Not long ago premium hybrids were not much more than a marketing exercise. Now with stringent CO2 caps being put in place all over the globe, a good plug-in hybrid is essential to the continuation of a brand.
Both the 2007 Jaguar XJ and the Mercedes-Benz S550 from 2007 were executive-class cruising vehicles. They were also quite enjoyable to drive. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and see what they had to offer.
Folks with the standard sound systems think they sound like something out of a 2006 Honda Civic. People with the optional sound systems think they are God’s gift to ears. What are your thoughts?
Any time a conversation moves to the Sprinter van, my ears perk up. If that conversation moves to a Sprinter van track battle, a lot more than my ears perk up.
If you compare the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507 coupe with the Audi RS 5 solely on the basis of name length, the Mercedes wins by a mile. If you compare both cars in their totality, things become more complicated. You may like the C63 more than the RS 5, but does it beat the […]
Automotive magazines are like casinos. They’re skilled at making sure they win more often than they lose. Motor Trend recently hedged its bets by testing a 2014 Audi RS 5 against a 2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG 507 Edition coupe. Ron Kiino, Jonny Lieberman and Randy Pobst were going to have a great time, no matter […]
For as long as the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and the Land Rover Range Rover have been staples in the high-end luxury SUV segment, you would think they have a lot in common. True, the G63 AMG and the Range Rover Supercharged in this test are both V8-powered, leather-lined rigs that kick ass off road. After that, […]
There is a 120-horsepower chasm between the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG and the 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS that you are about to see in the Fifth Gear track battle below. Which car will be victorious? The Mercedes with its 550-horsepower biturbo V8, or the Porsche with a relatively puny 430 horsepower V8? This may seem like […]
Are six wheels better than four? Is a threesome better than missionary? Some things are obviously better than others, and the comparison test you are about to see is so obvious, it really isn’t a comparison between the four-wheeled Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG and the six-wheeled G63 AMG — it’s more like a double-dose of a […]
A typical comparison test would have pitted the Mercedes-Benz S-Class against direct rivals like the BMW 7 Series and Jaguar XJ. This Auto Express comparison is a bit different. It compares the S-Class only to one direct rival (the Audi A8) and one cross-shop rival (the Land Rover Range Rover). The Audi A8 represents the S-Class’ […]