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The Best, Or At Least Not The Worst, Or Nothing

The great all-arounder. A concept as familiar to sports fans as it is dear to gearheads, the expression sums up a person or thing that excels by way of diffuse – rather than concentrated – excellence. This is an especially formidable concept in the picky midsize sedan segment of the luxury car world, we'd argue, where brand loyalty and the force of history often power purchases as much as a car's feature set. Do nothing wrong and win, assuming your brand is strong and your model's re

A Dose Of Diesel With Mixed Results

In Europe, there are a number of strange powertrain combinations for each vehicle. A BMW 3 Series, which has a grand total of four engines in the US market (five if you count the ActiveHybrid), can be fitted with everything from the 3.0-liter, turbocharged six-cylinder we get here to a microscopic, fuel-sipping, diesel-powered four-cylinder in Europe. And don't for a minute think this is unique to BMW.

In With The (Slightly) Old And The (Sort Of) New

Maybe you saw our recent blog snippet on a bunch of US journos getting pulled over in the middle of nowhere in Catalunya, Spain, for driving a bunch of new 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG models. By all accounts, they weren't speeding – which makes me softly guffaw. I was there in that group, yet I had taken the more direct route into the mountains from Barcelona so that I could... well, so that I could go faster. No one hassled me and I had the Autovia all to myself. And it was the goodniks &n

Three-Pointed Star's Cash Cow Gets Significant Updo

Leaping Past Others In The Premium Hybrid Chase

Turbo Lungs Yield An Improved Executive Express

New Engines Add Spark To Brand Staple

2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan - Click above for high-res image gallery

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe – Click above for high-res image gallery

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class – Click above for high-res image gallery

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