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BY: Bix

Mercedes-Benz Reveals Final SLS AMG, Along With Its Futuristic Not-Replacement

Sci-fi and sadness.

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After years of bringing smile after smile to drivers, passengers and passers-by alike, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG will say goodbye. Goodnight gullwings, goodnight naturally-aspirated V8, goodnight awkward headlight treatment that never quite jelled with us but we came to accept anyway.

November 21, 2013 at 08:38 PM
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BY: Bix

AMG Will Make Another Gullwing Mercedes-Benz Sports Car

Just not for a while.

Difficult as it is to come to grips with, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is not going to be around much longer. The gorgeous gullwing (and rakish roadster) will leave showrooms sometime in either late 2014 or early 2015.
October 02, 2013 at 02:30 PM
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BY: Bix

New Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Is Likely The AMG 5.5L TT V8's Last Car

Prepare to say goodbye to the M157.

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Like the naturally aspirated 6.2 liter M156 V8 that came before it, the AMG M157 twin turbo motor—the V8 that powers everything from the E63 AMG to the SL63 AMG to the GL63 AMG—is destined to be replaced by a newer, more efficient power plant. But much in the way the M156 lives on in the C63 AMG and (in modified form) in the SLS AMG, so to shall the M157 endure a good while longer. But it seems the new S63 AMG and its coupe derivative will probably be the magnificent twin-turbo five-point-five's final use in a new production Mercedes-Benz.

That's the news from Australia's motoring.com.au, which heard the news from AMG head Tobias Moers. The 577 horsepower, 664 lb.-ft. output the M157 makes in the new S63 AMG is, according to Moers, at the outer limits of the engine's capability while still maintaining AMG's desired levels of reliability. Moers refused to confirm that the engine would find its way into any uses beyond the S63 AMG and the new CL63 AMG S63 AMG Coupe, which seems like

Of course, as we all know, that doesn't mean AMGs will turn wimpy. As we've reported, AMG is already working on a new engine: a twin-turbo 4.0 liter V8 that will almost certainly be lighter and more fuel-efficient than the M157. And, considering the engine is supposed to be basically two of the CLA45 AMG's 355 horsepower 2.0 liter turbo fours jammed together, the new M177 will be more powerful than the M157, too. Last time we checked, 355 times 2 was 710, and 710 horsepower is 133 more than 577. [via carsales.com.au]

September 19, 2013 at 02:59 PM
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BY: Bix

AMG Will Build Engines For Future Aston Martins

The first step in raising Aston Martin to new heights.

No joke: Your humble writer has a half-formed editorial kicking around his Documents folder called "How To Save Aston Martin." And apparently Aston Martin's managed to hack my computer, because they're taking one of the steps I recommended—partnering with Mercedes-AMG for technology and engines.
July 25, 2013 at 08:07 PM
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BY: Bix

What Up, 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC

We like your 577 horsepower and 664 torques. Not sure how we feel about your AWD.

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Hey, 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC. How you doing? You're looking pretty sweet. We're excited to finally meet you.

July 17, 2013 at 05:37 PM
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