2015 Porsche Panamera Exclusive Series is a seriously quick way to spend $260k

December 11, 2014 - Filed under: LA Auto Show, Sedan, Performance, Porsche, Luxury, Design/Style Porsche is usually associated with being a sports car brand, but with vehicles like the Cayenne and Panamera it takes a step into the world of luxury against firmly established ...

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Porsche Cayman GT4 speeds back into view

December 11, 2014 - Filed under: Spy Photos, Coupe, Performance, Porsche We're all familiar with the succession of numbers that follow the letters GT on a hard-core Porsche 911: the GT1 that was Stuttgart's Le Mans contender in the late 90s, the GT2 that packs turbochargers...

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Car companies may need to start curbing model proliferation

December 10, 2014 - Filed under: Performance, Audi, BMW, Porsche, Volkswagen, Luxury, Design/Style, Earnings/Financials Looking at the current automotive landscape, especially from German makers, you quickly get the impression that less definitely isn't more. BMW alone offe...

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2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 is a silver arrow aimed at Bentley [w/video]

December 9, 2014 - Filed under: LA Auto Show, Sedan, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury The Mercedes-Maybach S600 is a car made for a town like Los Angeles, which so thoroughly enjoys excess. We're not only discussing the new car's wildly opulent interior, which is arguably the nicest ...

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2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG S 4Matic stands out in the LA crowd

December 9, 2014 - Filed under: LA Auto Show, Coupe, Sedan, Performance, Mercedes-Benz Way back in June, Mercedes-Benz issued a light refresh of its svelte CLS-Class, adding one very notable new feature - MultiBeam LED headlamps. This new technology allows a camera to cons...

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Are you the Porsche Pajun?

December 9, 2014 - Filed under: Performance, Videos, Hatchback, Porsche, Design/Style The prospect of Porsche building a smaller version of the Panamera has been an on-again, off-again proposition as the German automaker seems to go back and forth on the project. Last we h...

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Mercedes channels the Hulk with off-road G63

December 8, 2014 - Filed under: Spy Photos, Performance, SUV, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury, Off-Road Automobiles don't come much harder-core than the Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen, but AMG has proven up to the challenge time and time again. From the base G-Wagen, the boys in Af...

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Mercedes-Maybach S600 is not the luxury limo we expected [w/video]

December 5, 2014 - Filed under: LA Auto Show, Sedan, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury We should preface the above headline with this: we fully expected Mercedes-Benz to introduce a more luxurious S-Class sedan, complete with a longer wheelbase. We've seen plenty of spy photos of the ...

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2016 Mercedes-AMG GT [w/video]

December 3, 2014 - Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Mercedes-Benz, First Drives, Luxury At a Halloween party a couple of weeks ago, a rather inebriated new acquaintance of mine pulled a beautiful round flask out of his extravagant wolverine costume (the animal, not the X-M...

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Texas Armoring chief literally stands behind his product

December 3, 2014 - Filed under: Etc., Safety, Technology, Videos, Mercedes-Benz, Autoblog Black There are ways to test armor plating. You test the components under laboratory conditions, install them on a vehicle, test them some more, maybe put in some dummies to make sure...

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