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2015 BMW M3 and M4 Prototypes

Six turbocharged cylinders, electric power steering, and a diet.<p>“Someone has hit a cone,” says BMW DTM driver Augusto Farfus, not to state the obvious but to make it known that he intends to be the second person to run over that same cone. <i>Thunk.</i> “We’ll just move it back into place.” No need to …

Prototypes

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG

Go for less.<p>“Less is more,” AMG chief Tobias Moers says with a straight face. He is referring to the new S63 AMG, which is definitely more. Way more. A group of journos has just ripped wormholes in space out of Salzburg, over autobahns and twisty mountain roads, into Kitzbühel, Austria. The engines …

Volkswagen Will Bring the Phaeton Back to America

The next generation of the Volkswagen Phaeton will, in fact, be offered in the U.S., but don’t expect it to be unveiled any time soon. There is no substance to rumors that it will be unveiled at the 2014 Detroit auto show, company sources have told <i>Car and Driver</i>. Look instead for a debut late in …

Detroit Auto Show

Outlining the Next Year of S-class Debuts

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC should be joined by the S65 AMG come November.<p>Based on what our sources in Stuttgart are telling us, Mercedes-Benz wants its new S-class to be all things to all (relatively affluent) people. We’ve already driven the new S550 and the latest S63 has been revealed …

Mercedes-Benz

2015 Mercedes S-class Pullman to cost $200–$250K

Mercedes will place a new S-class atop its range to replace Maybach, much like this Mercedes Maybach concept from 1997.

Maybach