The automaker will reveal the upcoming luxury sedan's ultra-advanced MBUX system.
So intrinsic is the infotainment system to the success or failure of a new model that Mercedes-Benz will be hosting a livestream event on July 8 dedicated to the new Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system fitted to the latest S-Class. We've already had glimpses of the totally different, futuristic cabin of the new S-Class with its larger-than-life screens, but the 'Meet the S-Class Digital' event should tell us a lot more about how it all works.
After all, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is renowned for introducing new technologies into the brand's lineup which eventually filters down throughout the range, and the new model should be no exception.
In fact, the virtual reveal will be a series of unveilings before we see the S-Class in all its glory later this year. After the MBUX reveal on July 8, we'll be treated to what's called the Innovation By Intelligence online event on July 29 and then the Luxury & Well-Being event on August 12. For now, we know that the latest touchscreen interface does away with essentially all physical buttons and replaces them with a Tesla-like central screen. Ahead of the driver is another digital display, this one also even larger than what we're accustomed to seeing from the brand.
Tech-wise, the new S should offer level three autonomous driving capabilities, but level four autonomy should be added at a later stage. Already, MBUX boasts augmented reality software and artificial intelligence tech linked to its ability to recognize natural language and carry out driver commands.
We expect the S-Class to build upon these technologies even further. Despite the fact that it'll be one of the most advanced sedans on the planet, we're certain that the new S-Class will be one of the most comfortable, too. Well, it simply has to, as the latest versions of the BMW 7 Series and Audi A8 are better than ever. The new S-Class will feature both six- and eight-cylinder engines and the mild-hybrid tech already used in smaller Mercedes sedans. A V12 engine is likely to be reserved for the even more opulent Maybach.
Although September feels like a long wait before we get to set eyes on the luxury segment's new benchmark, at least we have the digital unveiling of the S-Class' interior to look forward to, starting on July 8 at 11:30 am CEST / 5:30 am EDT.