Sedan

Twenty-odd years of fastidious engineering and unsurpassed quality have put Lexus in the pantheon of luxury automakers. But if there’s been one gripe leveled at Toyota’s luxury division over the...
When the latest iteration of Audi ’s A8 debuted for 2011, it presented a stupefying blend of artful design, cutting-edge technology, and business-class luxury. The standard A8 4.2 and the quick-to-...
Few cars enjoy such a loyal following as BMW famously inspirational M5 sedan, and few events in the automotive world create quite as much excitement as the introduction of a new M5. For 2012, the...
To celebrate the July wedding of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco to Charlene Wittstock, Lexus gave the couple something a bit nicer than a toaster: a very special version of its...
Porsche has only five distinct models, but the Stuttgart-based automaker is famously devoted to subtle (and not-so-subtle) diversity. There are four versions each of the Boxster, Cayman, and Cayenne...
For those accustomed to being driven rather than doing the driving themselves, the Rolls-Royce Phantom (particularly the grander-than-grand Extended Wheelbase model) is the ultimate conveyance. But...
Since its founders invented the motorcar 125 years ago, Mercedes-Benz has been tweaking and primping its vehicles ever closer to perfection. The Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG ( www.mbusa.com ) may well be...
The limited-edition CTS-V Wagon is nearly as audacious as a Corvette hearse and faster than almost anything on the road. Built on the platform of Cadillac’s wildly entertaining CTS-Vsedan and...
The new Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG ( www.mbusa.com ) appears only slightly different from the previous version of the midsize sedan; the big changes were made under the hood. Mercedes-Benz replaced a...
With the arrival of so many new or thoroughly updated models from top manufacturers, 2011 could be called the Year of the Sedan. The best of the bunch perform on a par with world-class coupes and GTs...
While motorcars become greener, lighter, smaller, and less expensive, Bentley clings to its heritage by offering the Mul­sanne, a supersized sedan with a carbon footprint as large as that of a South...
The secret to the success of the Audi A8 ( www.audiusa.com ), which finished ahead of sedans by BMW, Jaguar, and Rolls-Royce in Robb Report ’s 2011 Car of the Year competition, rests in its...
It’s amazing how some things can seemingly materialize overnight and take an entire industry by storm. Extraordinary anomalies like Facebook, the iPad, and reality television all fall into this...
For those who think that hybrid cars are for pragmatic, fuel-sipping performance haters, Porsche would like you to think again. The German manufacturer is even going so far as to race a hybrid-...
In its ongoing quest to keep pace with BMW’s famously quick “M” cars and Audi’s high-performance “S” and “RS” models, Mercedes-Benz has—via its in-house speed shop, AMG—taken the sledgehammer...
Opulence and effortless speed are lovely, but the real charm of owning a fine motorcar is its supreme exclusivity. And yet, in some neighborhoods, even the most extraordinary vehicles can start to...
While it’s lovely to have prodigious power under your right foot, a sumptuous cabin to coddle you, and a 16-speaker audio system to amuse you, sometimes a car’s most desirable amenity is the ability...
Among mid-luxury four doors, in a segment that includes the deeply impressive Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5-series sedans, Audi’s A6 has always been content to play the role of the suave, soft-...
Proof that where there’s a will, there’s a niche, Mercedes-Benz (which already offers 16 model lines in the United States) plans to extend its family tree once again with a production version of the...
Over the past two years, there has not been a more popular car style than the four-door coupe. The latest model offerings from Aston Martin, Porsche, and Audi all prove that this segment is much more...
With new-model offerings in the four-door coupe segment from nearly every luxury automaker this year, this relatively new automotive market share appears to be bursting at the seams. Now Audi has...
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 Phantom EWB (an acronym for extended wheelbase) is designed for those who prefer to be chauffeured. The Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé has a few of the same familial traits as its cousin, the...
When the original Rolls-Royce Phantom debuted in 2003, who would have thought that it would spawn three different variations? The Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé has a few of the same familial traits as...
Although it is wide, long, and rather heavy, the Panamera’s all-wheel drive system reminds you that it is worthy enough to wear the Porsche crest. Porsche 911 purists scoffed at the Cayenne when...
As the only rear-wheel drive option for the Panamera, the standard S model provides enough horsepower for spirited drivers to get those back tires to break loose. Porsche 911 purists scoffed at the...
Porsche 911 purists scoffed at the Cayenne when initial production began in 2002, but the five-passenger SUV quickly became the German automaker’s best-selling model. Now Porsche is hoping for a...
The four-door Rolls-Royce Ghost is the latest addition to the British automaker’s royal family. Although it is considered to be the baby Rolls, it is only 17 inches shorter than the brand’s 19-foot-...
Mercedes-Benz’s strong V-12 engine feels like it was designed specifically for the S600. But Mercedes added the S63 AMG to the range to complement the other AMG model: the Bentley-battling S65...
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...

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