The EQS: New Approach to Interior Design

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The EQS is the luxurious and avant-garde top-of-the-range model from Mercedes-EQ. With this completely new type of vehicle, the designers had the mission and the opportunity to take a new approach to interior design as well. They made use of this freedom, and in addition to the MBUX Hyperscreen, relied on consistent digitization for many other elements.

The EQS is the first Mercedes-EQ to be based on an all-electric platform. For the designers, this went hand in hand with the vision of consistent digitization of the interior. The optional MBUX Hyperscreen impressively implements this vision: the entire instrument panel is one ultimate widescreen. This sets the tone for the aesthetics of the entire cockpit and interior. The real glass appears to drape itself in three dimensions over the entire width of the vehicle like a wave – a unique feature in automotive construction to date.

The high-resolution screens appear to merge seamlessly under the shared glass cover, with the graphic appearance of their MBUX content tailored to each other. The MBUX Hyperscreen is integrated into the instrument panel in minimalist fashion. The MBUX Hyperscreen is surrounded only by a thin silver shadow frame, a vent band and a narrow leather frame, reminiscent of the lower volume body of classic instrument panels.

The vent band spans across the entire width at the top and is very slim at the same time. These extreme proportions, together with the glass wave of the MBUX Hyperscreen, create the avant-garde architecture of the cockpit. 

The dominant outer vents have a turbine design. They deliberately play on the theme of hyperanalogue through the contrast between high-tech precision mechanics and the digital, glass display world. The outer vents contain intricately designed turbine blades to distribute the airflow efficiently. 

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The front section of the center console connects to the instrument panel and stands freely in space. It is a visual reference to the new drive architecture – due to the electric powertrain, no transmission tunnel is necessary. Flowing leather surfaces with intricate seam patterns create a lot of storage space in combination with a large cover made of real wood. The visual impression is both modern and luxurious.

The design of the door panels borrows from the interior design of modern living spaces. The doors and their center panels emerge from behind the MBUX Hyperscreen to span the space. A surface-mounted modular body floats like a sideboard in front of the door panel. It accommodates all necessary door elements such as the armrest, door module, pull handle and side pocket. Circular ambient lighting completes this floating, avant-garde aesthetic in the dark.

The Electric Art design and equipment line includes the comfort seats. The seats are simplistic in design, but are captivating with their sculptural beauty. Wrap-around surfaces in the side bolsters provide the body support and stand in stark contrast to the seat center panel. It has a sophisticated seam pattern inspired by a fan palm.

In combination with the AMG Line interior, the EQS is equipped with sport seats. They are characterized by a slim and monolithic shape. The seat surfaces are designed in such a way that they give the impression of draped-on leather blankets. The technical term is “layering”. 

Common features of the seats are the dynamic graphic patterns with highly elaborate, positioned perforations. Here, you will find the typical Mercedes-EQ combination of the highest standards in materials, ambience and workmanship as well as state-of-the-art technology.


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