Brother of The Benz, Capt.
Being an Engineer serving The Auto Industry for over 20 years, I can say that the M/B automobile is a classic example of "Over Engineering", but that's what seperates the least from the most; the Kia from the M/B.
Just observe the electoless nickel on all of the fasteners. Or the brown ground wire for every circuit not a common earth.
Just look at the M/B texture material used for seat coverring, that is so sought after by other manufacturers(Mooney AirCraft for one).
I think not just ENGINEERED.
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