FYIDC: Fast and the Luxurious

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Three sleek vehicles to fit your high-flying lifestyle

The Classic Connoisseur

Mercedes-Benz 2012 CLS63 AMG

Street cred: MB’s “one man, one engine” philosophy ensuring each engine is handcrafted by one engineer. New AMG V8 biturbo engine, with 550 hp that saves 33 percent of fuel economy from the previous model.

Style points: Four-door coupe with rear fenders styled from the 1950’s pontoon era

MSRP: $76,000-$110,000.

The Enviro Guru

Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

Street cred: A 3.0-liter V6 compressor engine that delivers 330 hp and a compact electric motor with a maximum output of 47 hp at 288 volts. Goes from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds with a top track speed of 167 mph.

Style points: Sleek sporty design with classic Porsche lines doesn’t feel like a typical hybrid.

MSRP: About $95,000

The Sporty Speedster

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Street cred: A 6.2-liter V-8 SC engine and Hydra-Matic 6L90 6-speed automatic transmission delivers 556 hp – Cadillac’s most powerful. Goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds.

Style points: A dramatic profile thanks to a speed-enhancing windshield as well as a nearly horizontal back glass area. A touch-pad makes door handles unnecessary adding to the coupe’s sleek look.

MSRP: $63,465-$71,675

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