You might never see a Volkswagen Golf cart on the green, but Mercedes-Benz isn't above experimenting with the idea of top-shelf tournament transport.
Merely a sketch for now, this Mercedes cart was conceived at the carmaker's Advanced Design Centre in California, taking input from golfing fans from across the globe.
Looking more like the result of a one-night stand with Daimler stablemate Smart, this Merc proudly wears the company's new sports grille design up front and big five-spoke wheels and disc brakes at each corner.
Golfers are greeted with the same easy-access open sides that all carts offer, but here they'll slide into shapely Mercedes seats with inbuilt speakers, sitting either side of a rising centre console and an Apple iPad.
"It has the latest in modern technology," Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center boss Margarete Wies said.
"Using touch screen monitors, virtually all aspects of the cart can be controlled without extra buttons. Simplicity is the key. Intuition and pure form can maybe best describe the cart."
Merc's golf cart might also be good for the road, with headlights, tail-lights and mirrors all included (although we don't see the all-important seatbelts fitted... - Ed).
Don't get the cheque book yet, however; Mercedes has yet to confirm plans for a production run - but the carmaker hasn't written the idea off, either.
"Although the Mercedes-Benz Vision Golf Cart is only a design study so far, there are no doubt many players who would like to see the cart become reality, bringing its fresh ideas and thus more fun, more innovation and more comfort to moving around on the golf course," the company said.
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