The central touchscreen can either be operated directly or via touchpads, one mounted between the front seats and another on the steering wheel. The MBUX system is logical, with clean graphics and an intuitive menu system, helpful given the number of options available which includes an ability to record over 80 different data feeds while on a track. There is the expected Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Burmester surround sound audio system.
The steering wheel, a handsome affair with the de riguer flat bottom and gorgeous nappa leather rim incorporates the expected controls for infotainment, phone and cruise control but cleverly also includes a couple of multifunction screens masquerading as buttons. These change their functionality when pressed allowing the driver to toggle through drive modes and then fine tune them.
Aside from the wizardry under the bonnet and within the driveline, one option we found remarkable were the Multibeam LED headlights with adaptive highbeam assist. Powerful and with a broad spread, these automatically detect other vehicles ahead whether driving towards or away from the car and switch off elements of the lighting so as not to blind other drivers. Watching the system work on a dark country road seems like witchcraft at work.