New S-Class takes the lead with self-driving tech

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As I drove the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S550 for this review, a number of nicknames came to mind. Because of its sheer comfort and luxury, I was thinking Chariot of the Gods. The utter blackness of the paint and subtle exterior lines suggested Death Star. While powering along a twisty mountain road, it also seemed the perfect car to pack full of villains and go after James Bond in his Aston Martin in, so Anonymous Baddie Car, maybe. Given its size (over 17 feet), powerful engine, and loads of tech, it is certainly worthy of more than one nickname.

Photo credit: Mercedes Benz USA

Source: CNET

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