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.
Wed Feb 26 2014 22:10:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)