This is what you see if you sit on the rear left seat of a 2014 Mercedes S-Class. The best thing about it? A clever table. One you can actually use for work while on the move.

The new S-Class has an insanely luxurious interior. Private jet stuff. Forget Maybach, the world doesn't need that anymore.

I love a good V8 and the S500 delivers, with the 4.7-liter producing 449 horsepower and 516 ft-lb of torque, smoothly.

Still, after looking around, touching the fine leather upholstery and pressing the buttons which do all sort of crazy things to make you feel better, the one thing I liked the most was a simple but smartly packaged foldable table.

It's hidden inside the giant armrest between the occupants:

After turning and twisting it in the correct directions, you end up with this:

Laptop, cocaine, puppies, you name it! This baby will take everything. These kinds of tables are common on planes and in trains, but everyone should copy this specific design. It's the best example I've ever seen.


Wouldn't it be nice to have something similar on every train or long-distance coach? Not just in first class, but everything equipped with single seats instead of benches? Of course I'm aware that those would have to take much more abuse than what an S-Class will ever see.

I don't know. Maybe they should use Adamantium instead of the boring stuff. That would take care of the teenagers...

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