The future of Mercedes-Benz vehicles is almost here, with the new Mercedes EQS 2022. Despite not being the first EQ model to be introduced, the EQS flagship is the first model to be based on the company’s modular architecture. for luxury and business class electric vehicles.
As such, the Stuttgart designers were given the freedom to create an entirely new interior design and experience for the driver and occupants. However, the production version of the cockpit is totally different from the EQS Concept, so forget it and scroll down to see the set of official images provided.
The new Hyperscreen MBUX is at the forefront of that design evolution, featured by three large displays under a single scratch-resistant glass that covers the entire dash. Notably, the system uses eight CPU cores, 24GB of RAM, and 46.4GB per second of RAM bandwidth.
Although not seen in the official images, the EQS base model that is not equipped with the MBUX Hyperscreen will have a different design. However, the lack of a transmission tunnel is common in both.
Beyond the Hyperscreen MBUX, Mercedes said the EQS is made to be experienced with virtually all human senses, namely visual, auditory, olfactory and haptic. Yes, olfactory, as the EQS comes with a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter that cleans and filters the outside air entering the cabin. As part of the Air-Balance package, the EQS also has an active fragrance, which comes with a new fragrance called No.6 Mood Linen.
In terms of haptic perception, the Hyperscreen MBUX offers haptic feedback that uses force feedback on both the center and passenger displays. There are also 12 actuators located under the touchscreen surfaces, which can trigger a tangible vibration on contact. Other elements of the cabin that excite the sense of touch are the materials that are used and knowing Mercedes, you know what to expect.
Obviously, the eyes are among the main focus of the EQS’s interior design. Apart from the visual play of textures, a set of ambient lighting has been used throughout the cabin. The door panels, on the other hand, are said to be borrowed from the interior design of modern living spaces. Interestingly, the digital meter needles show a lightsaber effect.
Auditory stimulation begins even before the driver and passengers enter the EQS 2022, with sounds greeting them as they approach and enter the vehicle. In addition to the 15-speaker Burmester surround sound system, there are two soundscapes that come standard with the vehicle called Silver Waves and Vivid Flux, while the driving sounds, which change based on the driving mode and other dynamic driver inputs, They are optional and produced by indoor speakers.
More importantly, the EQS is available with soothing sounds called Forest Glade, Sounds of the Sea, and Summer Rain that can be selected during stopovers to promote relaxation. In other words, Mercedes wants you to recharge your body while recharging the EQS battery.
Speaking of charging, although not mentioned in the recent extensive press release, Mercedes announced earlier that there will be 500,000 compatible Mercedes Me Charge locations around the world, including more than 200,000 of those found in Europe. The EQS will also have a range of more than 435 miles (700 kilometers) in the WLTP test.
The Mercedes EQS 2022 will be launched in Europe in August. More details will be known by then, but we do know that it will be built alongside the Maybach S-Class and S-Class in the carbon neutral “Factory 56” at the Sindelfingen plant.