Mercedes has always had the 'badass' factor. From the Gullwing all aluminum 50's 300SL's which are pretty much a street legal race cars with a tailor made interior (literally) to the 6.3 liters back in the 70s AMG 4 door cars to the E63 wagons today with carbon breaks.
The new 5.5 BiTurbo's (E63, S63,CL63 etc.) can make 800 wheel torque with a tune on E85 and they have 7 speed wet clutch automatics. Would love to own