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 |  Jan 29 2014, 11:32 AM

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An open-air version of the new 2 Series introduced earlier this month during the Detroit Auto Show will be sold in the U.S. and will reach production late this year.

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 |  Jan 15 2014, 9:54 AM

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Detroit was ground zero for the reveal of Mercedes-Benz’s all-new 2015 C-Class sport sedan. This car promises to elevate the nameplate to new heights.

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 |  Jan 12 2014, 8:49 PM

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Great news for all you Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts out there, the company just revealed its brand-new 2015 C-Class in Detroit on the eve of the North American International Auto Show.

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 |  Nov 05 2013, 12:00 PM

S now stands for six, as in twin-turbo V6


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In case you didn’t know, the Panamera is heavily revised for 2014. Porsche claims that this is now the second generation of the Panamera model lineup and it includes a host of changes inside and out. 

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 |  Jul 17 2013, 3:00 AM

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC

Its lighter, more powerful and ridiculously luxurious. Mercedes officially unveiled its 2014 S63 AMG 4Matic today ahead of its in-person debut during the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

There won’t be any mistaking the 2014 S63 AMG when it reaches showrooms, even with its handsome new sheet metal. And while the brand’s biggest and newest performance sedan wears the same handsome styling as its relatively mundane siblings, the engineers behind Mercedes’ AMG arm have been hard at work proving the considerable prowess they hold in building athletic luxury products.

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC

After all, the most recent products from their training camp have been the A45 and CLA45 AMG models. Time for something a little more grown up, no?

“Following the successful launch of the A45 AMG and the CLA45 AMG, the new S63 AMG 4MATIC highlights our expertise in the automotive high-end segment,” AMG CEO Ola Kallenius said.

Starting skin deep, a series of changes improve the car over its predecessor. Body panels are crafted from aluminum, the brakes are lighter and buyers can choose optional carbon ceramic units. Carbon fiber is molded to cradle the spare tire and even the front end is made of aluminum. Mercedes even saves weight by using a lithium ion battery and in total cuts 220 lbs from the car. There’s more.

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC

A newly massaged version of the brand’s 5.5-liter biturbo V8 rests under the hood and makes 577 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. That power is sent through AMG’s multi-clutch seven-speed transmission to the brand’s 4Matic all-wheel drive system for the first time in an S63. Collectively, that launches the car from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds with 33 percent of the engine’s torque sent to the front and 67 percent to the rear. Top speed is electronically limited to 186 mph.

Mercedes says the car is also more efficient than last year’s model, although official fuel consumption figures haven’t been released.

An updated air suspension that can adapt more readily also promises a more comfortable ride while maintaining performance. Mercedes gave the new S63 AMG higher camber, a larger anti-roll bar and a stiffer subframe carrier on the rear axle, all of which are unique to the car.

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC

As an AMG model, the cabin gets specific changes as well. Those include a sport steering wheel and seats. Those buckets have been newly designed and Mercedes says they will offer improved support over the previous car. Finally, the cabin gets other touches like an embossed AMG logo on the leather arm rest above the center console.

Mercedes will unveil the car in person early this September during the Frankfurt Motor Show. The company didn’t announce pricing yet, but the outgoing S63 AMG starts at $140,000. Expect that number to climb considerably with the added all-wheel drive and improved materials.

GALLERY: 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4Matic Mega Gallery

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 |  Apr 25 2013, 3:32 PM

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Lexus began production of its third-generation IS sport sedan today at its Tahara, Japan, plant.

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 |  Apr 16 2013, 1:38 PM

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Testing is underway after earlier spy photos of the new Subaru WRX emerged this morning showing the car driving to the Nurburgring.

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 |  Feb 15 2013, 11:32 AM

The Chevrolet SS is getting teased more than a dork at recess between GM’s minimal effort here and Holden unveiling versions of its new Commodore.

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 |  Jan 17 2013, 1:51 PM

Debuting its new naming structure, Infiniti just unveiled its Q50 sport sedan during the 2013 Detroit Auto Show this week. 

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 |  Jan 14 2013, 8:45 AM

Dropping the cloth from what’s the first to fall under the brand’s new naming structure, the 2014 Infiniti Q50 kicked off the 2013 Detroit Auto Show with a little help from Cirque Du Soleil.

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 |  Jan 12 2013, 6:33 PM

An image of Infiniti’s new Q50 sport sedan just leaked through a Canadian retail site, spilling the beans on the first car to bear the brand’s new naming structure.

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 |  Jan 09 2013, 11:50 AM

Images of the 2014 Lexus IS F-Sport sedan leaked today through Chinese forum PC Auto ahead of the automaker’s planned release.

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 |  Dec 04 2012, 1:24 PM

Lexus just offered up some early test drives of the Lexus IS in prototype form, and now the brand has confirmed that the car will debut during the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.

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 |  Nov 23 2012, 10:02 AM

Despite previous rumors, it sounds like the a range-topping Audi RS3 will be on hold longer than originally expected.

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 |  Nov 20 2012, 3:31 PM

Support for the Cadillac ATS is building quickly among the automotive press, most recently resulting in it claiming the Motor Press Guild Vehicle of the Year Award. 

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 |  Oct 10 2012, 12:02 PM

A 6.3-liter V8 hand built by AMG nestled in Mercedes’ E-Class body – it’s an exciting ride with more to come as these spy photos show.

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 |  Sep 25 2012, 12:32 PM

The Cadillac ATS is the American brand’s answer to the BMW 3 Series and it has now received an official EPA fuel rating of 21 mpg city and 31 mpg highway when equipped with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine.

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 |  May 07 2012, 10:36 AM

Cadillac has just revealed the pricing for its 2013 Cadillac ATS sport sedan that is poised to take on the highly competitive segment. Available in three powertrains, and tested at various racetracks around the world, the ATS is looking to make a big splash in the sport sedan market.

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