Interior: Exclusive first-class lounge

Jun 23, 2014
The interior of the S-Class Coupé is exceptionally luxurious and comfortable. For example, the AIR-BALANCE package including the components "fragrancing" and "ionisation" is available, as is the electric armrest heating as a component of the Warmth Comfort package. If the vehicle is equipped with the optional Seat Comfort package, the front seats feature the ENERGIZING massage function based on the hot-stone principle.
The extraordinary attention to detail in the flagship S-Class Coupé model is immediately apparent before even getting into the car. Standard features include power-closing doors and boot lid, remote boot lid release and closing, and the KEYLESS-GO start function.
In addition to this, the optional KEYLESS-GO package includes handle recess lighting, the KEYLESS-GO access and drive authorisation system, and HANDS‑FREE ACCESS for the boot: the driver merely has to briefly hold his or her foot under the rear bumper to open or close the lid. The practically shaped luggage compartment has a capacity of 400 litres, and a ski bag is available as an option.
One all-new development is the electro-mechanical locking system which enhances ease of operation and reduces noise. Its advantages are:
  • Reduction in the force needed to operate the door handle as well as a pleasant touch and feel
  • High-quality feedback noise
  • Quiet central locking
  • Almost silent power-closing of the doors and boot lid.
Both the front and the rear seats have a pronounced sporty character, the two rear seats are designed as individual seats. Standard equipment for the front seats includes the Memory package and an Easy-Entry function for the rear passengers, which allows the original seat position to be recorded and saved contactlessly by means of Hall sensor. The seat returns to its starting position automatically after the driver's seat backrest is folded back and locks automatically. If space gets too tight for a rear passenger when the front seat is moved backwards, the control unit detects the situation. In this case, the seat's direction of movement is reversed, and it moves approx. 50 mm forwards and remains in that position.
The Exclusive package optionally includes seats in designo Exclusive nappa leather with a striking diamond backstitching pattern on backrests and seating surfaces. The upper anchorage point of the front seat belts is integrated into the rear side panelling without disrupting the waistline when the windows are open. The belt feeders makes it easy for the passengers to reach the belts.
There is a fluid transition between the doors and the rear side panelling, emphasising the elegance of the interior. New interior colours such as Bengal red, saddle brown or porcelain allow individualisation of the interior, as does the standard ambient lighting with seven light ambiences to select from to suit almost any mood.
Numerous innovations enhance seating and climatic comfort. These include the "Seat Comfort package for driver and front passenger", incorporating the ENERGIZING massage function based on the hot-stone principle. Working together with physiotherapists and psychologists, the seat specialists at Mercedes-Benz have developed a unique massage function with 14 separately actuated air cushions in the backrest, as well as an integrated warming function. There is a choice of six massage programs, two of them using the warming function.
Optional extras include the active multicontour seat with lateral support that adjusts pneumatically depending on the driving situation and active seat ventilation with reversing fans. These allow the direction of the fan rotation and thus of the airflow through the seat structure to be reversed. At the start of the ventilation process, cooler ambient air can thus be drawn into the seat cushions. This can make the process of cooling the surface temperature of an overheated seat much faster than in previous active cooling systems. After four minutes the fans are automatically switched to blower mode to reduce draughts, so ensuring occupant comfort over the longer term. Together with perforated leather, four fans in the seat cushion and two in the backrest ensure an even relative air humidity at the contact area between occupant and seat. The intensity can be adjusted to individual needs in three stages.
The Warmth Comfort package incorporates electric armrest heating and a heated steering wheel.
The climate control unit for the standard-fit THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control incorporates mass-flow controlled regulation with automatic functionality to enhance the feeling of comfort. The driver and front passenger can each independently select their own temperature level, air distribution and air quantity as well as warmer or colder air for the front footwell, plus the individual automatic modes with climate styles including "Focus", "Medium" or "Diffuse". The styles, each with a different air quantity and air distribution, can be set easily using COMAND Online.
The AIR-BALANCE package comprises the fragrancing and ionisation components and even more effective filtration than in the standard vehicle. The fragrancing can be switched on and off manually, and the intensity can be adjusted. The interior smell of the S-Class is individualised by the fragrancing system – with four different fragrances to choose from. The interior smell is not permanently changed, nor are the fragrance molecules deposited on the vehicle's fabric surfaces nor on clothing. The impression left by the fragrance is subtle, comes across as unobtrusive and fades away quickly.
The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé has been awarded the Seal of Quality of the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF). The ECARF Seal of Quality is used by ECARF to designate products that have been scientifically tested and proven to be allergy-friendly. Alongside comprehensive testing for inhaled and contact allergens, Mercedes-Benz has been testing the interior emissions of all its model series for 22 years now.
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