Mercedes S-Class: I Am Your Father

Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W220)

Early Mercedes pioneers may have been spinning in their graves, what with this new generation S-Class shunning bombproof, weapons-grade metal and lead and other heavy stuff, instead opting for lightweight materials such as light alloy and (gasp) plastic. Plastic! In an S-Class!

Still, other Good Stuff happened in the shape of the first S-badged AMG model, the S55 AMG, while Mercedes' focus on safety resulted in the ‘pre-safe' preventive occupant safety system. It "initiated measures" in the case of an imminent collision. Sadly, this didn't include reassuring words and the He-Man theme tune.

You also got active body control, ventilated seats, cylinder cut-off systems, a low drag coefficient, and keyless access.