2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan Interior and Cargo

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan Interior & Cargo Rating

2023 S-Class Sedan Interior

If you were tasked with finding a Mercedes-Benz with an unappealing, low-quality interior, you would no doubt return empty-handed. This is especially true when it comes to the brand's flagship sedan model. The S-Class is luxury and style incarnate. While the outside may look a little bland in comparison to sportier or more imposing executive sedans, the interior is a class act. From the seating to the dash and door panels, almost every surface is coated in high-quality, plush materials, and the aesthetic is one of sophisticated refinement. The odd cheap-fealing switch and surface are there to be found if you poke around, and although disappointing, they're the exception and not the rule. Mercs are especially on the ball when it comes to tech, although some shoppers may feel that it can be overbearing. The dash is simply awash with screens, and form takes a back seat over function. The lack of any sort of analog interaction may disappoint old-school purists. Apart from all the various woods and metals, the center console is now also available with a Metallic Black/Silver theme, or with Black Dotted Lines.

2023 S-Class Sedan Interior Photos

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2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan Front Seats

Seating and Interior Space

You can't be comfortable without enough space, and the S-Class makes sure there is plenty, no matter where you are sitting. In fact, the back seat is even more accommodating than the front. The same is not true of headroom, though. In the front, there is 42.1 inches of headroom and 41.7 inches of legroom. If you have the luxury of being chauffeured around, you can enjoy 43.8 inches of legroom and 39.4 inches of headroom.

Comfort is also assisted by the standard inclusion of advanced features such as power-adjustable seats with heating and ventilation, and Mercedes' Energizing Kinetics for the front perches. Finding a perfect driving or resting position should be a simple task, and outward visibility is good, despite the large size of the car. Any small blind spots are covered by the inclusive driver-assist features.

2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan Interior Dimensions:

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan TrimsS 500 4 MATIC SedanS 580 4 MATIC Sedan
Headroom Front Seat39.3 in.39.3 in.
Legroom Front Seat41 in.41 in.
Legroom Back Seat44 in.44 in.
Shoulder Room Front59.7 in.59.7 in.
Shoulder Room Rear57.8 in.57.8 in.
Hip Room, Front62.7 in.62.7 in.
Hip Room, Rear61.9 in.61.9 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

Only the best materials are used in the construction of a Mercedes cabin, and the S-Class gets the best of the best. Leather is the standard upholstery, available in a choice of colors that includes Black, Sienna Brown/Black, and Macchiato Beige/Magma Grey. Nappa leather is available in the same hues, but you need to pay an extra $2,290 to have it installed. There is also Exclusive Nappa leather if you are willing to spend even more - $5,400 to be exact. This option will require you to add the Warmth & Comfort Package for another $3,800. Color choices here comprise the same three themes, as well as Carmine Red/Black and Silver Grey/Black. Being the more premium and expensive model, the S580 skips over standard leather and starts you out with Nappa. The exclusive palette is available, too, but it only adds $3,110 to the bill; once again, this requires the Warmth & Comfort Package, though.

Both models share the same trim options, including standard Slate Poplar wood, Brown Burl Walnut wood, or Natural Grain Anthracite Fineline wood. For $1,300, you can opt for the Black Piano Lacquer, if you never intend on touching your dash with bare hands. The Natural Grain Walnut wood with Aluminum Lines is also available if you like something with a more metallic flair, and replaces Silver Aluminum/Fanned Walnut this year. This will cost you an additional $3,200. Exclusive to the AMG Line sub-trims is Black/Silver Blended Stainless Steel, which replaces Brown Burl Walnut. It does cost an extra $850, though.

2023 S-Class Sedan Trunk and Cargo Space

Despite their large dimensions, executive sedans usually allocate almost all of their interior space to their passengers. This leaves only a little room for their luggage in the trunk. The S-class supplies a mere 12.9 cubic feet, which is a bit less than your average sedan, and a pittance in comparison to the popular SUVs and crossovers dominating the roads. The GLS, which is the S-Class equivalent SUV, comes with three rows of seats and still has 17.4 cubes in the back for stuff. Still, the sedan supplies enough room for a suitcase or two medium-sized ones, and you can fit a day's shopping in the trunk.

The cabin is more generous with small-item storage, courtesy of a large center armrest cubby, accommodating door pockets, several cupholders, seatback pockets, and a standard glove box.

2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan Trunk and Cargo Space Photos

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2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan Trunk Space
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2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan Cargo Dimensions:

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan TrimsS 500 4 MATIC SedanS 580 4 MATIC Sedan
Trunk Volume12.9 cu. ft.12.9 cu. ft.

2023 S-Class Sedan Infotainment and Features


The number of features found in a Merc S-Class is quite staggering, so the fact that there are still some extra-cost extras may seem ridiculous. As standard, you get 12-way power front seats with heating and ventilation, and memory settings. For tired backs, the front seats also have a massage function. You get all the expected conveniences, too, such as keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, a hands-free trunk lid, soft-close doors, and interior LED lighting. The driver-information display/gauge cluster is 12.3 inches.

If you expect to spend more time in the back than the front, the optional rapid-heating and ventilated rear seats might be worth the investment. The S580 even offers rear-seat neck heating as part of the Executive Line specification. As standard, those seated at the back do get power rear-side window sunshades.

The standard safety specs are great, too. These include a surround-view camera system, forward collision avoidance, adaptive cruise control, attention assist, evasive steering assist, parking sensors, and blind-spot monitoring. Crosswind assist, exit warning assist, lane-change and lane-keep assist, as well as stop-and-go assist, are also included. A head-up display is available.


If you're looking for one of the most high-tech and comprehensive infotainment suites in your sedan, then look no further. The S-Class has a pristine 12.8-inch OLED central touchscreen and has a fingerprint sensor for saving and loading driver profiles. Operating the infotainment is simple enough, once you get used to the menus and the firm hand required to register inputs.

Standard features include wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, HD Radio, SiriusXM, and navigation. The 15-speaker Burmester 3D surround sound system includes body-mounted subwoofers. However, if all that isn't enough, there is an optional high-end 4D system with 30 speakers and seat-integration resonators.

Exclusive to the S 580 Executive Line is a rear-seat infotainment system, rear wireless headsets, and a rear-cabin MBUX tablet.

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