Good energy and lots of emotion Touch-based controls open the doors. Cameras fulfil the roles of conventional side and rear view mirrors, with displays to project the view in real time. While the cockpit still features gas and brake pedals along with a steering wheel, it is the intuitive controls and touch-sensitive elements on the central console that really matter here. The design: light leather, ambient lighting, and LED displays integrated into the front backrests.
The car’s good energy can be felt from the cockpit to the back seats. The signature electric seat adjustment – a Mercedes-Benz tradition – has been retained, as have conventional seatbelts. But otherwise, almost everything is new – at once sensuous, sensible and avant-garde. A wide-screen display almost appears to float in space.