Bank-busting supercars aside, Mercedes-Benz’s sleek CL550 4MATIC is the sportiest all-wheel drive coupe out there, a powerful package of speed, style and safety.

At $113,00-plus you still get plenty of supercar touches however, though of a subtle variety, starting with a rakish pillarless profile and a brawny 4.6-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine.

Style to spare including an ultra-luxe wood and leather interior is complemented by Mercedes’ matchless safety systems, going far beyond their patented 4MATIC all-wheel drive tech, 100 years in the making.

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The marque‘s unrivaled COMAND infotainment system is available with touches like optional split-view technology allowing the driver and passenger to access different content, or even a remote control.

The state-of-the-art assistance and protection systems in the CL550 make the car a showcase of the latest automotive technology.

A unique combination of driver-assistance systems turn it into an “intelligent partner which is able to “see”, “feel”, respond instinctively to danger and even act on its own initiative in order to avoid accidents or reduce their severity.

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Pair that with performance courtesy of the 429 hp powerplant pushing it from 0 – 60 mph in only 4.8 seconds and it’s hard to imagine ever wanting to drive anything else.

Press the right buttons and the damn thing will even give you a massage.

Speed, style and safety – or as Daimler AG’s chairman Dr. Dieter Zetsche puts it, “fascination, perfection and responsibility.”

Sometimes you do want all your eggs in one damned good-looking basket after all.

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