Mercedes-Benz M-Class W166 Facelift Interior Shows New Features

Mercedes-Benz M-Class W166 Facelift Interior 1 photo
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As we exclusively told you months ago, the MY 2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class W166 facelift will bring quite a number of new features as far as both design and technology goes, with the model to feel almost entirely new both inside and outside.
The above interior image, shot by one of our spy photo collaborators, clearly shows a couple of features that cannot be found on the current M-Class W166, with a range of new ones keeping themselves out of camera view for the time being.

The most in-your-face detail is the all-new three-spoke steering wheel, which can already be seen, touched and used on the recently-launched Mercedes-Benz C-Class W205 and the gorgeous S-Class Coupe C217.

Other than that, you can also see that the Comand screen from the center console will experience two major changes, one of which will probably not be welcomed by too many people.

Firstly, after being at the bottom of the table compared to its major competitors for quite a while, the M-Class W166 facelift will finally get a much larger infotainment screen on which you can actually watch stuff.

Secondly, since an entirely redesigned center console would have probably used too much R&D resources and this is still a mid-cycle refresh and not an entirely new model, the new infotainment screen sits on top of the center console, just like on a lot of newly-launched Mercedes-Benz models, including the all-new C-Class W205.

Some like it, while others consider it looks like an afterthought - which in this case they might actually be right - but we'll reserve further judgement until the interior gets a slightly better unveil of its new design.

Other interior highlights will be represented by an optional head-up display just like on the new C-Class and S-Class in both coupe and sedan forms, while the new touchpad controller will also make an appearance in the model.
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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