Photo Gallery: The Popemobile Over the Years
09/22/2011
 M-Class Mercedes:  The popemobile currently in use is a modified Mercedes SUV,...
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M-Class Mercedes: The popemobile currently in use is a modified Mercedes SUV, seen here on a papal visit to Spain in the summer of 2011. The same vehicle will be waiting for the pope when he arrives for his tour of Germany. The vehicle boasts large windows, an elevated, throne-like seat, bullet-proof glass and special plastics. If the situation allows it, the pope can open the side windows to be nearer to believers.