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In order to keep up with its GL-Class brethren, not to mention high-powered versions of the Porsche Cayenne and BMW X5, the M-Class now offers AMG’s brawny 503-hp, 6.2-liter V-8. For those less...
The S550 was one of the first models offered with the most recent S-Class redesign; it is plenty powerful and plenty good. But Mercedes added the S63 AMG to the range to complement the other AMG...
Last year, Mercedes added the S63 AMG to the range, which complements the other AMG model: the Bentley-battling S65. Whereas the S65—which boasts 604 hp and 738 ft-lbs of torque—is adept at consuming...
When Mercedes-Benz decided that it was time for the S-Class to receive a nip-tuck-style face-lift for 2010, it also chose to offer a model that would appeal to a more discriminating driver: one that...
The S-Class is a big car, and the AMG-developed 6.2-liter V-8 is a big engine. This could be the perfect marriage. Mercedes added the S63 AMG to the range to complement the other AMG model: the...
With space for seven passengers, the GL450 is one of three offerings in Mercedes-Benz’s supersized SUV class. The Mercedes-Benz GL450 is also a study in contradictions: It is a German-engineered,...
Although it has less power and torque than the AMG version, the G550 is just as capable of off-roading as the G55 AMG. After 30 years of production, the Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen (or G-Class for...
Until Mercedes-Benz decides to launch an AMG variant of its E-Class coupe, the E550 is the most powerful variant in the model line. But for those looking for serious performance from a four-door, the...
With better exterior styling and increased interior comfort levels, the E350 is a large improvement over the now-retired CLK-Class coupe. But for those looking for serious performance from a four-...
One of the first clean diesel offerings in the U.S., the E350 BlueTEC is not the loud, dirty, and jarring vehicle that diesel cars were in the 1980s. But for those looking for serious performance,...
Although it may not have the power of its V-8 counterparts, the V-6-powered E350 still provides all the interior amenities of the E500 and E63 AMG sedans. But for those who like a little adrenaline...
Optional night-view software in the 2010 E550 adds awareness, so that the driver can keep those in (and out) of the car safe and protected. But for those who like a little adrenaline coursing through...
With the seven-passenger GL320 BlueTec, Mercedes-Benz is using blue to go green. The improved combustion of the BlueTec engine efficiently uses ultralow- sulfur diesel—in addition to a...
After 30 years of production, the Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen (or G-Class for short) is a timeless classic. The rough-and-tumble G55 AMG comes equipped with the ultimate noisemaker: a raucous 500-hp,...
Although the Porsche Panamera and Aston Martin Rapide have been making all of the latest headlines in the four-door performance world, the Maserati Quattroporte (literally "four-door" in Italian) was...
The anticipated Maserati GranTurismo Convertible comes to American shores this spring. This Italian supermodel from Modena combines exquisite Pininfarina styling with scintillating performance,...
The high-selling CLS550 was the four-door performance sedan that sparked other manufactures’ interest in this relatively niche market. Part sedan, part coupe, and all Mercedes-Benz, the CLS is...
When Maserati’s GranTurismo debuted in 2008, it may have been too highly anticipated: The coupe was often criticized for not living up to its sporting promise. The Pininfarina design—equipped as it...
Essentially an abbreviated version of Mercedes’ flagship S-Class sedan, the CL filters all the performance, prestige, and creature comforts of its four-door sibling into an intimate two-door package...
Never mind the economy: Maybach is still making money. The 5.7-meter-long Maybach 57 and the 6.2-meter-long Maybach 62 remain—despite their bumper-to-bumper handcraftedness—serious cash cows for...
With a smooth and powerful V-12, the CL600 attracts buyers who enjoy arriving safely in a serene environment. Essentially an abbreviated version of Mercedes’ flagship S-Class sedan, the CL filters...
The CL550 is designed for those who do not need huge horsepower numbers, but like the comfort of a large coupe. Essentially an abbreviated version of Mercedes’ flagship S-Class sedan, the CL filters...
The Maybach 62S is designed to meet the same needs as the standard 62, but your driver will be able to get you to your engagement a little bit faster. Never mind the economy: Maybach is still making...
As a longer wheelbase variant, the Maybach 62 is designed for those who prefer to be driven and have a need for a few extra inches of legroom. Never mind the economy: Maybach is still making money...
With 604 horsepower and a 0-to-60-mph time of 5 seconds, some Maybach 57S owners may prefer to drive the car themselves. Never mind the economy: Maybach is still making money. The 5.7-meter-long...
Developed and produced by Mercedes-Benz, the Maybach 57 was the first modern car to utilize the vintage luxury marque’s storied name. Never mind the economy: Maybach is still making money. The 5.7-...
Despite its rather docile power train, the original GranTurismo’s exterior styling represents one of Pininfarina’s most beautiful modern designs. When Maserati’s GranTurismo debuted in 2008, it may...
If Audi’s antiquated S6 (435 hp) and BMW's outmoded M5 (500 hp) models seem a bit tame, the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG offers refreshingly new and powerful alternative. With 518 hp and 465 ft-lbs of...
Part sedan, part coupe, and all Mercedes-Benz, the CLS is arguably the sexiest four-door ever to come from Stuttgart. It has been so successful that other European luxury automakers—namely Aston...
Essentially an abbreviated version of Mercedes’ flagship S-Class sedan, the CL filters all the performance, prestige, and creature comforts of its four-door sibling into an intimate two-door package...

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