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Octane
The Asian Phaeton?

Behind The Wheel: 2015 Kia K900

Kia has far surpassed expectations in a relatively short time frame, shifting from a producer of poorly designed, poorly built econo-boxes to well-made, adventurously styled cars that square off with practical Asian stalwarts like Honda and Toyota. Recently they set their sights on the European luxury market with their 2015 Kia K900 ($59,500 base). We grabbed some seat time in a powerful, VIP-trimmed $65,000 Kia to decide for ourselves if it was worth the price tag -- and to decide if the Germans should feel threatened by this Asian invasion.

Octane
To drive or ride? That is the question.

Behind The Wheel: 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

If anyone "missed" purchasing a Maybach, then it's time to rejoice in the heralding of a German luxury sedan that makes no bones about its levels of refinement, complexity and utter technological wizardry -- the all-new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. We got to drive (as well as experience) the limousine-level sedan recently in Toronto.

2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe

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The completely new 2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe has hit dealership floors this month. It's primary existence being the ability to show the Europeans that the Japanese can put together a driver's car and not break the bank.

2008 Mercedes C63 AMG

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Shoving large engines into small cars isn't just for hot rodders and high school kids in shop class. It's also for trained German engineers, especially the ones at AMG, a performance division of Mercedes Benz. Enter the C63

2008 Jaguar XJR

2008 Jaguar XJR

Jaguars are quintessential luxury. In the case of the XJR, an Eaton supercharged 400 horsepower, pure aluminum bodyshell, luxury. The XJR comes standard with 19" Sabre wheels (or 20" Sepang), radar based adaptive cruise control,