How Mercedes-Benz Sets The Bar For Style And Innovation

The Mercedes-Benz name is synonymous with luxury and prestige but it's about much more than that.

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How Mercedes-Benz Sets The Bar For Style And Innovation

The Mercedes-Benz name is synonymous with luxury and prestige but it’s about much more than that. Karl Benz who was the beating heart behind the development of the company grew up poor and encountered many struggles especially at the beginning of his life. But it was his determination, genius, and passion which ultimately lead to his success and what is now known as Mercedes-Benz. Even to this day, they are a different kind of company, from how they think to the products they produce.

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS
Mercedes-Benz Vision EQSMERCEDES-BENZ

For them, it’s about creating something unique and not backing down to a challenge. There is a tangible result from this way of thinking and that shines through when it comes to design and the many details other companies overlook or have decided are not important. 

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
Mercedes-Benz S-Class CoupeMERCEDES-BENZ

LED Air Vents

Certain models have air vent with individual LED lights that change color depending on the set temperature, they can also be set to one of many refreshing colors. However, it doesn’t stop there as you can even change the brightness level of the air vents, it’s over engineering at its finest. 

Mercedes-Benz LED Air Vents
Mercedes-Benz LED Air VentsKYLE EDWARD

In-car Cologne Going Too Far? Actually, no. 

Mercedes-Benz was also one of the first companies to offer scent infusion which is a refined in-car perfume that is pipped in through the air vents themselves. Naturally, there are three different scent strength setting as well ensuring you get the perfect amount of ocean breeze. At first, I thought it was a bit gimmicky to have what can be called a car cologne, but after personally living with it, I can tell you it’s incredibly delightful to sit in a car which always smells refreshing. 

Mercedes-Benz GLE-AMG
Mercedes-Benz GLE-AMG MERCEDES-BENZ

Sculpted Door Handles

When you look at most door handles, you’ll notice they are generally flat on the inside and sit below the window and you’ve probably never thought about how impractical that placement and design is. First off, our hands are not flat naturally, they have a curvature to them which is why Merced-Benz produces handles that are rounded, fitting into the hand naturally. Additionally, they place them near your hip allowing for a quick and direct exit. 

Mercedes-Benz interior door handle
Mercedes-Benz Interior Door HandleMERCEDES-BENZ

Unified Yet Distinct Brand Design

Mercedes-Benz has done an outstanding job the past seven years unifying its design, yet giving each vehicle a distinct look. When you see an S-Class on the road, you know from its unique triple front LED daytime running lights to its grille and rear profile that it’s indeed an S-Class, there is no guessing involved. Distinctions can also be made for the E-Class and C-Class. They are easily recognized as Mercedes-Benz vehicles yet one can still tell the difference between models. 

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Exterior
Mercedes-Benz S-Class ExteriorMERCEDES-BENZ

The Quality Is a Cut Above

Manufacturing has come a long way in the past 10 years, even your average KIA feels pretty solid. However, it’s all the tiny details that make a difference and the designers at Mercedes-Benz understand that.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Interior
Mercedes-Benz E-Class InteriorMERCEDES-BENZ

For example, on an Audi product when you roll down the windows, the switches are activated immediately upon the press and make a loud clicking noise which sounds like two plastic pieces rubbing against one another, not to mention the harsh feeling of those plastic pieces. However, in a comparable Mercedes-Benz product, the switches are made from metal, make no clicking noise and offer a lot of travel so you can easily roll your windows down a bit without pressing it too far into the one-touch roll down function. This is just one of many ways they make their vehicles stand out. 

Envisioning The Future

Mercedes-Benz has always been a visionary company and they continue that tradition today with unique concepts like the Vision EQS which embodies a seamless design, next-generation technology, and practicality.

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS 2019
Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS 2019MERCEDES-BENZ

They call the Vision EQS “a car that points the way to the future of Mercedes-Benz. Because two things are timeless: the need for transportation and the desire for the exceptional.” They are doing this in many ways with the EQS by employing a breathtaking design coupled with a fully electric powertrain and sports car power. 

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS
Mercedes-Benz Vision EQSMERCEDES-BENZ

Final Thoughts: 

Mercedes-Benz has a rich history of passionate people working tirelessly to produce the greatest machines on earth. Their enthusiasm for the automobile lives out to this day as their cars are exciting, well made and engineered to a higher standard.

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