Houston Exotic Car Rental
720 HP / 6.5L V12 / 0-60 2.9 Sec
Mercedes Benz S 550
382 HP / 5.5L V8 / 0-60 6.1 Sec / MSRP: $85,750
Between instrumented tests and first drives, we’ve published 12 reviews of the latest-generation Mercedes-Benz S-class in the past two years, spanning the bread-and-butter S550 to the opulent S600 Maybach and over to the sinister S65 AMG coupe.
Mercedes Benz CL 550
382-hp / 5.5-liter V8 / 0-60:4.2 sec / MSRP $103,600
A fuel-saving ECO Start/Stop system automatically shuts off the engine at stoplights and other idle situations. As soon as the driver lifts off the brake, the engine instantly restarts, for immediate acceleration response. The ECO Start/Stop feature can also be shut off by the driver at any time.
403 Hp / 6.2 L V8 / 0-60 7.0 Sec / MSRP: $79,095
The Cadillac Escalade is a full-size SUV that seats seven people with standard second-row captain’s chairs and eight with the optional second-row bench. The extended-length Escalade ESV, the quasi-pickup truck Escalade EXT and gasoline-electric Escalade Hybrid are reviewed separately.