GENEVA -- Automakers are looking for a healthier European market this year, and their new products reflect the confidence. Bullish concepts and daring design ideas are the norm at the Geneva auto show this year, and the show floor is crowded with clear hits and just a few misses.
HIT: Mercedes-Benz S-class coupe
The Mercedes S coupe is a gorgeous new expression of luxury, and it's loaded with delightful new technology -- including a concept Daimler calls "Magic Body Control," which allows the big car to tilt around corners. When Daimler Chairman Dieter Zetsche referred to the coupe in Geneva as "the most beautiful S class of all time," he was saying what everyone else at the show was thinking.