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Two-and-a-half tons of Teutonic luxury in a desert junkyard.

Sold new for the equivalent of $134,000, this refrigerator-white 1998 S500 sedan gave its owners twenty years of luxury under the Arizona sun. Now it has reached the end of the road.

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Amping up the lavishness with the Exclusive Edition

Amping up the lavishness on the luxury two-door models

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The biggest, most decadent new German coupe money could buy in 1989.

Not many miles, but when something goes wrong on multiple-owner cars, it usually means a trip to the junkyard.

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A strong contender for our favorite modern Mercedes-Benz.

The 12-cylinder S65 Cabriolet is a stately boulevardier, a cavalier cruiser, meant to dominate via the sheer prodigiousness of output.

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The coupe will be revealed there, too

Fancy taillights for a fancy car.

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The S-Class, or Sonderklasse (aka, "special class") is the top dog of the Mercedes-Benz sedan lineup.

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A luxury sedan can't get by on mere posh and power anymore. Intelligent technology has joined the equation.

Posher, burlier, and also more intelligent.

Shanghai

A new S-Class and a compact concept will be there.

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The engines are more powerful and fuel-efficient than the current V6 units.

Yes, one's a diesel and it probably won't come to the US.

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Spy shots show Mercedes' flagship looking more dapper than ever.

The luxury sedan is set to get a facelift because, you know, it needs more LED lights.

Projected minimum range is 250 miles.

Outgoing R&D head Thomas Weber hints at four new Mercedes-Benz EVs that should arrive by 2020, just after Germany announces some nice electric incentives.

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The British site CarWow commissioned these incredible renders of many of our favorite cars, SUVs, and even a Rolls-Royce as WRC competitors.

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The idea of producing large, luxury-vehicle hybrids is turning into a "what were they thinking?" exercise in futility, USA Today reports. General Motors is discontinuing hybrid versions of the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon SUVs, while Mercedes-Benz and Toyota's Lexus division are doing the same with their S-Class hybrid and LS hybrid sedans, respectively. The culprit? Big price increases for fuel economy improvements that border on the unimpressive.

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With Mercedes-Benz bringing out coupe and plug-in hybrid versions of its S-Class sedan, the German automaker just may follow through with a battery-electric variant as well. That's what the company's Uwe Ernstberger told the folks at Top Gear during the Geneva Motor Show. And while he noted the company still needs to work in a larger-than-usual battery pack and was less than specific with details, he did envision an all-electric S-Class "in the future." Of course, rumors started bubbling about a

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Every year, an array of European car magazines get together to name their Car of the Year. The jury is made up of editors from Italy's Auto magazine, UK's Autocar, Spain's Autopista, Holland's Autovisie, France's L'Automobile, Germany's Stern and Sweden's Vi Bilägare. Together they identify 30 candidates for the award, then whittle it down to seven nominees before announcing the winner at the Geneva Motor Show.

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If you drop $100,000 on a luxury sedan, it seems only reasonable to receive some preferential treatment at the dealership you purchased from. After all, that price isn't just for the car – you're paying for the brand and all the cachet that entails. For Mercedes-Benz, those benefits have apparently been lacking relative to the German brand's luxury competitors.

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Judging by how long we waited to get a clear shot of the Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid, you'd have thought hybrid cars were only driven by Terminators and that the technology arrived only 48 hours ago through a wormhole in the Mercedes stand. The newest member of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class hybrid band - joining the S400 Hybrid and S350 BlueTEC Hybrid, it hits notes like a 5.5-second sprint from standstill to 62 miles per hour, up to 19 miles of ion-powered running and uses three liters of gas

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The followup to the Mercedes-Benz S550, the S63 AMG, will sport a biturbocharged V8 that will likely turn out around 550 horsepower. The new engine is probably the 5.5-liter, biturbocharged V-8 that's been popping up in everything from the ML63 to the E63 AMG. The front fascia is more aggressive, which shouldn't come as a surprise, while a meaty exhaust setup can be found out back.