Time to go bougie-er with this new flagship SUV.
While the body of the upcoming 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV remains shrouded in pesky camo, its insides are now officially free of camo and grainy spy shots. Meet the interior of the brand's newest electric SUV. Merc says the new SUV's interior is "a sumptuous fusion of digital luxury and innovative new trim elements." Put plainly, this will be Mercedes' most tech-heavy SUV interior yet.
Happily, the brand is also offering optional third-row seating for carpooling in your new electric luxury super SUV. If that's not enough, the brand stated that an electrically adjustable second row will also be an option.
The EQS SUV's interior layout is largely based on the existing Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan. Of course, that means the newest iteration of Mercedes MBUX, as well as the new Hyperscreen. Measuring 56 inches, it blends the digital gauge cluster, center control screen, and passenger screen into one seamless piece of curved glass. Resting above that are new integrated climate control vents, flanked on either side by the already-familiar Mercedes dial vents.
But you can't just put "S" in a Mercedes without introducing some new technology. The new EQS SUV will feature video streaming via any of the screens in the car. Except, of course, for the driver. Mercedes uses "camera-based blocking logic" to ensure the driver can't sneak a peek at the latest episode of Euphoria.
Technology aside, the new Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV also adds plenty of "quirks and features" to the interior experience. First, there's a gorgeous new floating center console, the lid of which features Merc's famous 3-pointed star cut into the wood trim. As with many new Benzes, there's also a swath of ambient lighting that can be controlled via the Hyperscreen.
While those are excellent touches, Mercedes has also focused on practicality, increasing the height of the third-row seats to greater than that of the existing GLE SUV. Ideally, this will make things more comfortable for third-row occupants, so long as it's not eating into headroom too much. Stay tuned for the full debut of the EQS SUV, which will take place next month at the Beijing Motor Show.