We are less than a month away from the official reveal of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the German automaker has teased some more interesting information ahead of the launch. After announcing that the all-new S-Class will be the world’s first production car to feature rear-seat airbags, Mercedes has now given a sneak preview of the interior and the ultra-cool lighting elements inside the cabin which are controlled by some truly mind-blowing tech. The first thing that you’ll notice in the cabin is the massive vertically-oriented center display, which is a big update from the current-generation model’s layout. The floating touchscreen display has virtually replaced all physical buttons except one line of buttons placed right below it. The entire dashboard fitted with open-pore wood veneer is completely free of clutter and the cooling vents that are now rectangular in shape and tiny in size have been moved to the top.
Just about every part of the interior is wrapped with LED lighting in the most beautiful, discreet, and soothing way possible. The S-Class cabin’s design can’t be loud and poorly implemented lighting can make it look gaudy and tasteless. It’s almost needless to say that Mercedes has done a stellar job. The entire interior is lined with a network of hundreds of fiber optics with each of such fiber optic fixtures consisting of about 250 LED lights spaced just 0.6 inches apart. Not only is it capable of chasing effects and color progressions, the lighting system can auto adjust according to the ambient light and is also integrated into the driver assistance programs. It also works in unison with the updated Energizing Comfort Control feature that can suggest fitness and wellness programs based on the vehicle and trip data, along with factoring sleep quality and stress levels into its algorithms from a compatible fitness tracker or smartphone. All of its features and settings can be summoned by the touch of a button or through the “Hey, Mercedes” voice command system. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will debut on September 2 and should arrive in the U.S. sometime in 2021 starting at around $95,000.