Mercedes-Benz only showed us photos of the Hyperscreen interior when it revealed the inside of the EQS over the weekend. Today, however, photos of the standard interior are available on the company’s website (h / t Motor1).
You’ll see a gallery of photos at the top that you can scroll through to compare the Hyperscreen dashboard to its non-Hyperscreen equivalent. At first glance, the standard EQS interior looks a lot like the new 2021 S-Class. You will find it has the same 12.8-inch vertically oriented center console infotainment system and center console design. The surrounding dash is where things start to differ. Even some of the interior structural parts are vastly different from the Hyperscreen equipped EQS.
With the Hyperscreen removed, the standard screen appears to float above the massive trim back. The huge strip of trim that was previously Hyperscreen space stretches long and wide on the passenger side. Here you see a classic waterfall design with wood paneling, a wavy brown metallic look and a futuristic light-studded piano black option in the photos. The wood finish is the most stylish of the bunch, but that light-backed piano black dashboard would be gorgeous at night.
You will notice that the top vents appear to extend the full width of the dashboard behind the freestanding cluster. In the Hyperscreen car, they stop at the hood covering the cluster, then a trim piece incorporates the same design as it enters the door. And while the design is slightly different, you’ll notice that the rose gold central strip is left. The uniform strip of air vents differs from the centrally placed air vents in the new S-Class, which look rather compact and sit above the infotainment system.
We know the Hyperscreen will be an option for the EQS, but Mercedes hasn’t announced the price yet. However, given the substantial nature of the add-on, it is undoubtedly pricey. However, it’s not just the second 12.3-inch passenger-side screen that you’ll lose if you skip it. The center screen in the Hyperscreen is a 17.7-inch touchscreen, so it has a lot more room to work with than the standard 12.8-inch touchscreen.
If you’re someone who wants the most advanced technology in every way, the Hyperscreen is definitely the way to go. However, there is a good argument for enjoying the beautiful finish that Mercedes has come up with instead.