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Last year, TopCar unveiled the ML63 AMG "Inferno" . Now the tuning kit was revisited and the tuner came up with a new version called ML63 AMG Inferno Black. As its name suggests, the new version is all about making the ML63 dark.

The Inferno package takes its inspiration from the Black Series model offered by Mercedes and makes the SUV look more aggressive than ever.

We are not too sure if the new Inferno Black kit will feature any engine upgrades, but we assume so, given the original Inferno package was offered with three stages of upgrades. In the Stage One kit the ML63 AMG’s V-8 engine was tricked to deliver a total of 640 horsepower and 722 pound-feet of torque, up from the standard 518 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. There is also a Stage Two kit that takes the power up to 690 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of torque, while the most powerful version — Stage Three — delivers 760 horsepower and 848 pound-feet of torque.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes ML63 AMG Inferno Black by TopCar.

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The Mercedes CL65 AMG — together with its younger brother, the CL63 AMG — is one of those vehicles that’s a little hard to classify. It’s too big to be a sports car, but it’s a little too small to be classified as a luxury car.

So...what is it?

The short answer: who cares, because whatever it may be, the CL65 AMG is a bad-ass ride. And in most cases, that’s fine by us.

German tuner Anderson Germany shares those sentiments and it’s taken its love for the CL65 AMG to a new level with a new program that it has christened the Special Grey Stone Edition.

The name of the program is appropriate for the CL65 AMG , considering that you won’t find a whole lot of flash in it. Instead, the luxury sports coupe has plenty of substance; the kind that you appreciate even more once you get inside one and drive it home.

Click past the jump to read about what Anderson Germany did to the Mercedes CL65 AMG that justified its Special Grey Stone designation

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If you ask us, the best BMW model ever built is the M3 E30. Mercedes has yet to match the perfect balance that Bimmer pulled off with the M3 E30, even the C63 AMG falls short. But the newly launched A45 AMG certainly gives our latest BMW favorite, the M135i, a run for its money. And who better to put the two head to head than Chris Harris?

So, what does Chris Harris think about two of the latest German models: the BMW M135i and the new Mercedes A45 AMG ? In the latest episode of Drive he put the two sports hatchback through every test he could muster up and tried to find out which one is the best. He tried them on the road, the track, compared the lap times and the standing start acceleration times in an attempt to see which one is better: Stuttgart or Munich?

As usual, Harris brings us a nice mixture or crazy driving, limit pushing, sarcasm and intelligence to his comparison to make it all the more interesting. Check out the video to see what Chris thinks of the two German hot hatches.

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Mercedes has just announced the addition of an even more powerful version to its C-Class lineup. Called C63 AMG "Edition 507" – the “507” is a clear indication of the engine’s output - the new model will use much of the same technology as the SLS AMG supercar. The new elements - including forged pistons, connecting rods and a lightweight crankshaft - will transform the new "Edition 507" into a more powerful, yet lighter sports model.

The new C63 AMG "Edition 507" will also be distinguished by design elements seen on models like the C63 AMG Coupe Black Series . These extra styling elements combined with the anticipated power hike definitely get our attention.

So, if you happen to be one of those crazy people that think the 451-horsepower C63 AMG is just a little too timid for you, the "Edition 507" just might be the car for you. Or maybe you would prefer a fighter jet; better yet, a rocket ship… Yeah, that may satisfy your itch for speed!

UPDATE 07/04/2013: Mercedes has released pricing details for the new C63 AMG "507 Edition" for the U.S. and German markets. More details after the jump.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2014 Mercedes C63 AMG "Edition 507".

Alpha Performance is mostly known for building some pretty sick programs for the Nissan GT-R . We’ve certainly seen a fair share of them in the past, but now it looks like the noted Godzilla tuner has turned its attention towards Mercedes vehicles.

The project involves some sizable work done by Alpha Performance on Mercedes’ noted 5.5-liter BiTurbo (M157) engine. Incidentally, one such model carrying this powertrain is the Mercedes E63 AMG , a car that packs serious power in its own right.

But apparently, that wasn’t enough for Alpha Performance, who then decided to give the E63 AMG the kind of power upgrade normally reserved for the fastest and most powerful supercars in the world.

To accomplish this, Alpha Performance went by the business of giving the car’s engine a complete overhaul, beginning with the replacement of the Garrett ball bearing center cartridge. From there, the tuner also tweaked with the set up of the Alpha-spec billet compressor wheel, thanks to the addition of latest design software and machining processes, ensuring that output is improved while keeping the overall efficiency of the car.

With these upgrades in tow, the E63 AMG can produce a staggering 850 horsepower and 900-plus pound-feet of torque, almost twice as much as what the standard engine is capable of and good enough to allow it to 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds and 60-130 mph in just 6.58 seconds. By comparison, the mighty Ferrari Enzo’s 60-130-time is at seven seconds flat.

But the best part about the Alpha 9 BiTurbo program is that it’s not limited to just E63 AMG. According Alpha Performance, you can avail of the same tuning kit for any 2012 and onwards Mercedes AMG model.

Click past the jump to read about the Mercedes E63 AMG

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The current Mercedes SLS lineup is quickly filling up with a Coupe , a Roadster , a GT3 version , and, sometime in the near future, an E-Cell version. However, Mercedes isn’t done yet. As promised yesterday the fifth model in the line-up has been officially announced today: the SLS AMG Black Series.

The new SLS Black Series has borrowed some of the styling cues seen first on the GT3 version and of course combines them with some of the usual Black Series design elements. But first Mercedes worked on reducing the car’s total weight: they added lots of carbon fiber elements, a new titanium-made exhaust system, new wheels and some lightweight sports seats. As a result the new Black Series is about 154 pounds lighter than the current model.

When you add an improved engine under the hood: a 622-horsepowerV-8 engine, you will easily notice that the car’s performance numbers have also improved: the 0-to-60 mph sprint time drops 0.2 seconds and top speed is now 195 mph.

Updated 07/03/2013: Mercedes revealed today prices for the 2014 SLS Black Series. Click past the jump to find put how much you’ll have to pay to drive this exclusive supercar.

Hit the jump to read more about the new Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series.

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You should know by now that Mercedes has recently started celebrating the launch of a new model on the market with the unveiling of a special "Edition 1" version of it. Next in line for this treatment is the new CLA 45 AMG , as Mercedes has just announced the CLA 45 AMG Edition 1 series that will be put on sale in September when the standard CLA 45 AMG arrives.

Just like with the A45 AMG Edition 1 , the only updates to the CLA 45 AMG Edition 1 are on the exterior and the interior, but they are just enough to transform the look of the car.

The new CLA 45 AMG Edition 1 receives a very cool coloring package, with a standard black or white paint combined with red accents, AMG stripes and, of course, a new set of special wheels. The interior offers the same black and red theme and numerous "Edition 1" badges.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Edition 1.

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The CLS-Class made its debut in the U.S. in 2006 and it started off with a bang by offering the CLS55 AMG right off the bat. Sure, its 469-horsepower, 5.4-liter V-8 engine wasn’t nearly as stunning as the 5.5-liter used today, but it was impressive in its own right. Just a year later, the CLS63 AMG with its 507-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 engine gave it a spot in the market that few luxury manufacturers could match.

In the 2012 CLS63 AMG , Benz replaced the 6.2-liter engine with a 5.5-liter V-8 with a pair of turbochargers strapped to it. This smaller-displacement V-8 pumped out 518 ponies and 516 pound-feet or torque, but the AMG Performance Pack bumped that to a crazy 550 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. This Performance Pack dropped the 0-to-60 mph time to a lightning-fast 3.9 seconds.

For the 2014 model year, Mercedes-Benz is expanding the CLS lineup with the addition of a more powerful AMG S-Model . Alongside the hopped up S-Model is the standard CLS 63 AMG, which is equipped with its own slew of performance-oriented features, including the AMG 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system.

This makes the CLS the fifth model in Mercedes lineup to offer the 4MATIC system as standard, along with the ML63 AMG, GL63 AMG and G63 AMG and the E-Class luxury sedan.

With the super-sexy M6 Gran Coupe making its debut in 2014 with a 560-horsepower V-8 and the 2014 Panamera coming in with a revision and a 440-horsepower twin-turbo V-8, the CLS 63 AMG 4MATIC has a lot to be worried about.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes CLS 63 AMG 4MATIC.

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Along with the unveiling of the revised E63 AMG , Mercedes has also added a new top-of-the-line version to the lineup. The new E63 AMG S-Model will be offered in both the sedan and station wagon versions, and will add a distinctive look when compared to a standard E63 AMG model, plus a more powerful engine.

With the extra horsepower, the new E63 AMG S-Model will be a little bit faster than the standard model, plus it comes equipped with a performance-oriented all-wheel-drive system and a limited-slip rear differential that helps delivering better vehicle dynamics and more driving pleasure, especially on the race-track

The new Mercedes E63 AMG S-Model will make its world debut next week at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, with sales to begin later in June.

Updated 05/28/2013: Mercedes has unveiled a pretty cool video featuring AMG Product Manager Rob Moran whom is offering a few more details on the E63 AMG S-Model Wagon. Enjoy!

Hit the jump to read more about the 2014 Mercedes E 63 AMG S-Model.

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Just yesterday, we reported that the upcomingGran Turismo 6 will feature a total of 1,200 cars. Today, Mercedes announced that three of these model will come from AMG and include: the SLS AMG GT3 , E63 AMG and A45 AMG. These models will join the current lineup already offered by Mercedes in the GT5 which includes a total of 21 vehicles.

The three AMG models deliver a combined output of more than 1,400 horsepower: 500 from the SLS, 557 from the E63 and 360 from the A45 AMG.

The new Gran Turismo 6 will be released just in time for the holiday season, so this might be a good gift idea if you’re drawing a blank for the car lover in your family. The new GT6 will be initially available for the Play Station 3 platform, but it will be offered for the PS4 at a later date.

Click past the jump to read more about the three AMG models.


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