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 |  Apr 19 2012, 10:18 AM


If you are the sort of person who subscribes to the mantra, “more is better,” then you will certainly be interested in this car that we found on sale. 

Dead on from the front or the back, it looks like just any other new Mercedes-Benz E-class, but take a look at its profile shot and you will no doubt rub your eyes and have a double-take.

It’s an E-class alright, but it doesn’t have two-doors, or even four. No, this one has six-doors and that is what will give you a leg up on all your friends who have E-class Merc’s.

This steel blue limo, which is a 2011 model and has covered just 3105-miles,  is based on the E350 model, and retains the factory spec 3.5-liter, V6 engine and its seven-speed automatic gearbox. According to the advert, it can do 149-mph flat-out, so this might just be among the fastest limousines on the planet.

And where will you find this rather special E-class? Dubai of course.

GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz Six Door E-Class

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[Source: Alain Class]

 |  Nov 24 2010, 12:40 PM

Patrolling the southern U.S. border with Mexico is a dangerous job. Not only do agents have to content with (sometimes dangerous) people trying to cross it illegally, but also all manner of wildlife, as well as vast expanses of  remote and rugged terrain.

To patrol successfully requires a suitable vehicle and in the past, rugged 4×4 pickups and proper sport utilities have been the mounts of choice. Today, perhaps the most suitable vehicle of all is Ford‘s F-150 SVT Raptor, but until now, there’s been one small problem – leather seats.

Given the searing daytime temperatures in parts of Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, cow-hide seating surfaces aren’t exactly practical – especially for long shift work out in the desert. As a result, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was able to pull some strings and special order a fleet of Raptors for the Customs and Border Protection division down in Arizona, without leather seats. It sure is nice to have friends in high places.

[Source: Autoblog]