German car makers are under fire today for attempts to out-do each other with the size of their stands at the forthcoming Frankfurt motor show.
The first manufacturer to come under fire is Volkswagen after the car giant admitted that its stand will be so vast that getting from one end to the other is ‘a bit of a drive’.
VW’s largesse pales into insignificance, however, when compared to recently leaked plans for the Mercedes stand which show a construction so massive it will boast an Olympic-size swimming pool, two multiplex cinemas and a dedicated international airport allowing visitors to fly directly into the bit where the new S-class is on display. In order to accommodate such vastness, one insider confirmed that the stand’s ceiling is high enough ‘to have a moon in it’.
Despite this astonishing scale, the Mercedes exhibition area may not draw as much attention as the stand designed by rivals BMW which, according to insiders, takes the form of a specially built table the size of a football pitch onto which the company will repeatedly slap an enormous branded cock.