Originally Posted by ColdCase
Mercedes does a lot of hide away cup holder things.
The Germans tend to; their cupholders also tend to not swallow the mammoth drinks we get from the convenience stores here in the US. In Germany, eating/drinking while driving is generally frowned upon and isn't as commonplace as in the US and Canada- of course, our road trips will often be far longer than theirs, so it's more of an issue here.
As for the GC holders and the door, I think the production version with the bare but lit ones looks very nice and are very functional; there's nothing to break and no places to lose M&Ms down in the cracks.