So how will Daimler intend to one-up its German brethren? A report by egmCarTech claims that one way to trump Audi and BMW may be through the use of exotic materials like silk and cashmere. Use of these high-end yet delicate touchpoints is still under consideration, as is the use of banana wood as a new veneer. Mercedes designers and engineers are reportedly working to make the materials strong enough to stand up to every day use, which is a good idea considering how demanding buyers can be when dropping $100k or more on a new sedan.
It's anyone's guess as to whether Mercedes-Benz will actually add silk and cashmere to the cabin of the next S-Class. If the world's oldest automaker does plan to use the materials, we're guessing the materials will be served up as costly options, possibly as part of the automaker's Designo individualization program.