DUAL DISPLAY: The two displays, each with a 12.3" screen diagonal and a resolution of 1920 x 720 pixels, merge visually to form what the German automaker calls a "wide-screen cockpit". Image: Newspress
Stuttgart, Germany - Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the interior of its new E-Class.
The premium sedan will features a wide, high-resolution next-generation dual display (31.2cm per display) along the centre console.
Image gallery: 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class interior
The steering wheel sports touch-sensitive buttons, a first, the automaker says, for a vehicle.
The buttons allow drivers to control the infotainment system using finger swipes, without having to take their hands off the steering wheel.
Wide dual display
The E-Class has two displays each with a 31.2cm screen diagonal with a resolution of 1920 x 720 pixels. These merge visually to form, the automaker says, 'a wide-screen cockpit'.
According to Mercedes-Benz: "As the instrument cluster, this wide-screen cockpit contains a large display with virtual instruments in the direct field of vision of the driver as well as a central display above the centre console. A common glass cover results in a modern flat-screen look."
Drivers can choose between three different styles for the wide-screen cluster - Classic, Sport and Progressive.
Hartmut Sinkwitz, head of interior design, said: “With the interior of the new E-Class, we are giving a new interpretation to the concept of contemporary luxury.”
Sinkwitz said: “We have designed a spacious and intelligent interior. True to Mercedes-Benz’s design philosophy of sensual purity, it employs technological innovation and high-grade equipment to create an exceptionally emotive experience for driver and front passenger.”