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BY: Jonathan

2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe – Edition 507 | Reviewed

This little matte Mercedes packs some punch.

[gallery ids="541976,541975,541974,541973,541972,541971,541970"] Story & Photos: Evan ‘Evo’ Yates The 2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507 coupe is one of the most badass little two-doors on God’s green earth. The C63’s formula is pretty straightforward; cram a massive V8 into a fairly small car and add all the necessary components to keep it on the road. Mercedes did a wonderful job at making all said components work in unison to create a vehicle that performs like a track car with show car looks. At first glance, the 507 Edition looks like a custom ride with its matte paint, aftermarket-style 19-inch wheels and custom hood. In regards to the matte paint specifically, I don’t know why more companies don’t opt to try this on their higher-end models as it adds so much to a car like this accentuating every razor sharp bodyline. The aggressive styling works so well on this beautiful Benz because it parallels the performance with perfection and its rare that the two attributes are in such harmony as one is usually lacking in vehicles like these. In regards to performance, the 507 Edition C63 is just plain nasty. The throaty, deep exhaust note surprised me ever time I started the car and the muscle-car rumble coming from such a small car always brought a grin to my face. The beastly exhaust note remains strong throughout the power band so long as you have the balls to keep your foot on the gas. Speaking of acceleration, the only red mark in regards to the performance is the transmission. I may have had it in the wrong mode or been driving in sub-optimal conditions but there seemed to be a lag in switching gears when I planted the pedal to the floor and after high speed sessions it struggled to downshift back into the proper gear. Thankfully, the C63 AMG 507 Edition has the AMG Performance Braking System, which certainly came in handy following feats of rapid acceleration. Around corners the C63 feels like a competition go-kart, yet it’s still possible to push it too far as it likes to do a little tail-wagging at times. That being said, quickly turning out of your neighborhood may scare the crap out of everyone as you accidentally drift up the street. The interior of the 507 Edition is attractive, sporty and definitely exudes the supercar vibe as the seats look and feel like racing buckets while upholstered in porcelain and black Nappa leather. And even though the coupe is fairly small, I was able to seat four adults (two women in the back) fairly comfortably on a short trip. The dash and multimedia system were pleasing to the eye and fairly easy to use while not being over-bearing. And of course, all this awesomeness comes at a price. Even though the base C63 AMG coupe is a solid $62,750, the Edition 507 and all of its exterior and interior options yield a grand total of a whopping $87,885 before taxes. Is it worth the jump in price? If you’re looking for the best pound-for-pound naturally aspirated lil’ coupe in the game, I’d have to say yes. Damage: $87,885.00 Power: 507 hp, 450 lb.-ft. 0-60: 3.8 sec Gas Cash: 13 City, 19 Hwy Miles Driven: 350
December 15, 2014 at 03:54 PM
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BY: Jonathan

New 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT

One of the hottest models out of Germany since Heidi Klum.

[gallery ids="541675,541676,541677,541678,541679,541680,541681,541682,541683,541684,541685,541686,541687"] Via Mercedes-Benz: Affalterbach. The first Mercedes was a racing car and its most recent successor carries this heritage forward. With the new Mercedes-AMG GT, the Mercedes-AMG sports car brand is moving into a new sports car segment. The GT is the second sports car developed entirely in-house by Mercedes-AMG. Its front mid-engine design with a rear transaxle and use of intelligent aluminum lightweight construction form the basis for a highly dynamic driving experience. Its newly developed AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine underscores the hallmark of AMG driving performance. The first sports car engine from AMG with internally mounted turbochargers ('hot inside V') and dry sump lubrication is configured in two output ratings: as a GT with 456 hp (340 kW) and as a GT S with 503 hp (375 kW). The new GT combines driving dynamics and first-class racetrack performance with superb everyday practicality and efficiency that sets new standards in the segment. It has everything you would expect from an authentic Mercedes-AMG sports car – from the characteristic styling, thoroughbred motorsport technology to the optimum weight distribution. The drive system tailored to consistently delivering driving dynamics perfectly complements this set-up. The centerpiece of the Mercedes-AMG GT is thethe new 4.0-liter V8 biturbo, which responds instantly with extreme power at low revs and delivers outstanding performance. Top figures such as 3.7 seconds from 0-60 mph (preliminary) and a top speed of 193 mph (310 km/h), combined with the outstanding driving dynamics will undoubtedly translate into extremely fast laps on the racetrack. At the same time, this two-seater is a comfortable and reliable companion for everyday motoring thanks to its practical decklid, easily accessible luggage compartment, and high level of comfort on long journeys. It also features an extensive list of Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive assistance systems which ensure the high level of safety expected from Mercedes-AMG. "With the new Mercedes-AMG GT, we are venturing out into a challenging sports car segment with its top-class competitive field. This is an incentive and motivation for us at the same time to prove to sports car enthusiasts around the world the kind of performance that AMG is capable of", says Prof Dr Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. "With the new GT we are positioning Mercedes-AMG even more aggressively than to date as a dynamic sports car brand", says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. "With its technological substance, the Mercedes-AMG GT fulfils our high aspirations with regard to driving dynamics, agility and sportiness. The new GT is the second sports car developed fully independently by Mercedes-AMG. The car is manufactured according to the motto 'Handcrafted By Racers' – which perfectly encapsulates our heritage and our spirit."
September 10, 2014 at 02:46 PM
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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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