We’re living in great times for car enthusiasts. The artillery in the American horsepower wars is staggeringly powerful, Chrysler and Chevrolet are making V8-powered rear-wheel-drive sedans, and AMG is still twin-turbocharging V12s.
You remember that bulletproof Mercedes-Benz S600 Matt Farah was brave enough to sit in while it was put to the ultimate test? Well, apparently that wasn’t ultimate enough. While I can call the video after the jump a follow-up, I can’t really say it’s a test. It’s more of a murder. Farah, Rob Ferretti and some other gun-toting fellows absolutely UNLOAD on the big-bodied business barge.
Going out on a low note isn’t such a bad thing. Especially when that note is as low and sonorous as that played by the hand-built V8 of the Mercedes-Benz AMG 6.3 vehicles. Yes, 2014 is the end of an era. The 6.2-liter M156 and M159 units will soon go the way of the dodo, but don’t worry; twin-turbo 5.5L engines have started taking their spots, and the similarly blown 4.0L mill for the next-generation C63 should prove to be a worthy successor. Perhaps in the future those eight-bangers will make a list as revered as the one after the jump.
Here’s a fun thing you might not’ve known about the S-Class: The taillights are adaptive. Like the screen on an iPhone, the taillights on a Mercedes will dim or brighten to suit the environment. Their brightness in the daytime, for instance, is higher than it is at night. Personally, I’m grateful for that. Since LED […]
Now that the various S-Class production models have been unveiled, in this Wallpaper Wednesday, let’s take a look back at the handsome design that inspired a Mercedes-Benz model line that will soon be accessorizing Rodeo Drive curbsides.
There are certain things to which we all look forward: that unnecessarily slow walk to the front door after a great first date, the next episode of Top Gear, pay day … and AMG converting a standard Mercedes-Benz into a velvet-wrapped sledgehammer.
Nothing says luxury like an S-Class Mercedes, and nothing says opulence like gold. Carlsson has bound those two things into an extraordinary display of wealth with their Versaille Edition CS50. Not only will you riding in style, but onlookers will likely need to restrain themselves from tearing the paint off your car. If you want […]
The world has been waiting for the 2015 S-Class Coupe for quite a while. And now that it’s finally here, it’s hard to pay attention to it…as a whole. Mercedes-Benz can blame its own active curve tilting function. “The vehicle leans into bends much like a motorcyclist, thereby reducing the lateral acceleration acting on the […]
You know those videos with mind-blowing action and the fine print at the bottom that states something to the effect of “All stunts performed in a controlled environment”? Yeah… This is not one of those videos. Matt Farah and superspeedersRob drove out to a remote location in a $150,000 bulletproof S600 to see if it […]
There exists in the automotive world a strange and elite demographic. They have a ton of money, and despite preferring to spend much of their time in the back seat, still want insane amounts of horsepower. Also, they find VW-owned Bentleys and Rolls-Royces to be too garish for their sophisticated tastes. But since Mercedes-Benz retired their […]