The city has approved a $51,000 Mercedes-Benz for use as a yellow taxicab – but finding one may be harder than hailing a cab to Staten Island.
The Taxi and Limousine Commission recently added the E350 BlueTec luxury sedan to its list of models cabbies can choose from.
But even it admits that hacks are unlikely to buy such a sweet ride.
The Mercedes meets agency specifications, including legroom and headroom minimums, for a cab. But the price tag puts it out of reach for regular hacks, who must buy a new vehicle every three to five years.