by Adrian Dorofte and Adrian Andronic
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Market launch for 18 new Mercedes-AMG high-performance models: Performance meets efficiency

Mercedes-AMG sets the pace: This June witnesses the premieres of 18 new AMG high-performance models at Mercedes-Benz dealerships. With a power output spectrum ranging from 265 kW (360 hp) to 552 kW (751 hp), the new AMG vehicles demonstrate both performance and superb efficiency. This unrivalled model initiative from Mercedes-AMG represents the embodiment of the "AMG Performance 50" future strategy in the run-up to the 50th birthday of Mercedes-AMG GmbH in 2017.

Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: "The market launch of 18 new AMG modelsreflects our consistent focus on performance, dynamism and growth. The A 45 AMG will appeal to new customers and tap into new markets. The C 63 AMG "Edition 507", available in Coupé, Saloon and Estate variants, is a sporty model, full of character, for all fans of our high-capacity V8 naturally aspirated engine. We also have a broad range of new S-Models and 4MATIC all-wheel drive variants of the E 63 AMG and CLS 63 AMG – allowing our customers to benefit from tailor-made individuality. The SLS AMG Coupé Black Series and the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive epitomise the state of the art in technical terms when it comes to the development of outstanding super sports cars."

A 45 AMG: the beginning of a new era

The A 45 AMG sees Mercedes-AMG embarking on a new era. For the first time in a company history that extends back over more than 45 years, Mercedes-Benz's performance brand is offering a fascinating high-performance vehicle in the compact class. With a maximum output of 265 kW (360 hp) and maximum torque of 450 newton metres, the AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine is the most powerful four-cylinder engine in series production anywhere in the world. Its fuel consumption of 6.9 litres per 100 kilometres according to NEDC combined means that the A 45 AMG leads its segment in this respect as well. New standards are also set by the performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. The fully equipped A 45 AMG "Edition 1" offers an expressive combination of exclusive exterior and interior details that cannot fail to fascinate.

C 63 AMG "Edition 507" as Coupé, Saloon and Estate

The C 63 AMG models are set to become an even more dynamic proposition: in exclusive "Edition 507" guise, the AMG high-performance models are equipped with an uprated AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine. The 37 kW (50 hp) boost to 373 kW (507 hp), combined with maximum torque of 610 Nm, derives from the transfer of technology from the SLS AMG, with the forged pistons, connecting rods and lightweight crankshaft adopted from the super sports car's eight-cylinder naturally aspirated engine. The C 63 AMG "Edition 507" accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 / 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 280 km/h. An AMG high-performance braking system with red brake callipers comes as standard. The C 63 AMG "Edition 507" will appeal to those who aspire to a sporty driving style, who will relish the high-calibre technology and numerous exclusive design and equipment features.

E 63 AMG: With 4MATIC and as S-Model

The new E 63 AMG is also available with immediate effect as a particularly exclusive and powerful S-Model with an output of 430 kW (585 hp) and 800 newton metres of torque, along with the newly developed, performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. The all-wheel drive system is also available as an option for the other E 63 AMG models – in this case the output of the V8 engine increases from the earlier figure of 386 kW (525 hp) and 700 Nm to 410 kW (557 hp) with torque of 720 Nm. Fuel consumption according to NEDC combined ranges from 9.8 to 10.5 litres per 100 km.

CLS 63 AMG: The new benchmark

Performance update for the CLS 63 AMG: the CLS 63 AMG, in both Coupé and Shooting Brake variants, joins the E 63 AMG in benefiting from the latest model enhancements. In its S-Model guise, the CLS 63 AMG is similarly equipped with the performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive system and features the AMG 5.5-litre biturbo engine with a top performance of 430 kW (585 hp) and maximum torque of 800 newton metres. The variant with 410 kW (557 hp) and 720 newton metres is also available as an option with the performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. The fuel consumption ranges between 9.9 and 10.6 litres per 100 km (NEDC combined).

SLS AMG Coupé Black Series: GT3 performance for the road

The SLS AMG Coupé Black Series is the high-end super sports version of the gullwing model. Inspired by the SLS AMG GT3 racing version, the fifth Mercedes-AMG Black Series model boasts a fascinating mix of breathtaking design, outstanding driving dynamics and uncompromising lightweight construction in accordance with the "AMG Lightweight Performance" strategy. With a DIN kerb weight of 1550 kilograms, the SLS AMG Black Series achieves a power-to-weight ratio of 2.45 kg/hp. The AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine generates a power output of 464 kW (631 hp) at 7400 rpm and accelerates the most dynamic road-going gullwing model of all time to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds.

SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive: the most powerful electric sports car in the world

With the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive, Mercedes-AMG is entering a new era: the locally emission-free super sports car featuring advanced technology from the world of Formula 1 represents the most exclusive and dynamic form of electric motoring. The current most powerful AMG high-performance vehicle has four electric motors producing a total output of 552 kW (751 hp) and maximum torque of 1000 newton metres. As a result, the gullwing model has acquired the status of the world's fastest electrically-powered series production vehicle: the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. Meanwhile, the exclusively tuned "SLS eSound" means that this matchless driving experience stirs the emotions acoustically too in typical AMG fashion. Outstanding driving dynamics are ensured by the AMG Torque Dynamics with wheel-selective all-wheel drive. The extremely powerful high-voltage battery is the outcome of the cooperation between Mercedes-AMG and Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth (GB). The Formula 1 experts in Great Britain were able to take advantage here of their extensive experience with KERS Hybrid.

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive recently circled the Nürburgring Nordschleife (“north loop”) in a record time of 7:56.234 minutes. Therefore, the electric AMG super sports car is at the same time the first electrically-powered series production vehicle, which masters the legendary race track in under eight minutes.

An overview of all the new AMG models:


All prices for Germany (incl. 19% VAT):

A 45 AMG: € 49.682,50
A 45 AMG "Edition 1": € 56,977.20
C 63 AMG "Edition 507" Saloon: € 83.835,50
C 63 AMG "Edition 507" Coupé: € 85,085
C 63 AMG "Edition 507" Estate: € 86,394
E 63 AMG Saloon: € 103,054
E 63 AMG 4MATIC Saloon: € 106,981
E 63 AMG 4MATIC Estate: € 109,599
E 63 AMG 4MATIC S-Model Saloon: € 118,405
E 63 AMG S 4MATIC S-Model Estate: € 121,023
CLS 63 AMG Coupé: € 116.203,50
CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake: € 117.512,50
CLS 63 AMG 4MATIC Coupé: € 120.130,50
CLS 63 AMG 4MATIC Shooting Brake: € 122.034,50
CLS 63 AMG 4MATIC S-Model Coupé: € 131.078,50
CLS 63 AMG 4MATIC S-Model Shooting Brake: € 132.982,50
SLS AMG Coupé Black Series: € 249,900
SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive: € 416,500

Special experience: delivery at AMG Customer Centre in Affalterbach

As an alternative to the classic vehicle delivery method at dealerships and authorised agents of Mercedes-Benz, customers may choose to take delivery of their AMG high-performance vehicle direct from the AMG Customer Centre in Affalterbach. When collecting their vehicle in this way, customers are able to gain an exclusive insight into the world of AMG and experience the excellent quality of customer care that is so typical of AMG. After being welcomed by a personal customer service advisor and treated to some hospitality in the AMG Private Lounge, they are taken on a tour of the plant. This also includes a visit to the AMG Performance Studio, where some very distinctive limited-run AMG vehicles and one-off models are developed and produced by hand. In the AMG engine production facility, AMG customers are also able to experience the way engines are individually hand-assembled, in accordance with the traditional philosophy of "one man, one engine."

The ultimate highlight of the day is then of course the handover of the new AMG vehicle: customers are given a thorough introduction to the technical features and controls of their new model in the 360 square-metre delivery hall. Vehicle collection at the AMG Customer Centre in Affalterbach is available to customers in Germany for all AMG high-performance models.



~ Official photos and details courtesy of Mercedes-AMG GmbH ~

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