Photos credit: Mercedes-Benz

Find yourself swimming in pools of money? Concerned about the vast, seething magnitude of your bank account, but don’t like the swoops and sweeps of the leather stitching in modern cars? Don’t worry, Mercedes still makes a car with a button back sofa in it.

The image above comes from the Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman, which also comes complete with leather pillows (I know, I know, that’s redundant, all pillows are made out of leather), electronically extending ottomans built in to the seats and some tasteful curtains.

But it’s the button back thrones, a mere $1,000 option, that are really just perfect. Technically, they’re available in the regular Mercedes S-Class, too, though I don’t know why you’d bother. They fit ever so perfectly in the Maybach and the Maybach Pullman. Button back seats mean old money and class, and if you don’t believe me just look at the interior of a 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Alpine Eagle Portholme Torpedo, which you know is just ace because it has a name like Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Alpine Eagle Portholme Torpedo:

Photo credit: a Flickr user claiming to be James Bond

Will Rolls-Royce recreate that interior in a brand-new Phantom if you pay them enough money? Probably. Do they advertise it? No.


Only Mercedes seems to be doing that.

Anyways, you can now gaze upon the second-best feature in a Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman, which is the view going the other way:


Yes, those are screens. In the rear-facing seats. The bottom of the rear-facing seats. The bottom of the rear-facing fold-down jump seats which ARE ALSO BUTTON BACKED. And then there’s a television in between the rear-facing button-back fold-down jump seats because why the hell not, you spent over $200,000 on a car and by golly you deserve it.

Here’s the outside of the car, peasants:

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Not like it’s even important.