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Old 1st April 2004, 23:49   #1
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DaimlerChrysler presents the revolutionary S-Class version "World", the designation abbreviating "Wagen operating on right- and left-hand drive". This denotes a vehicle with two fully equipped driver sections in the front so the car can be driven from either front seat.
Says Mr. Juergen Hubbert, member of the board of DaimlerChrysler and responsible for the passenger car section: "What at first glance might look a bit odd is the consequent realization of our global strategy, even more important now with our newly acquired 33.4 per cent stake in Japanese Mitsubishi passenger cars division. The revolutionary idea behind the "World" version allows the very same car to be operated from either front seat, giving the opportunity to sit on the correct side no matter if operated in left- or right-hand drive countries around the world. What has proven to be extremely useful in our commercial Unimog-series ((see photo below)) - especially when used in road maintenance - we consequently adapted for our upper class line, our other 14 car lines will follow later. *
The system is similar to the steering system on the Unimog truck. The only difference is that in the 2007 S Class it will have 2 steerings.
MB is also testing the S Class with the F200 steering system. Pictured below is the F200 steering system.
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April 1st ?
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Whenever I see something like this...theres only one thing that comes to mind - "WHATS THE POINT??" I really do hope that this is an april fool prank, but if it isnt...Mr. Hubbert please focus on getting Mercedes Benz back to the quality levels that you and your customers were proud of instead of wasting your time on impossible solutions!!

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I'm sure its an April fools joke and I really hope that doesnt happen in reality as well

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I hope this is just a prank. Even if these are concepts, I hope they remain concepts. I'd like a car to be a car, not a videogame or something.
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April 1st sure it is. BTW the 2nd pic is from the Concept car that went on to become the S-class u and i know today. Does anybody remember its name.. can't recollect here

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Hahaha..just look closely at the speedo on the right hand side.......

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Its an April Fool guys.

BTW the 2nd pic is real. Its of a F200 concept.

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Yeah that first one anyways looked like play station console only this had steering wheels



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