Date registered: May 2007
Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes Benz E500
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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The column shift cars...
delivered in the states had a "tray" in the console with a carpet insert... the "sofa" was an accessory, or option. I was given a NOS sofa for my /8 sedan by a friend at the dealer in the 1980s, they just wanted to get rid of it as it was taking up room on the parts shelves...
Different markets have different configurations; MB Tex was the base upholstery here in the States, and when you saw a velour interior [a/k/a the "fuzzy" interior] you immediately knew it was a EU version. Americans hated the velour with a passion it seems... lol.