Mercedes S-Class: I Am Your Father

Mercedes-Benz 300

Upon the Mercedes 300's launch, it was the fastest German production car, boasting a heady top speed of 160km/h. Underneath sat a 3.0-litre straight-six engine, with the Swiss press at the time declaring it "a milestone in the history of automotive engineering".

Some of this engineering included a safety tang lock to prevent the doors from bursting open, an electrically-operated torsion bar suspension to compensate the height of the rear wheels under heavy loads, and even heating with a blower as standard!