Mercedes-Benz has mesmerized the Indian market with the launch of the E-Class long wheel base making it the pinnacle of luxury in its segment. With the new ‘Mercedes me’ connected application, they are raising the bar for what customers should expect when they shell out to buy these luxury sedans like the E-Class.
From the luxury of their homes, owners can use the ‘Mercedes me’ application on their phone to access several vehicular functions like remotely operating certain activities of the E-Class. Owners are also given real-time updates when the vehicle exits a set geo fence on the map, if the E-Class crosses a certain speed and owners can also check for parking locations beforehand via the ‘Mercedes me’ application and send the location to the vehicle’s navigation system for a hassle free driving experience.
Mercedes has also seamlessly integrated the ‘Mercedes me’ app to function with Amazon Alexa and Google Home with a certain set of voice commands. Owners can ask questions to Alexa such as “Alexa, Ask Mercedes what is the range of my car” or “Alexa, Ask Mercedes where is my car” and Alexa accesses the data from the Mercedes me application to answer these questions reducing the owner’s need to check the application on their mobile phone every time. To help keeps owners stay at pace with the increasingly connected word, Over-The-Air updates have also been implemented with the ‘Mercedes me’ connect application.
Step into the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the driver is greeted by an interactive and easy to use 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android integration. The 12.3-inch digital driver’s display has 4 display settings – Classic, Sport, Progressive and Understated; display modes which further personalises the interior of the vehicle to suit the owner by opting for a specific theme of the dials to match their mood.
While most of the above mentioned features are catered to the driver, the rear passengers aren’t forgotten about. Open the rear door to step into a world of luxury where passengers are greeted with all the latest technology one can imagine. Rear reclining seats with a memory function and plush head cushions allows the passenger to travel in the utmost comfort possible. The rear armrest also contains a touchscreen pad which offers additional functionality for the passengers with the touch of a button. A chauffer’s package allows the rear passengers to adjust the front seat using the seat controls on the back.
As mentioned before, no other competitor in the luxury-sedan segment offers such an interactive connected technology such as the ‘Mercedes-Me’, which offers an enjoyable ownership experience of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class without having to leave their comfort zone and hence this is the reason why the E-Class can be stated as a masterpiece of intelligence.