The 2012 Volvo S90 T6 vs. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E300

2012 Mercedes-Benz E300 Sport

In the not-so-distant past, most large luxury cars were powered by hefty eight-cylinder engines. Those throaty, meat-mashing powerplants ate pavement and shat attitude. When a driver pushed the pedal, petrol flowed and torque pulled. The day of the V8 is waning as manufacturers strive to meet emissions and fuel efficiency mandates around the world.

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