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BMW Vision Future Luxury

Behold, the future 9-series.<p>When marketers use “luxury” to describe convenience or most technology, they dilute its definition. To us, and to everyone ushered by black car each night in Manhattan, OnStar operators and blind-spot sensors are not worldly indulgences. So it’s welcome to see BMW …

Carbon Fiber

2015 Mercedes-Benz S600 to Get Slight Power Bump, Debut in Detroit

The powerful and opulent 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG was revealed late last year. Now, Mercedes will debut the lesser — yet still immensely lavish — V-12-powered sibling to that poster car of excess at the Detroit auto show this week. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S600 ups its exclusivity factor with a …

Detroit Auto Show

2015 Mercedes-Benz S600: A Displacement-Matching Badge

Increasing displacement to an even six liters results in more power and . . . improved efficiency?<p>The traditional patriarch of Mercedes-Benz’s S-class family finally has arrived. A few eyebrows were raised when Benz unveiled the V-12–powered S65 AMG at the L.A. auto show in November, all the while …

Detroit Auto Show

Maybach to Return as a Mercedes-Benz S-class, Not a Brand

Like this, but longer. And luxurious-er.<p>Maybach is back! Sort of. Our sources in Stuttgart have confirmed that the badge most recently applied to Daimler’s astronomically expensive luxury sedans will next appear on a stretched version of the latest Mercedes-Benz S-class to be called the Mercedes …


Pretty and Fast: 2014 Mercedes CLS63 AMG S on Ignition (W/Video)

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG S may be packed with luxurious wood and leather, but it’s also an impressive performer on the track. On this episode of Ignition, host Carlos Lago gets behind the wheel of the CLS63 AMG S to find out if it’s worth the price premium over the E63 AMG S.<p>Lago starts off …

Automotive Design

For Europe, the Mulsanne fit for a Bentley Boy

When a motor company’s history is as colourful as Bentley’s, basking in past glories now and then is entirely acceptable. Enter the Birkin Mulsanne, a limited edition of the British luxury carmaker’s flagship sedan inspired by one of the racing world’s – and Bentley’s – most winning …

Automotive Design