• Official Mercedes-Benz W222 S-Class interior photos leaked - Absolutely gorgeous design

      Here are the official interior photos that have been released onto the internet of the new 2014 W222 generation S-Class. This following the leak of the official model presentation that Mercedes unsuccessfully tried to get this and other websites to remove. With these latest photos seemingly coming from Mercedes-Benz themselves, safe to say it is way too late to remove anything now. That said, the interior design is simply phenomenal, gorgeous.

      A lot of interesting features for the interior including a "perfume" system to keep the interior smelling great, ventilated seats with reversible fans, heated arm rests, and of course the new belt bag system of air bags in the actual seat belt.

      Press release and photos below.

      The assignment: Perfection

      Stuttgart - The best automobile in the world – every new generation of
      the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has earned this accolade anew for itself.
      The logical goal in the book of specifications for the coming model was
      therefore: perfection to the last detail. The result is "The Essence of
      Luxury". This pursuit of the best or nothing is particularly noticeable in
      the interior: whether it is the seats or the air conditioning, the controls or
      the design, the infotainment or the comfort and safety in the rear – new
      ideas and their painstaking realisation underpin the high standards that
      the engineers have set for the Mercedes-Benz flagship model – and for

      For the first time in the history of the S-Class, the development focus was on
      the long-wheelbase sedan. Unlike before, the standard-wheelbase version was
      derived from this. This is because the S-Class is not only firmly positioned as a
      prestige sedan in the large overseas markets such as the USA, China or Japan.
      Whereas in Europe and North America the owner of an S-Class is frequently
      behind the wheel themself, the flagship model in the Mercedes-Benz passenger
      car portfolio is very definitely a chauffeur-driven vehicle in Asia. The logical
      consequence is the number of new features specifically related to comfort and
      safety in the rear – in the S-Class, there is no doubt that passengers in the rear
      are also seated in first class.

      Not that the driver lacks for anything: the very latest Mercedes-Benz research
      findings have been incorporated into his immediate surroundings. These
      clearly confirm that certain comfort characteristics have a direct influence
      over driver fitness and well being during and after a journey. Comfort is also
      conducive to safety.

      The new S-Class features highly sophisticated, automatic climate control
      functions. The seats likewise lay claim to being the benchmark in automobile
      engineering. In both cases this is accompanied by maximum operating
      convenience, ensured by numerous actuators and electric motors – there are Page 4
      over 100 of these in the interior alone.

      Interior design: visual breadth and calm solidity

      With its clear-cut architecture, the interior design of the new S-Class is the
      embodiment of a classic, serene and yet ultra-modern sedan. The interior space
      derives its expressiveness from a distinctively flowing, sensual and elegant
      style. Horizontal features and lines create an ambience characterised by visual
      breadth and calm solidity. Where high quality and elegance go hand in hand
      with clarity and functionality. The interior concept of the S-Class combines
      driving, spatial and operating comfort at the highest level.

      The perfectly coordinated use of materials and colours produces an exclusive
      interior seemingly cast from a single mould. There is generous use of wood
      trim, especially in the dashboard and centre console. Metallised switch
      surfaces with pearl-effect paint finishes in three colour shades to suit the
      interior colour particularly highlight the outstanding quality.

      Passengers in the rear are also seated in first-class – the design and exclusivity
      of the seats, door panels and all controls are to the same, high standard as the
      front. As an additional individualization feature, the "First Class Rear"
      incorporates a Business center console combining personal comfort with
      practical convenience (integration of a telephone handset, additional stowage
      compartments, folding table, etc.).

      New control and display concept: elegant new command centre
      The radically redesigned display extends in front of the driver as a key element
      of the horizontal alignment. It replaces the traditional instrument cluster and
      combines numerous other functions in a visually and ergonomically highly
      sophisticated manner. The entire display appears to be free-floating, an
      impression reinforced by "corona effect" ambience backlighting.

      Two high-resolution colour displays in 8:3 format with a screen diagonal Page 5
      of 30.7 cm (12.3 inches) form the new information centre in the S-Class. The
      left-hand display performs the functions of the previous instrument cluster,
      providing the driver with all relevant information. The right-hand display
      allows the convenient control of infotainment and comfort functions.
      Ergonomics, operating convenience and safety were the main considerations
      for the newly designed control and display concept.

      For the S-Class, the constantly increasing need to integrate additional functions
      into the vehicle led to a further development of the entire operating logic. The
      aim in designing the control and display features was to group controls and
      display functions together in a coherent manner in terms of both design and
      functionality. Apart from the new displays, the metallised switch surfaces and
      solid aluminium controls are visual highlights of particularly high quality.
      Seats: mobile office and centre of wellbeing

      With numerous world firsts such as the ENERGIZING massage function on
      the hot-stone principle or active seat ventilation with reversing fans,
      Mercedes-Benz has raised the seating and climatic comfort in the S-Class
      to a new level. There is a choice of five different rear seat variants including
      an Executive seat with a backrest angle adjustable by up to 43.5 degrees,
      allowing occupants in the rear to concentrate on work or relax in comfort.

      A large number of innovations enhance seating and climatic comfort. The
      ENERGIZING massage function on the hot-stone principle is a world first.
      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 programmes, two of them
      using the warming function.

      For the first time, so-called reversing fans are used in the active seat
      ventilation system. Here the rotational direction of the fan, and therefore
      the airflow within the seat structure, can be reversed. When the ventilation
      function first begins, cooler surrounding air is drawn onto the seat surface.
      After four minutes the fans are automatically switched to blower mode to Page 6
      reduce draughts and therefore ensure sustained comfort.

      Another world first as part of the Warmth Comfort package is the heated
      armrests and door centre panels in the front and rear (door and centre
      armrests). The package also includes a heated steering wheel and particularly
      fast-responding seat heating Plus. Each occupant is able to find the ideal
      level of climatic seating comfort. The heating output can be adjusted using
      the central display or the remote control in the rear.

      Luxury or reclining seat in the rear: new backrest concept

      Two rear seat variants (static bench seat or individual seats with 37-degree
      adjustment) are available for the standard-wheelbase S-Class, and no less than
      five for the long-wheelbase version. Unlike the conventional trailing backrest
      design, the backrest is adjusted separately so that the legroom and seat
      reference point remain unchanged. The cushion can be separately adjusted for
      angle and horizontal position.

      The maximum backrest angle of the reclining seat on the front passenger side
      is increased from 37 to 43.5 degrees, giving it the largest backrest inclination
      in the luxury segment. The reclining seat behind the front passenger seat
      features a calf support which is freely adjustable for length and angle. In
      combination with the heel rest on the forward-folding chauffeur seat, this
      allows a reclined position that sets new standards in the automobile sector
      with respect to sleeping and resting comfort.

      Three new features improve safety in the rear: in the belt buckle feeder an
      electric motor automatically raises and lowers the buckle. The beltbag is an
      inflatable seat-belt strap that is able to reduce the risk of injury to passengers
      in the rear in a head-on collision by lessening the strain on the ribcage. The
      reclining seat is fitted with a cushionbag as standard. This prevents the
      occupant from sliding under the belt in the event of an accident. In this way
      Mercedes-Benz has been able to design a comfortable reclining seat which
      provides a higher level of accident safety than a seat with a trailing backrest.

      The newly developed climate control unit of the THERMOTRONIC automatic
      climate control included as standard has a mass flow regulating concept
      whose automatic operating principle meets individual comfort requirements
      for every occupant. New features include completely autonomous adjustment
      options for the driver and front passenger sides, also for the individual
      automatic modes with their climatic settings of "Focus", "Medium" and

      As a world first, the new S-Class Sedan has an "active perfuming system" as
      part of the AIR-BALANCE package. 'Active' means that the perfuming system
      is switched on and off manually, with manual adjustment of the intensity. The
      perfume atomisation system individualises the smell of the vehicle interior. It
      neither changes the interior smell permanently, nor are perfume molecules
      deposited on fabric surfaces or clothing.

      Another feature of the AIR-BALANCE package is improved filtering of the
      outside air fed into the vehicle interior by the climate control system, and of
      the air recirculating in the interior in air recirculation mode. The filter system
      is now even more efficient, and is able to reduce the peak levels of certain
      gaseous emissions while lowering their concentration below the perception
      threshold. Ionisation is another component of the AIR-BALANCE package,
      the air from the climate control unit being conducted into the interior via an
      ioniser. In a combined operating mode this renders certain viruses, bacteria
      and spores inactive (cleaning effect). At the same time the air can be freshened
      by an increased concentration of negatively charged oxygen ions (relaxing

      Multimedia features: communication centre and concert hall
      A completely new multimedia generation with intuitive operation and
      particularly tangible functions thanks to visualisation and animations
      celebrates its debut in the new S-Class. Other innovations include the
      multi-user system, which allows independent access to the media sources
      of the entertainment system from any seat. The new S-Class is also the first
      sedan car to be equipped with the unique Frontbass system as standard. With Page 8
      this system, the woofers are installed within the bodyshell and use the almost
      40-litre space in the cross-member and side member as a resonance chamber.
      Several hundred developers worldwide contributed to the new Mercedes-Benz
      multimedia generation, compiling more than 30 million lines of programming.
      The centrepiece of the new COMAND Online system is the Intel Atom, a
      processor whose performance fully equals that of components in the latest

      Numerous new functions extend the multimedia options available, and
      transform the S-Class into a communication centre or a concert hall as

      The new S-Class is the first vehicle worldwide to offer a genuine multi-user
      system for entertainment functions. This means that there is independent
      access to the media sources of the entertainment system from any of the four
      seats – i.e. radio, TV, internet, navigation, DVD player and USB-connected

      The driver control function for all the seats is another new feature. The driver
      is able to route any audio or video source to the display and headset of any
      passenger. At the touch of a button the driver is also able to have one of the
      audio sources in use played via the onboard loudspeakers.

      The innovative Frontbass system developed by Mercedes-Benz and used for
      the first time in a sedan car is a feature common to all the audio systems: the
      woofers are housed in the firewall, and use the almost 40-litre space in the
      cross-member and side member as a resonance chamber. As alternatives to the
      standard sound system with ten loudspeakers, two very high-quality audio
      systems are available which were developed together with hi-fi specialists at
      Burmester: Burmester® Surround Sound system and Burmester® High-End
      3D Surround Sound system.

      The interactive presentation of content is a prominent new feature of the Page 9
      navigation function. The new navitainment functions include an animated
      compass, the "Driveshow" for passenger information as in an aircraft, and the
      display of Google Maps on the head unit and in the rear.

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