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2018 Mercedes-AMG E63, E63S Unveiled Ahead of L.A. Debut

E-Class performance variant gets a Drift Mode<p>Anticipation for the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 sedan began building as soon as Stuttgart unveiled the tenth-generation E-Class this past January at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. We’ve finally gotten a look at the new hot sedan ahead of its debut at the 2016 …

Three rows of awesome: The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon returns for another generation

There's never a guarantee that a small-volume model like this will return after a new generation is introduced, but you can't deny the staying power of rear-facing seats.<p>It's a rare day that I get to write about an all-new wagon. Crossovers have taken the world by storm, and even the …

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2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe and Mercedes-Benz C300 Photo Gallery

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2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe

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2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe

A smaller hammer.<p>AMG beat its path to high-performance credibility with a hammer. The German speed shop’s first street car, the 355-hp 1987 Mercedes-Benz AMG Hammer sedan, set the record for the world’s fastest production four-door at 178 mph, then set the pace for the subsequent 30-year parade of …

Automotive Design

Audi RS 7, RS 6 Avant Performance Models Make 597 HP in Europe

New model variants keep things interesting.<p>Audi is rolling out new Performance variants of the RS 7 Sportback and RS 6 Avant, boosting horsepower over the standard versions. Thanks to an improved engine management system, the wagons can sprint to 62 mph in just 3.7 seconds.<p>The cars reach a new …

2016 BMW M2 First Look Review

A modern-day BMW 2002 Turbo?<p>BMW has just revealed the smallest (and likely the most affordable) entrant in its M performance line of vehicles. The new 2016 BMW M2 coupe leads the current BMW M235i as the top performance model in the 2 Series lineup. The M2, which was developed on the grueling …

Why The 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder Is Just Shy of Special

Porsche's new bantamweight roadster is a great one, but is it the right one?<p><b>OKAY, MAYBE THAT'S A BIT TOO HARSH.</b> The Spyder <i>is</i> special, if nothing else by rite. It's both the most powerful Boxster ever and lightest Porsche convertible on sale, rocking a heritage nameplate to boot. You can either spec …

We Avant It So Bad: 2017 Audi A4 Avant Revealed

Unless you live outside of the U.S., this may be the closest you ever get to seeing the lovely new Audi A4 Avant, which was just revealed at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show. Styling-wise, there are few surprises—all established A4isms apply from the C-pillar forward—but that back end is oh-so-right. …

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Mercedes-AMG Unveils C63 Coupe Edition 1, DTM Racing Car

Street car wears similar livery to the DTM racer.<p>Mercedes-AMG today released two new sporty coupes ahead of the Frankfurt auto show. The Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe Edition 1 is a limited-run package to celebrate the launch of the eponymous road car, while the new Mercedes-AMG DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen …

2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe is Quicker to 60 Than the Sedan

Now that Mercedes has previewed the two-door C300 ahead of Frankfurt, it’s time to bring out the AMG C63 Coupe. This range-topping C-Class coupe packs a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine with 469 hp in standard guise and 503 hp in the S trim.<p>Unsurprisingly, those numbers are identical to the C63 …

2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe unleashed with 503 hp [w/video]

The Mercedes-AMG C63 Sedan is a truly fantastic car. The recently revealed Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe is a seriously pretty two-door. Combine the two, and you get the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe that'll debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month.<p>The AMG C63 Coupe takes everything we love about …

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2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S-model coupe Photo Gallery

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2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe: Benz's Baby Brawler Is Reborn

A tortured soul.<p>The new Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe looks <i>angry</i>. From the voracious air intakes to the frowning hood and from the superwide fenders to the rear diffuser, its looks convey a sense of barely concealed aggression. And we’re not surprised: This is an automobile that will be forced to spend a …

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe looks just as banging as big brother

When Mercedes-Benz redesigned the C-Class, the new sedan was crafted as a sort of baby S-Class, both inside and out. So is it really any surprise that with the 2017 C-Class Coupe, MB has once again looked to its flagship model for inspiration?<p>The new C Coupe is, for all intents and purposes, a …

2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Sedan

An excellent and thoroughly improved sports sedan that runs neck and neck with the old C63 Black.<p>Karl Benz is getting the short end of the stick now that all of the hot-rod Mercs are moving under the Mercedes-AMG umbrella—a transition that began with the new AMG GT—but he might be happy to know …

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2016 Audi TT U.S.-Spec Review - First Drive

Reset<p>I’m too young to have driven the original Audi TT, but I am old enough to recall the hubbub around its launch. I remember my friends gleefully pointing out the first of the new roadsters we saw parked in our Brooklyn neighborhood. My friend Zane was obsessed with them. He used to walk around …

2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Review - First Test

The Riot Act<p>Unless you were involved in the Birkenhead, U.K., police strike of 1919, you’ve never actually been read the Riot Act, at least not in an official capacity. Because the act remained in effect for nearly 260 years and was copied by many British colonies, the colloquialism “read the Riot …

2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Review

Where The Art Of Driving Is Alive And Well<p>"It's about great cars on great roads." The late David E. Davis, Jr., said this of <i>Winding Road</i> when he took the reins as editor-in-chief in 2006. Our mission at that magazine was to not just review cars, but to describe the emotional experience of piloting …

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Debuts New Name and Look for Former GLK

Hugo may be Boss, but today the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC took charge of the fashion baron’s corporate headquarters outside of Stuttgart, Germany.<p>The all-new entry-level SUV rolled onto the runway after the models during an introduction of forced metaphors and strained comparisons between …

Mercedes-AMG C63 scores one for drivers

The Autódromo Internacional do Algarve is no place for dilettantes. The race circuit sprawls over 2.9 miles (4.7km) of southern Portugal, blending acute corners with catch-your-breath plunges over blind crests.<p>Until recently, it would have been the last place on the Iberian Peninsula to spot a …

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2015 Subaru Levorg First Drive

Wishful Thinking: WRX Wagon, Anyone?<p>When Subaru announced that its 2015 WRX would come to the U.S. only as a sedan, fanboys of the previous gen’s hatchback variant let out a collective sigh of grief that could be heard all along the snowbelt from Portland, Oregon, to Portland, Maine. Sure, the new …

Ready to race: Sacha Lakic's CX500 cafe racer

Who’d have thought that the humble Honda CX500 would one day join the CB750 and SR500 as a staple of custom builders? The poor man’s Guzzi—once loved only by despatch riders—has fast become the sweetheart of the cafe racer world.<p>The CX500 works best when builders manage to straighten out its …

Motorcycles

Volkswagen Debuts Sporty GTD Diesel Station Wagon at Geneva Auto Show

It’s by now a well-established cliché that automotive journalists have some peculiar ideas about the perfect vehicle—and it ain’t a Ferrari or a Porsche. It is a car that combines car-like driving dynamics; space to haul the family; and reasonable fuel economy with excellent power. Yep, we’re …

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2017 Jaguar XE First Drive

Redemption Road: The Small Cat's Out of the Doghouse<p>Let’s get the bad news out of the way up front. You, my fellow Americans, will not be able to purchase the 2017 Jaguar XE until sometime in early 2016. People in other markets, however, will have Jaguar‘s newest sexpot much earlier than us Yanks. …

We think the Acura NSX will get a V8

If the Audi R8 is the bogey, this makes sense.<p>About halfway through the NSX's three-year development, the engineers made what they called a dramatic shift: Instead of positioning the V6 engine across the back of the passenger compartment—as was done in the original NSX—they changed the engine …

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2016 Cadillac CTS-V

This thing may just violate the Geneva Conventions.<p>Every car provides inspiration for how we will analyze and review it, be that screaming down Virginia International Raceway’s back straight at triple-digit speeds, assaulting our nasal passages with scents of fine leather and wood, or packing it …

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2015 Volkswagen Golf R Preorders Start Jan. 8

Look at what’s in store for January 8, 2015: A Spanish company is taking over the operation of the public buses in Malta; there’s an elementary-school spelling bee in Bayonne, New Jersey; and the New York Rangers will head west to skate against the L.A. Kings. Oh, it’s also the day the preorder …

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2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe

Permutation number 37b of the F30 BMW 3-series.<p>From the December 2014 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>What’s this? Yet another derivative of the F30 BMW 3-series? Indeed, that benign sedan has now sired a wagon; a long-wheelbase Gran Turismo five-door; and the 4-series trio of coupe, convertible, and this …

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