Wed Feb 26 2014 22:10:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
This Popemobile was rolled out about three seconds before Pope Benedict XVI announced his retirement in early 2013. Was this Benedict’s judgment of the new, more streamlined, more suburban Mercedes-Benz M-Class? Probably not. This version of the Popemobile got a lot of updates, from soft halogen lighting over the throne to a motorized lift in the greenhouse to raise the pope up even further for better visibility. This M-Class has been made shorter, too, so it’s easier to bring along on a plane. But it still won’t fit in an overhead compartment.