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MBUSA now provides numerous videos for highlighting the AMG as well as most other models in the line up of high performance cars. Here are a few to enjoy: Continue reading » »

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2008 Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Arriving in Canada

The 2008 Mercedes-AMG C63 AMG will be arriving at dealerships across Canada in May. The 2008 C63 AMG makes its debut with the signature AMG 6.2 litre V8 engine that produces 451-hp and 443 lb-ft. of torque.  Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h, while its 0-100 km/h time is 4.5 seconds. Introduced on the C63 AMG, the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7-Speed Automatic Transmission includes a new double de-clutching feature on downshifts to maintain vehicle balance during cornering, while delivering shift times up to 50 percent faster than previously.  The exterior of the C63 AMG differs significantly from other C-Class models with a unique hood (with power domes), widened front fenders and a special front fascia and numerous other components not shared with any C-Class model.

New Model Priced At $63,500

The C63 AMG is the ultimate expression of the AMG philosophy, providing benchmark engine performance along with outstanding handling characteristics. The C63 AMG will contribute to the continued success of the all-new C-Class line-up and has all the attributes to dominate in terms of performance, handling, luxury, value and price. Available in Canadian Mercedes-Benz dealerships in early May, the new C63 AMG will be priced at $63,500.

AMG V8 Power for the C-Class

One of the most powerful naturally aspirated production V8s ever, the 6.2-litre AMG engine boasts a wealth of exciting features derived from AMG’s highly successful racing efforts.

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New Paint Choices – Will the New Matt-Paint Finish Be All the Rage?
High-gloss paint is no longer the only option for your AMG Mercedes-Benz. Both Mercedes-Benz and BMW are working hard on matt-finish paint options. BMW hopes to have a matt finish with a coarse stealth-fighter look, but is struggling to seal the surface. Paul Gover of Cars Guide has a brief article on the developments: 

Benz has already developed a two-pack system available as a special order on its AMG performance cars.

The companies believe that going matt could accelerate development of cars that need less washing and body maintenance, as well as using fewer toxic chemicals when they are being painted. A low-gloss surface is also less likely to show minor dents and blemishes.

The BMW system is some way from production, though it was displayed last year at the press preview of the Z4 M coupe in Spain. But Mercedes will sell a matt-finish AMG car to anyone with the desire and the cash. "It is something that we offer. But we don't promote it, so we have not done many cars,” AMG-Mercedes marketing chief Mario Spitzner says. "Paint and colour is the perfect opportunity to make some differentiation for our cars. It is something exclusive.”

The AMG-Mercedes system is called Alu-beam and it was announced earlier this year for the CL65 AMG coupe. More at Cars Guide here.

A quick glance with an untrained-eye at the new 2008 Mercedes-Benz CL63 and you might think it was a CL550. A closer look shows that this is no regular CL. The CL63 is a road-hungry Autobahn killer destined to greatness by its AMG builder. More from the Sun Times here.

Miscellaneous News 

Mercedes-Benz Brings Diesel to California
October 15, 2007 – On the runway at this week’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) unveiled a version of its E320 BLUETEC, a diesel sedan that will immediately be available in limited numbers to California customers through a special two-year/24,000-mile lease.

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CL65 and CLK63 AMGs Deput at NY Auto Show

2008 AMG CL65 Mercedes-Benz | AMG MarketMercedes-Benz debuted two new AMG cars to the world today, along with the North American debut of the 2008 C-Class. First to debut was the 2008 CL65 AMG, powered by a 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine that produces 604 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque.  On display, the limited edition 40th Anniversary CL65 AMG comes with special Alubeam paint to celebrate the 40th year of AMG high performance cars.

Following the CL65 AMG, the 2008 C-Class sedan entered the stage.  The new C-Class will be launched this summer with three V6-powered models – the C350 Sport, the C300 Luxury and the C300 Sport.

2008 AMG CLK63 Black Series Coupe | AMG Market2008 AMG CLK63 Black Series

Mercedes-AMG CEO, Volker Mornhinweg, followed the C-Class by introducing the CLK63 AMG Black Series, a street legal version of the Official F1™ Safety Car.  After lighting a fuse that caused an explosion of light and smoke, the CLK63 AMG Black Series was revealed.  The Black Series is a 500 horsepower version of the AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine, with 0-60 mph acceleration of 4.1 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph.

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Mystery Mercedes-Benz AMG Debut at NY Auto Show

2008 AMG Mercedes-Benz CLK63 Black Series | AMG Market reports (in German, with pics) that the mystery AMG set to debut at the New York Auto Show this week is the CLK63 Black Series – a sports version of the CLK63 introduced last year.

Jalopnik posts a brief write-up here that includes a few pics for those interested.

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