You are here

Mercedes and Emirates create S-Class-inspired first class cabin

An S-Class sadly won’t fly. This is the next best thing: an S-Class first class ‘suite’

No matter how hard you try - um, not that we have, of course – a Mercedes-Benz S-Class won’t fly. Thus, if you’ve always fancied travelling the skies as though you’re in the back of Benz’s luxurious flagship, well, you’re a bit stuck.

No more. Emirates and Mercedes have teamed up to create a first class ‘suite’ aboard Emirates’ Boeing 777 fleet inspired by the S-Class.

The three year cooperation – talks began back in 2014 – has resulted in a first class cabin featuring S-Class elements such as the choice of materials, “high standard of workmanship”, cabin controls, and ambient lighting, among others.

It even features something called ‘virtual windows’, which is apparently a function “adopted from NASA” to help give a sense of weightlessness.

Emirates also tell us that as of 1 December (2017), those passengers flying first class with them also get a door-to-door transfer to and from Dubai airport… in a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Of course. Chauffeured in a Benz, fly in a Benz-esque cabin.

“With immediate effect,” explains Merc’s Dr Jens Thiemer, “travellers in the Emirates first class are now able to enjoy the sense of luxury of our Mercedes-Benz S-Class above the clouds.”

Have a flick through the pics above and let us know which other automotive/aeronautical mash-ups you’d like to see. A pared-back, stripped out cabin like a Caterham? Oh, wait, that’s not going to work…

Share this page: 

What do you think?

This service is provided by Disqus and is subject to their privacy policy and terms of use. Please read Top Gear’s code of conduct (link below) before posting.

Promoted content