If you want to do some drag racing on your way back from dropping the kids off at soccer practice, we have the ride for you. The $95k ML63 AMG has all that the spacious and luxurious features that you’d expect in a Mercedez-Benz M-Class SUV, with the addition of a menacing 5.5L 518 hp Bi-Turbo V8. The whopping 516 lb-ft of torque of the handcrafted engine rockets this 5,170 lb beast from 0-60 in just 4.7 seconds. Inside your treated to comforts such as 10-way power adjustable double-stictched leather seats that are both heated and cooled, and AMG sportiness – including a 4-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters to control the 7-speed transmission.
If you were wondering what happens when a C-class Benz takes steroids, take a look at the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series. The fourth Mercedes to tout the “Black Series” label since 2006, this 6.3 liter 517 hp V8 C63 Coupe has noticeably taken some injections that the standard C63 has not. Wider front and rear axles are shrouded by aerodynamic splitters and diffusers, giving this Benz an intimidating grin – and many of it’s high-end components are borrowed from the gull-winged SLS AMG. So what does all that add up to? A C-class coupe that does 0-62 mph in 4.2 seconds and costs 115k Euros (approx $165k) – which we should mention is about $130k more than the starting price for a C-class.
With two comfortable leather seats sitting behind a 518hp 6.3 Liter V8 engine, the Mercedes SL63 AMG is sure to offer both luxury and thrills to you and a lucky passenger. The car has a retractable hardtop which quickly converts your ride from coupe to roofless roadster. Inside you’ll be treated to all the creature comforts you’d expect in a $140k Mercedes Benz making this a car a brilliant blend of sport, fun, and luxury. There’s even an “AIRSCARF” option for the seats, which blows hot air out of the head rests so you can still drive topless in chilly weather. The 465 ft-lb of torque gives the SL63 AMG the legs to sprint from 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. If that’s all not enough for you, check out the $200k SL65 AMG model with a twin-turbo V12 and 604hp.
If you walk into a Mercedes showroom, everything is nice, but if you’re lucky enough to see a SLS AMG – you’ll quickly notice it is special. First, look at those gullwing doors! It appears that if you leave them open and gun it, you might actually lift off. When you hear that the car is housing a 563 hp hand-built v8, flight starts to sound reasonable. The interior is complete with all the luxuries you’d expect in a $183k Benz, but this one will hit 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds. In good condition, the ’50′s version of the car (300 SL) is worth around half a million bucks. Hmm, maybe the SLS AMG is an investment.