The interior is a different story. Under the direction of sector head Hartmut Sinkwitz and his right-hand man Hans-Peter Wunderlich, it is a reinterpretation of the S Class in its saloon and coupé incarnations: “In a sportier, less luxurious key”, comments Sinkwitz. But there’s more: it is the same interior, slightly modified to fit the new dimensions, that will take the stage in the coming weeks in the new E Class. “A balance of elegance, space and sportiness”, adds Sinkwitz: “Bright colours and aluminium for a more high-tech look, without forgoing a highly sensual formal language a contribution to which in terms of colour&trim came from our Como studio under Michele Paganetti, with Giulia Cinti and Frederik Baumann”.
With the autonomous drive O15 Luxury in Motion and the IAA the future of Mercedes is starting to look vividly clear.
The article continues in Auto&Design no. 215