Come Spring 2015, Mercedes will be unleashing a stylish new sports car from their high-performance arm AMG – and it seems to take dead aim at the Porsche 911 (does that rear-end look a little familiar?). Packing a new hand-built AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine and 7-speed dual clutch transmission, the AMG GT S has an estimated 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds and top speed of 193 mph. The GT S engine produces 505 hp but there will also be a GT version with 456 hp (and estimated 0-60 times for the GT are 3.9 seconds). Either way, you’re getting a very powerful and FAST car with all the styling and amenities expected from a Mercedes. While it has the gullwing shape of the SLS AMG, standard doors are used on the AMG GT – perhaps to keep the price more inline with it’s Porsche rival. Speaking of, pricing has not been announced but if we had to guess it would be around $125k.
If the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG isn’t an extreme enough vehicle for you, they’ve added an extra axle to a limited edition version. The G63 AMG 6×6 features six wheels and a pickup bed to cover the additional length. It’s going to be powered by a twin-turbo V8 with an intimidating 536 hp and 561 lb-ft torque. Mercedes-Benz only expects to produce 20-30 of these beastly trucks a year and it’s going to be their second most expensive production car – so expect to pay several hundred thousand for one.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class gets some updates for 2013, most of which will require you to open the hood or doors to notice. While new new LED daytime running lights adorn the front, the exterior retains it’s previous form just with some new accents. The interior however, is wholly redesigned for both luxury, technology, and comfort with a multitude of upgrades – but rest assured, this G has not lost any of it’s off-road capabilities due to this refinement. Under the hood, the G63 AMG version boasts a hand-built 5.5-liter biturbo V-8 engine delivering 544 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque, which breathes through dual chrome-tipped, side-exit exhaust pipes. Due to go on sale in the US around August, expect to pay in the ballpark of $125k for the G63 AMG.
The next generation of the Mercedes-Benz SL class will come will be coming soon, and we already like it. The 2013 SL550 was just announced and the prestigious retractable hardtop roadster will be getting more than just a facelift. A new lightweight aluminum bodyshell lightens the SL and a 4.6-liter biturbo V8 delivers 429 hp and a whopping 516 lb-ft of torque – both of which help the 2013 SL reach 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. Now we’re dying to know what the AMG version will be packing!
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.
Mercedes recently touted their upcoming 2012 line a Super Bowl commercial and the new SLK is looking good. Starting to appear more like it’s bigger brother, the SL, the 2012 SLK displays bold new styling. A retractble hard top strips down in 20 seconds and the optional AIRSCARF feature will keep you warm when cruising topless. If you want to keep a roof over your head, there is an optional MAGIC SKY CONTROL which consists of a panoramic glass roof panel with adjustable tint. No word yet on the price or how many ponies are in the “advanced” V6 engine.
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.