2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6

If you can remember from a few weeks ago I took a deep dive into a 1999 Mercedes-Benz G500 that was transformed by a couple of guys in a garage in Western Ukraine into a pretty damn good recreation of a 6×6. I am still trying to figure out how they pulled it off so well because it isn’t like you can go grab a spare 6×6 body from the parts counter at your local Mercedes-Benz dealer and Mercedes isn’t giving out technical sheets for a vehicle they built less than 100 of. Nonetheless, the price was actually pretty fair seeing how much work was put into and of course, how much a real 6×6 will run you. Luck would have it that I found a real 2014 G63 AMG 6×6 up for sale in Arizona with just a few thousand miles on the odometer. The price? Are you sitting down?

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2014 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG

What is made in Alabama, seats seven, has 536 horsepower, weighs 5,800 pounds and does 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds? The Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG, of course! When little Cooper is late for soccer practice and Katilyn late for cheerleading, supermom Debbie can throw them in the GL63 AMG and cruise to an electronically-limited 155 mph to make up time all while hauling a living room set from the Pottery Barn in the rear. This is a monster of a machine that can basically do everything and then some. Does that mean everyone bought them? No. Mercedes said just two percent of GL buyers opted for the GL63 and I’m sure that had a lot to do with the $121,000 price tag. Now that these X166s are a few years old and therefore heavily depreciated, does it make sense to scoop one up? Lets find out.

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2014 BMW X1 xDrive35i M Sport

Do not adjust your screen. This is not a test. Yes, a BMW X1 is appearing on these pages. But, please stick with me because I’ll explain why.

When the X1 arrived, I – probably like you – considered it a bit of an affront to the brand. Following in the footsteps of the mission-drift but popular X5 and X3 models, the X1 made a fair amount of sense from a marketing standpoint. For about the same money as a loaded Subaru Outback, you could get an (arguably) better looking and performing BMW, after all. So the X1 opened BMW up to a whole new market as the least expensive option in their catalog.

I’ll admit, when they arrived I even went and drove one with my wife. We were considering replacing her…yup, Subaru Outback, and since the Outback’s build quality had proven so abysmal it was hard to get on board with throwing $30,000 at one. But for about two grand more, you could get into a basic X1 xDrive28i, and it really was a nicer car in just about every way.

We didn’t go down that route, as it turned out, for better or worse. And four years on, I’m not sure that the first generation X1 aged all that well. It received an update in the 2012 model year which made it slightly more slick-looking, but the proportions are still fairly awkward. So why is it here? Because it was also one of the best BMWs you could buy.

Underneath the rather upright body was the chassis borrowed more or less straight from the E91 Sport Wagon. But the E84 X1 had a few trumps over the 328i. Like the E91, you had two engine choices. “28i” models got the N20 turbo four rated at a pretty amazing 241 horsepower with 258 lb.ft of torque, or you could get what you see here. In the “35i” there was a N55 turbocharged inline-6 with 300 horsepower and 300 lb.ft of torque at the same time that engine choice wasn’t an option for the wagon fans. So if you wanted a fast BMW wagon, here it is:

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Dolomite Brown 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 S AMG Estate

I never tire of rare and unique colors. Combine that with a rare and unique vehicle? Even better. This is a 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 S AMG Estate in the color Dolomite Brown Metallic. Sometimes it looks brown, sometimes it looks purple and even at the right light you might even mistake it for a burnt orange. Either way, I love the color. But I don’t exactly love it on this car. Let me explain why.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG Mansory

You may of heard of the name ‘Mansory’. If not, the short of it is they are a German-based company that modifies European cars with aggressive body work and generous amounts carbon fiber. On the inside, vehicles are hit with even more carbon fiber and usually extravagant upholstery in exotic materials. Their over-the-top design and taste may not suit everyone, but you can’t deny their quality of work is extremely good. Today’s car for sale outside of Boston is an already bonkers Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG and it was taken to another level once Mansory got their hands on it.

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Year: 2014
Model: GL63 AMG Mansory
Engine: 5.5 liter twin-turbo V8
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 10,164 mi
Price: $178,995 Buy It Now

2014 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG Mansory
978-263-9000 alphacars.com

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Nothing that sounds this good could be wrong.

This 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG is a one owner 7 Passenger SUV with only 10,164mi (16,357km). Truly one-of-a-kind, it was custom built by Mansory on a platform of a brand new GL63 AMG. In 2016 it was brought over to the United States by the original owner on a one-year tourist visa. It is now located in our AlphaCars Showroom in Boxborough, MA and has a US title from the State of Massachusetts, where it was registered in 2016. It is offered for sale outside of United States.

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Being such a rare and extraordinary vehicle we are honored to have it listed with us. Right after this Mercedes Benz was purchased brand new, it was shipped to Mansory to have it completely customized.

Mansory is a custom coach builder located in Germany that specializes in creating luxury, styling and performance that consistently exceeds expectations of the most demanding drivers of the most exotic automobiles in the world.

This Mercedes Benz has the most comprehensive and most inclusive level of customization by Mansory. Just some of the features are front fascia with all carbon fiber versions that add both a more aggressive look and added weight savings. Continued along the sides of the Mercedes are custom tailored side skirts, also fabricated out of carbon fiber. Lastly, on the exterior, the rear end is fitted with a carbon fiber rear valance that has room for custom air diffusers and a spot for the custom exhaust system.

With the wide-body kit completely manufactured from carbon fiber the GL 63 is eye-catching one of the most eye-catching SUV’s you will see on the road. One of the best features on this menacing SUV is the front fascia, with its massive air intakes, flared sides, and ultra-bright lights to illuminate the road ahead. An ultra-light hood, with ventilation ducts ensures additional fresh air supply for the engine. Added width on its wings, give the MANSORY SUV its highly individual appearance. Supplemented by its side skirts, an impressive 50 mm is added to the production-series body, conveying an image of pure power even when standing still. The MANSORY rear spoiler with integrated diffuser provides enough space for the sports exhaust system with its four tailpipes. It flows seamlessly into the overall package of the vehicle. The roof spoiler provides additional surface contact pressure and improves the stability of the vehicle at high speed. Further visible carbon parts such as the mirror housings are optionally available in gloss or matt finish. Perfect surface quality and precision-fit processing characterize the lift-reducing MANSORY bodywork design.

A highlight of the interior is the use of a combination of crocodile and cowhide leather. Red and white elements of the natural leather with the striking crocodilian texture dress the interior.

Like all vehicles AlphaCars offer this has all service items and maintenance items up to date. Cosmetically and mechanically this vehicle is close to perfect with a few very minor blemishes. This is a fully loaded GL63 AMG, therefore items such as navigation, high intensity headlights, and a world renowned sound system come as standard.

This is your chance to own a world class exotic vehicle and save close to $200K compared with the replacement cost for the new Mercedes Benz GL63 AMG with Mansory Customization. Worldwide shipping is available directly through AlphaCars.

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Lets get this out of the way first. According to the seller, this car was brought over to the United States by someone on a tourist visa. The crazy thing is, this isn’t the only car they brought with them. The story checks out because this GL63 was made for the German market. So even though this vehicle is for sale in Massachusetts, it can’t be registered in the United States. I’m just trying to wrap my head around feeling the need to bring two vehicles worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to the U.S. for only a year, as if America didn’t offer up plenty of extremely expensive cars already.

As for this specific car, it’s wild, that’s for sure. Mansory has never been one to be conservative like some of the other German tuners and this monster of a SUV surely is unique. The interior leather is so brash that I feel like they went crazy with the stitching just because they wanted to see a bunch of red stitching. Even the door cards are stitched in unique pattern. The standard black carbon fiber wasn’t enough so it was all swapped out for red weave to match the leather stitching. There is just so much going on with the X166, I can’t look at it in any kind of logical way.

Now the price of this GL63 is nearly $179,000. That is literally $100,000 more than the standard used 2014 GL63 AMG on the market currently. Is it worth it? Of course not. I don’t know exactly how much this Mansory jobs cost, but usually they are six-figure jobs. But I guess if you are the kind of person is uses Mansory as a way to differentiate your vehicles, words like “How much does it cost?” don’t get used all that often. My guess is that this thing will be packing its bags for Dubai.

– Andrew

2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe

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For my first BMW post, I wanted to go with something a little more unique than a run-of-the-mill M3 or M5. I can’t imagine that many people are aware that BMW offers their M6 Gran Coupe with an option for a manual transmission. This makes it one of very few high-end, performance oriented luxury sedans still available with a third pedal. There is no such option available on the Porsche Panamera or the Audi RS7, and certainly not on the Mercedes CLS63 AMG. So I decided to go with a very striking Sakhir Orange Metallic M6 Gran Coupe with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Searching through various BMW forums, I couldn’t find anything on a manual M6 Gran Coupe. However, I did come across a thread on m5post where a consumer was recently contemplating whether to order their new M5 with a DCT or a manual (6MT), and asking for guidance on what to order. Surprisingly for a car enthusiast forum, the vast majority of votes went for DCT. Commenters said that the F10 M5 was not designed for a manual, and that the DCT was much better suited to the car. In the end, the original poster decided to go with the DCT. Bummer, but I guess that makes the manual that much rarer. Anyhow, given the unpopularity of the 6MT on the current M5, I can only imagine that it’s even less common on the M6 Gran Coupe.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Sport

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To be honest, I heaved a sigh of relief the day I sold my 2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport. I felt as if the compact executive sedan was becoming too ubiquitous for the upwardly mobile in my area, especially those wearing an Audi, BMW or Mercedes badge. To this day, I’m happy with the choice I made to buy a used 2006 MINI Cooper S, as it still puts a smile on my face every time I drive it. A few months back, while on a business trip to South Africa, my father called and informed me he traded in his W202 C280 for a 2014 C300 4Matic in Dolomite Brown Metallic, like the car we see here for sale in Texas. I didn’t give much thought to the W204 C-class when it replaced the W203 C-class shortly after I bought my C230 Sport. Given that the W205 C-class has a turbo four-cylinder engine, lack of start-stop override and a navigation screen that looks like an iPad slapped on the dash, it has me eyeing these late model W204 C300s with their 3.5 liter V6 a bit more closely.

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2014 Porsche 911 GT3 – Paint-to-Sample Mexico Blue

Every iteration of Porsche’s 911 GT3 seems to push the boundaries on what we think is possible from a performance perspective from a road car. The GT3 RS then extends those boundaries even further, but usually with the sacrifice of some of the day-to-day usability. With each new model Porsche manages to produce more power from a seemingly confined package while increasing road-holding and other performance benchmarks, but with little apparent sacrifice. Even as a variety of jurisdictions develop increasingly more stringent emissions standards that make it seem impossible for cars such as these to continue to exist, let alone improve, the GT3 manages to do just that. And the example we see takes all of that exceptional Porsche engineering and wraps it in one of the best colors in the 911’s long history. Here we have a paint-to-sample Mexico Blue 2014 Porsche 911 GT3, located in Arizona, with 3,200 miles on it.

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Nogoff 2: 2014 Audi S4 v. 2015 Audi S4

A good friend of mine rolled up for a visit yesterday in her B8 Audi S4. So much attention has been focused on the launch of the turbocharged M3/M4 that it’s easy to forget that the S4 is still a very good choice in the sport sedan market. If you believe that all Audis drive the same with terminal understeer, you haven’t been behind the wheel of the most recent generations from the four rings, whose clever computers, suspension and differentials have left them turning as well as they go. And they look as good as they go too, with signature top-tier interiors and lovely details. Audi recently offered a brief run of classic Nogaro Blue Pearl Effect on the S4 too, with a special edition that bathed the S4 in the purpley-blue. Today I have two such colored examples to look at – which is the one you’d nog off to?

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2014 Audi S8

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Affordable means different things to different people. Case in point, a college friend of mine who has done well for himself is cross-shopping 2014 supersedans as they have all experienced serious depreciation. Now, 45% off may sound like a sale in the Walmart meat department, but when the starting cost was an eighth of a million dollars, it’s still much more than I’ll ever likely pay for an automobile. But, for this 6’7″ former collegiate volleyball and hockey player, the $70k-80k range for what is still pretty much the state of the art in ass-hauling luxury sedans makes the two-year old S8, E63 S, and M5 affordable.

The S8 is obviously a class above the AMG and Bimmer, but he likes the S8’s looks and 90hp advantage over the S6. After considering these three cars and looking up some grey/black on grey/black examples, I was surprised by which I settled on. The AMG S is certainly the powerhouse here, with the M5 hot on its heels, but when I think about a 6’7″ dude cruising in Southern California, neither of them seem like the right choice. Whether its the longer wheelbase or the dismissal of any pretense of trackability, the S8 brings insane power, huge luxury, and massive comfort backed by the legendary Quattro capability. Now I want one. This 2014 S8 hasn’t even broken 15k miles but is over $40k cheaper than it was 2 years ago. Ouch for the old owner, great news for the buyer who gets nightvision, adaptive cruise control, a solar sunroof, and all kinds of other things that make this thing sound like a futuristic spaceship. With 513hp, it’s not that far off.

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