S550: It's the Little Things - Analog Clock


I think analog dashboard clocks are a wonderful automotive anachronism, one that I've enjoyed in my dad's 1972 BMW 2002tii and my 1965 Corvette. Naturally, the Mercedes S Class sedans have long featured an analog clock in the dash. Well, at least until the latest model year 2021-and-onward W223 S Class, I'm afraid. Thankfully, my W222-generation car still has one. 

Of course, Mercedes being Mercedes, this isn't a simple analog clock that you set manually. Oh no. It's integrated with the overall COMAND infotainment system, so when you change the time (or set it to fetch time automatically from GPS satellites!), that setting will also set the analog clock. Spooky, no? 

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