The company line goes: the interior of the EC145 helicopter was inspired by the 2011 Mercedes R-class. But, unlike the German minivan, the Mercedes EC145 is actually exciting. It's a freaking helicopter.
Daimler will go red in the face if you call their Mercedes-Benz R-Class a minivan, but as much as they try to deny it, this 2011 refresh only reinforces its minivan-ness. Please. All it needs is a sliding door. [eMercedesBenz]