Half a century ago, two former Mercedes engineers started a high-performance engine shop. They specialized in transforming production cars into supercars, and their engines proved to be so revolutionary that Mercedes began installing them on the assembly line. Success after success caught the eye of Mercedes’ parent company, so Daimler purchased 51% of the business in 1999. By 2005 AMG was brought fully in-house, leading to the modern brand of Mercedes-AMG. Fifty years of anything is cause for celebration, so a few special editions are coming to the party. The star of the show will be the AMG GT Coupe and Roadster “Edition 50”. Only 500 cars will be produced, and each one will be finished in designo Graphite Grey Magno. Black chrome accents on the front splitter and rocker panels carry the dark theme into the AMG Interior Night Package. The interior is awash in black accents with silver leather on the seats. No changes were made under the hood so the lucky owners will have 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque at their disposal.
The 4.0 liter reverse flow twin turbo V8 offers more power per liter than almost anything else on the road, so they decided to drop it into the Mercedes-AMG C63 S. The “Ocean Blue Edition” will be limited to 150 C63 S Convertibles painted in designo Cashmere White Magno. Inside you will find deep ocean blue and matte silver with special badges and embroidery. Changes had to be made to fit the AMG engine into the C-class, so it makes 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.[soliloquy id=”113718″]
Last but not least is the AMG Performance Studio Package for the C43 coupe and convertible. Powered by a twin turbo 3.0 liter V6 that makes 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. Gloss black replaces chrome trim on the outside along with matte black wheels. Black DINAMICA microfiber and leather make for an appealing interior. Without a doubt, these special editions are among the hottest exotic cars for sale this year, so contact one of our Mercedes-AMG dealers for more information.[soliloquy id=”113721″]