- “What you remember is that you used to drive that old, busted joint. See, I drive the new hotness.”
The 2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 (W211), nicknamed 'the new hotness', was Agent J's car in 2002. It replaces the Ford LTD from the previous film. It came with accessories including a fake driver which retracts into the steering wheel, a computer and a flying car mode with the push of a red button (which is controlled through a PlayStation joypad similar to the DualShock — like Columbia Pictures, the PlayStation is owned by Sony).
Agent J has been using this car as his primary mode of transportation during the first half of Men in Black II, however when Agent K returns, he takes over as the driver.
This car was used in this movie before it went on sale for the 2003 Model year
- According to J, the Mercedes' fake driver was originally modeled after an African American, but this was changed to a Caucasian due to getting constantly pulled over by cops. (This may have been a joke however, but it's actually not)
- The fake driver cannot control the car in flight mode due to the autopilot not being implemented
- In flight mode this vehicle implements a ventral automated neuralyzer, for the purpose of erasing the memory of a flying car in witnesses.