Why criticising the SUV is a blinkered view

I find it quite amusing that while the world has gone SUV crazy, those that position themselves as hardcore car enthusiasts seem to have universally adopted a negative stance towards the Sports Utility Vehicle. I liken it to the music snob that goes out of their way to express just how terrible the tracks on the… » 8/14/14 2:49am 8/14/14 2:49am

Forget AMG And M: How Fast Are Today's 'Ordinary' Sports Sedans?

The great Teutonic Horsepower Wars of the 2000s propelled the top AMG, M, and RS cars to supercar-levels of performance. But what if you want a little more stealth and a little less drama in your sports sedan? How much performance does something like a 550i get you? I decided to investigate. » 8/08/14 12:29pm 8/08/14 12:29pm

I'm Not Saying Mercedes Is Gonna Buy Aston, But It's Looking Likely

Mercedes-Benz just upped its stake from 4% to 5% in storied British carmaker Aston Martin. That may not sound like a lot, but it's a big burst of cash for Aston. This might not all sound like much, but I think Mercedes is going to buy Aston outright sooner rather than later, and here's why. » 8/07/14 9:42am 8/07/14 9:42am

You Can Get Crazy Supercar Performance For The Price Of A Used Minivan

As some of you may know, I am generally fond of the W220 Mercedes, and this car is a prime example why it's such an insane value for money. 604 HP, 738 ft-lbs of torque, and a realistic 0-60 time in under 4 seconds, bone stock. Ladies and gentlemen, this is why depreciation is a very, very good thing. » 8/03/14 11:08am 8/03/14 11:08am

The Coolest Details of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG is the marque's flagship, the vehicle that every other car aspires to be. Its exterior lines have been given an elegant smoothing-over in the face of the previous generation's explicit flared-fender aggression. But, as we learned with the 2014 Porsche Cayman S, the devil's in the… » 6/20/14 4:33pm 6/20/14 4:33pm