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Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, delivers a Mercedes-Benz M-Class to Pope Benedict XVI on December 7, 2012. The “Popemobile” was specifically produced for the Pope with special-purpose body.

Popemobiles of the past and present

For over 80 years, Mercedes-Benz has been providing the Vatican with "popemobiles," extensively converted and customized vehicles that are used as official cars for the Holy Father.