Mercedes has a unique pedigree in the car world. Thanks to its history of luxury cars, you know that when you climb into a new Merc that you will be in the most comfortable and elegant of environments. However, at the same time, Mercedes has a sports car heritage that means these luxury cars can pack quite a punch.
Take the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG ($TBA) as an example of this. Aside from a few muscular hints in the body design, the E63 AMG looks like any other luxury sedan from the German brand, but scratch under the surface and you will find a very different animal. A beast in fact, one that packs a Bi-turbo 5.5 litre V8 engine under the hood that pumps out a monstrous 550bhp, while if you opt for the S model you will be galloping away with an extra 27 horses.
This engine of course delivers colossal power and speed, for example 0-60 in 3.5 seconds should make your drives a little brisker. Just remember, you will also be gliding on the road with massage heated seats, opulent air conditioning, and any other mod-con you can think of.