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First Drive: Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTEC Diesel worth the 15 year wait?

October 26th, 2011 | by Zane Merva

Mercedes is serious about offering S-Class buyers a lot of choice when it comes to the engine that will power their Benz. Today, buyers can choose from six unique and compelling powerplants that deliver big on everything from raw power to fuel economy. Want a 621-horsepower V-12 four door sedan? You've got it in the S65 AMG. Maybe you fancy all the luxury but really wanted a hybrid. No need to worry, because MB also offers the S400.The most popular model, the S550, offers some middle ground. A 4.6L Twin-Turbo V8 producing 429-horsepower. If those options are not right for you, then a 510-horsepower S600 and 536-horsepower S63 AMG will most likely be right up your alley. Even with an all you can eat powertrain buffet, one type of engine has been noticeably absent in S-Class. A diesel

Road Test: 2009 BMW 335d

June 5th, 2009 | by John Pardoe

BMW has turned their 3.0-liter in-line six cylinder in to a diesel-breathing torque monster that still sips the fuel and make you feel greener at the pump. It churned out a pavement pounding 425 lb-ft of torque. To put that in perspective, that’s more torque than the V-10 powered BMW M5, and one more lb-ft than a new Corvette.

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