Pete Davidson Doesn’t Give a ‘S*** About Cars’ but Drives a Mercedes for a Surprisingly Wholesome Reason

Pete Davidson is a comedian, Saturday Night Live cast member, and movie star. He strikes an infectious balance between vulgar and wholesome. He has bluntly said he is not into cars. But when he first became a celebrity, he bought a Mercedes S-Class because of his grandfather’s years-long dream.

Pete Davidson’s grandfather always wanted a Mercedes S-Class

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class | Mercedes-Benz

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Pete Davidson’s comedy career has been anything but ordinary. At 20, Saturday Night Live hired him as one of its youngest cast members ever. SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels praised Davidson’s “honesty” and “enormous charm.” He has also starred in The King of Staten Island and Suicide Squad. Part of his honesty is not mincing words, and Davidson made it clear that he is not a car guy. But when he first became rich, he bought a silver  Mercedes-Benz S-Class because of his grandfather’s fifteen-year dream.

According to Pete Davidson, “Since I was 5 years old my grandpa always told me he wanted to drive a S Class.” So after Davidson landed his job at SNL and could afford a nice car, he bought a Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Davidson immediately took his new car home, he insisted his grandfather take a turn driving it. He posted a video of his grandfather driving on Instagram. He mentioned his Grandfather’s S-Class dreams, and he added, “The other day my mom took him out in mine. This video makes me cry.”

Some of Davidson’s fans urged him to give the car to his grandfather. The comedian joked, “Guys I’d give him the car but he can barely drive. Did you watch the video?”

Why Pete Davidson loves going for long drives in his Mercedes S-Class

Pete Davidson on SNL. The actor has owned a Mercedes S-Class and G-Class. | Rosalind O'Connor/NBC/NBCU Photobank
Pete Davidson during an SNL skit | Rosalind O’Connor/NBC/NBCU Photobank

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Pete Davidson told GQ he “could give less of a shit about cars.” But when he and diva girlfriend Ariana Grande got engaged, the paparazzi began to hound him relentlessly. So one of the ways Davidson dealt with his newfound stardom was taking long, wandering nighttime drives around New York City. He enjoyed the privacy, and his Mercedes S-Class began to win him over. When it came to buy a new car, he upgraded to a black S-Class.

The Mercedes S-Class is easily one of the most beautiful sedans. But Davidson jokes it was the seats that converted him to a Mercedes fan. The S-Class is undoubtedly one of the most comfortable luxury cars. Davidson specifies that the Mercedes seats “hug” him. Especially while he’s cornering, he says, “the seat’s like, ‘I got you.'”

Davidson adds, “That should be their commercial: ‘Did you not have a father growing up? Drive around in circles with our new Mercedes-Benz, the car that hugs.'”

Pete Davidson also owns a Mercedes G Wagon

This is a G-Class in New York City. SNL star Pete Davidson owns the same SUV. | Mercedes-Benz
2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class | Mercedes-Benz

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Sadly, Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande broke up. But the comedian has landed on his feet. He befriended musician Machine Gun Kelly. Davidson has dated celebrities Kate Beckinsale, Phoebe Dynevor, Kaia Gerber, and Cazzie David. He has even been seen recently with Kim Kardashian.

As Pete Davidson rocketed into the highest circles of celebrities, he needed to upgrade his wheels to one of the most common celebrity SUVs to blend in. His S-Class must have impressed him because he stuck with the brand. He added a Mercedes G Wagon to his fleet.

Maybe the new G-Class will impress Pete Davidson’s new date: Rumor is Kim Kardashian loves Mercedes G Wagons.

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