Archive for the F SPORT Tag

Mercedes-AMG E63 S: ridiculously powered, appointed and priced

Nobody needs a big $145,000 Mercedes-AMG E63 sedan that gets to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds, but the performance division sold 1,378 vehicles in September and 20,738 year-to-date, which isn’t a bad payday. And that is why most top-tier carmakers give such attention to ridiculously powered, appointed and priced cars. “Customers know AMG is something exclusive,” said Bart Herring, sales chief at Mercedes-Benz USA. “And we have more opportunity to bring them into our brand with...

2014 Lexus IS sedan pricing and pics

2014 Lexus IS sedan on sale summer The all-new 2014 IS sedan will arrive at dealerships this summer with two V-6 engine choices in rear or all-wheel drive. Starting prices for the 204-horsepower IS 250 range from $36,845 for the rear-wheel drive model to $39,380 for AWD. The 306-hp IS 350 ranges from $40,360 to $42,595; pricing includes the $895 freight charge. More than $1,400 in previously optional equipment has been made standard for the...

About Mark Maynard

Mark Maynard has been the automotive editor at the San Diego Union-Tribune since 1992.

He drives nearly 200 vehicles a year for review, has attended several high-performance driving schools and a few off-road driving courses.

He attends many new-vehicle press introductions and schmoozes with auto-industry execs.

Mark Maynard