Please don’t tell me that ‘smell’ is going to be the next big thing in car comfort. Right now the car design world is in the midst of an interior ambient lighting war to see who can out-mood everyone else with rainbow coloured LED lighting but Mercedes-Benz just raised the game with the facelifted S-Class.
While we drove around the Swiss Alps in the range-topping S63 AMG and S560 variants, I noticed the ‘Energising Comfort’ menu which creates an interior ambiance via audio, lighting, seat massage and fragrance settings such as Refresh, Vitality and Joy. It can find tracks in your collection that have the appropriate beats per minute. And now back to the car. The makeover for the S-Class comprises new engines, interior and exterior tweaks as well as enhanced autonomous driving features taken from the E-Class.