Iíve never understood why luxury brands donít offer a mini-van. I donít really get the stigma either. Unless you routinely tow something heavy a mini-van is the way to go if you have small kids. The have been a number of occasions that two families of four have vacationed together and we can all go out to eat, go to the waterpark, etc in one car.
The R class didnít work because you got less and paid more; less seating, less amenities, less space.
What my wife really wants in a new VW bus, a modern, full of amenities just like this concept that they never made:
So instead we get a rebadged Dodge Caravan.