Mercedes S-Class review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Interior

Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 interior front seats
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 front cornering
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 rear cornering
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 interior front seats
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 interior rear seats
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 interior infotainment
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 front right tracking
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 rear cornering
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 front right static
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 left static
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 headlight detail
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 PHEV charging socket
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 interior front seats
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 interior detail
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 interior detail
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 interior detail
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 boot open
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 front cornering
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 rear cornering
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 interior front seats
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 interior rear seats
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 interior infotainment
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 front right tracking
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 rear cornering
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 front right static
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 left static
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 headlight detail
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 PHEV charging socket
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 interior front seats
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 interior detail
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 interior detail
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 interior detail
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2022 boot open
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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

The Mercedes S-Class gets an electrically adjustable driver’s seat as standard (including four-way lumbar adjustment) and a steering wheel that powers in and out, as well as up and down. Handily, both the seat and wheel have memory functions. The seat is also wonderfully cushioning and extremely supportive, so it's really easy for you – or your driver – to get comfortable. While you're driving along, weary arms will find sanctuary resting on the perfectly positioned centre and door armrests.

The 12.3in digital instrument panel is clear, easy to read and able to show a wide variety of information. That is, unless you select the 3D mode that's available with AMG Line Premium trim; this can make you a bit cross-eyed. The display, and any other features operated from the steering wheel, can be tricky to use, because the controls are touch-sensitive. It’s far too easy to accidentally operate something when you’re twirling the wheel. Premium Plus trims add a clear head-up display, so you can check your speed and other information without taking your eyes off the road.

Visibility, parking sensors and cameras

There’s sufficient all-round visibility to make this behemoth of a car less daunting to drive than you might expect. It helps that even the entry-level AMG Line trim gets front and rear parking sensors plus a rear-view camera as standard. Semi-autonomous parking and a 360-degree camera are standard on all other trim levels.

Another bonus is the super-bright adaptive LED headlights, with main beams that can stay on without blinding other drivers. They are standard until AMG Line Premium Plus trim, which swaps them for Ultra Range LED lights with a maximum range of 650 metres; that's a truly illuminating fact for you.  

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