is visually continued on the propshaft tunnel. Two thermo-cupholders are integrated to warm or cool drinks as required. New features include a tray for the MBUX rear tablet, a black-panel surface ahead of the armrest and four USB-2 connections. The stowage tray below the armrest holds a wireless charging system for mobile phones and the receiver for car/business telephony. Similarly to an aircraft seat, the centre console optionally comes with two tables which can be easily folded in or out with one hand.

The Executive seats in the rear feature the seat cushion airbag. The airbag is located under the seat cushion upholstery, but on top of the plastic seat shell, which is moved by the seat mechanisms. This means that the airbag is always in the right position relative to the occupant. In an accident, with the occupant in a reclined position on a flat seat cushion, without additional measures there would be a danger of the pelvic area sliding beneath the belt strap (submarining). This can be prevented by the cushionbag, as it raises the front section of the seat cushion upholstery. The airbag is only activated if the seat is in the reclined position during a crash. It is not activated in the upright position, as there is then no danger of submarining.

If the Burmester® high-end 4D surround sound system is specified, two exciters are also integrated into each outer rear seat. With the optional seat climatisation there are four radial fans in the cushion and two in the backrest of each seat. The air taken in through the perforated seat cover flows through the seat structure and is vented downwards and to the rear. This surrounds the occupants with a pleasant flow of air. In conjunction with electrically adjustable rear seats, as part of the Warmth Comfort package, surface heating for the armrests with three-stage adjustment is also available in the rear.

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