Pulling up anywhere in an S-Class is a statement. Mercedes-Benz’s full-size flagship sedan is a boss; it’s the default choice for any C-Suite exec in need of new wheels, and an OG luxury icon that’s been around since 1972. It’s the vehicular equivalent of casually-worn Royal Oak. Top brass from Mercedes-Benz in Germany recently gave us a guided (virtual) tour of us the all-new 2021 S-Class, and we were blown away. It’s next level: Their new flagship is the most sci-fi car we’ve ever seen.
It’s packed with tech that makes Blade Runner seem kind of basic like 2D screens that look 3D thanks to eye-tracking, a giant 77-inch virtual display that projects augmented-reality info onto the windscreen, a digital voice assistant for each seat that understands 27 languages, plus cameras that interpret a driver’s body language to predict desires and offer up suggestions. Just like the new Apple phones, the car can recognize your fingerprint and even your face.