- Mercedes-Benz has revealed the interior of the upcoming 2024 E-Class sedan.
- It has a huge hyperscreen and many new technology options.
- The 2024 E-Class will be available for sale in the US later this year.
Ahead of the unveiling of the new sixth-generation 2024 E-Class, Mercedes-Benz gave us a preview of what to expect—at least from the interior. The cockpit appears to be an evolution of the striking HyperScreen found in the EQS sedan, with the digital instrument panel stretched above it. This is accented by colored ambient light strips that surround the dash and doors to reinforce the futuristic styling,
Beneath it all lies a plethora of new technology aimed at increasing comfort, entertainment and productivity. The new E-Class uses the latest third-generation MBUX infotainment system, which can be considered as the forerunner to the MB.OS architecture due in a few years.
As is the case with the EQS, the E-Class dash can be optioned with an additional display for the front passenger. This allows the passenger to enjoy streaming content and games without distracting the driver. The cameras track the driver’s eye movements and if they move to the passenger screen, the content is obscured. Mercedes calls it Image Filtering.
Entertainment & Audio
When parked, the driver can access a range of entertainment options. These include games such as Angry Birds, social media on TikTok and the Vivaldi web browser. If you’re more about productivity, you can use Zoom to join meetings and there’s a built-in video and selfie camera above the dash. 5G connectivity will also help in data transfer.
On the audio front, if you opt for the top-of-the-line Burmester premium audio, the interior ambient lighting can put on a lighting performance for you. You’ll either get pulsating lights that match up with the beat or smooth color transitions for more low-key music. We think it’s a fun novelty, but it can get tiring at night.
sit back and relax
In terms of comfort, the existing Energizing Comfort System gets a clever addition. The system combines seat-massage functions with climate control, interior fragrance, music and on-screen graphics to set specific moods. A new feature will pair the system with a wearable monitor to detect stress levels and activate relaxation and breath coaching to ease you back into a more blissful state.
Another new feature is the Mercedes call routine. Users can choose from several templates that can automatically activate interior lighting as well as seat heaters at a certain temperature. There’s even a date night routine that’ll set the mood with rose-colored lighting and your favorite slow jams. You also have the ability to create your own routine. In the future, Mercedes plans to incorporate AI-generated routines based on your particular habits.
These new features, along with the long list of pre-existing tech features, raise the wow factor, but don’t represent the kind of change we’ve come to expect from the upcoming MB.OS system. Yet it will delight owners and passengers with its latest comfort and entertainment options.
Mercedes says the 2024 E-Class will go on sale in the US later this year, so we expect more reveals of the new sedan over the next few months.
With a background in design and open-wheel racing, Mark Takahashi got his footing as an art director on Car and Motorcycle magazines. He began his career as an automotive journalist and has reviewed thousands of vehicles over the decades.