Mercedes-Benz will give the coming EQS full-electric luxury sedan, its Tesla Model S rival, a nearly full-width dashboard screen panel, with a screen in front of the passenger as well as a central and instrument panel screen.
The EQS, the first Mercedes to be built on a dedicated electric-vehicle platform, will debut on April 15. The Daimler brand released images of the EQS interior on Monday.
Mercedes calls the layout MBUX Hyperscreen. The three screens are placed side-by-side under a single scratch-resistant glass panel that is 141 cm (55 inches) wide. The central screen is 17.7 inches wide and the two flanking screens are 12.3 inches wide.
The EQS interior differs from the Model S in its extensive use of screen space. The Model S interior, revised this year, has a large rectangular central screen as well as a separate smaller instrument panel, as well as a controversial yoke-style steering wheel.
Mercedes has also created a new interior scent for the EQS, which it calls No. 6 Mood Linen and describes as "carried by the green note of a fig lying on a piece of linen."
The MBUX (for Mercedes-Benz User Experience) Hyperscreen, available on higher-trim EQS models, has haptic (vibrations and pulse) touch feedback. Users can change menu levels or activate other functions through different touch pressures via a metallized foam embedded into the screens.
The passenger screen can be personalized with seven individual profiles. Mercedes says entertainment content is dependent on local regulations.