Video of the Day: What Disco Chickens Can Teach You About the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

By Jacob Brown | September 24, 2013
Mercedes-Benz thinks chickens are a good means of demonstrating just what sets the 2014 S-Class apart from its competition. Yes, chickens, of the cluck-cluck variety. In a half-minute spot, the automaker shows what we assume are white-gloved engineers waving around chickens to the soulful sounds of the '70s. The chickens' bodies move, but their heads stay eerily stationary. Weird, right? The company relates it back to the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class' Magic Body Control, a silly name for a really cool feature that ostensibly does the same thing. While a car will move up and down and side to side on an undulating road, Magic Body Control limits those intrusions by reading the road--yes, actually reading it--and adjusting its suspension accordingly. The results, speak for themselves, but editor Matt Askari described the system as "miraculous" when he drove the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S550. Check out the video below to get the full, humorous effect.

Source: Mercedes-Benz via YouTube