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2000 ICOTY Awards - Luxury
Most Respected - Mercedes Benz S-Class

ROAD & TRAVEL's 2000 Most Respected -- Mercedes Benz S-ClassHave you ever heard anyone say they didn’t want a Mercedes-Benz? Well you won’t because this is the vehicle to which so many Americans aspire. The three-pointed star says you’re successful, smart, and know quality and value in a vehicle. The S-Class is the broadest statement of achievement on the market. Neither the new S430 with the 275-horsepower 4.3-liter V-8 nor the S500 with 302 horses coming from the 5.0-liter V-8 will fail to impress. Truthfully, though, the only person you need to impress is yourself, and you’ll do that with Mercedes’ unparalleled level of safety, security, comfort. and convenience features. Smart airbag technology, Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Program, Touch Shift transmission, the COMAND navigation system, and TeleAid are just the tip of the technology iceberg for this line of products. Someone needs to be first, and when you look at the front of the pack, there’s always a Mercedes-Benz in the lead.

Runner-Up: Cadillac Deville
Third Place: Jaguar S-Type

Most Respected
Luxury Car of the Year
Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Most Likely to Change the World
ECO- Friendly Car of the Year
Honda Insight

Most Likely to Survive Anything
SUV of the Year
Ford Excursion