Of course, the word "sport" means youth, and the word "utility" means massive. So these vehicles are really about trying to buy back your youth in a massive vehicle. There's nothing sporty about sitting on your ass all day. And the utility of a 5000 lb cup-holder is very small.
But the new BMW and Mercedes SUVs seem to want to rebrand these "shit-wagons" into something more urbane, more European, more sophisticated and suave. Something James Bond would drive when he isn't killing bad guys from foreign cultures.
Which is why I am pleased to report that the Mercedes M-Class SUV is made in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, while the BMW X5 is made in Greer, South Carolina.
Gentlemen, start your banjos.
Mercedes employees take an extended break outside the M-Class compound
any society that tries to create a few demigods
will also strip most people of their dignity