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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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Mercedes-AMG GT

Mercedes is preparing to replace the current SLS supercar with a new SLC sports car that will also aim against models like Porsche 911. The current SLS will go out of production in 2015 and the SLC will enter the market in 2016 and it will offer a few major differences over the current SLS.

First it will offer no gullwing doors and will be lighter and slimmer with the use of plenty of carbon fiber and aluminum. Mercedes will offer a base version delivering about 485 horsepower and priced at about €109,000 (about $140k at the current exchange rates). Next there will be a S version delivering about 550 horsepower and priced at €145,000 ($186,000 at the current exchange rates). The most powerful version will be the Black Series which will deliver a total of 585 horsepower.

The next SLC will only be offered in coupe version with no plans for a roadster or a four-wheel drive version.

Click past the jump to read more about the current Mercedes SLS.

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The current Mercedes SLK (R172) was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show and since then, aftermarket companies have paid lots of attention to it. Expression Motorsport is the latest one that has shown some love to the SLK . For this program, the German tuner came up with a pretty cool wide body aero kit that enhances both racing aesthetics and performance on the track.

The tuner started by adding larger openings in the front bumper and hood vents, helping improve the car’s engine cooling. If you think about it, the car really needed this update since its 302-horsepower, 3.5 liter direct injected engine needs all the air cooling it can get. Plus, for a better engine sound, the tuner also installed a double twin tip exhaust system.

The car sits on a new set of 20-inch wheels combined with a lowered suspension that offers the car a more aggressive look.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes SLK by Expression Motorsport.

Back in October of last year, Revozport released the RBS II program for the Mercedes C63 AMG . It turns out that the Hong Kong-based tuner had a similar program for Mercedes’ resident high-powered luxury sedan, the E63 AMG.

Not that it should be mentioned over and over again, but Revozport knows a thing or two about setting up Mercedes vehicles with aftermarket programs. That’s why when it releases one, we all should stand up and take notice.

And really, the E63 AMG is the perfect kind of car to be given a definitive aero program complete with all the usual carbon fiber digs. Luxury still needs to look good, right?

The program is available for E63 AMG coupe, estate, and saloon models. Ultimately, Revozport has the answer for E63 AMG owners and that answer looks mighty impressive.

Click past the jump to check out Revozport’s program for the Mercedes E63 AMG

Mercedes CLK-Class

Four years after Mercedes decided to discontinue the badge, it looks like the CLK is gearing up for a return.

According to Automobile Magazine, Mercedes is planning for the return of the CLK, which will be based on the next-generation C-Class Coupe. Though that may be surprising to some, it shouldn’t come as a surprise considering that the German market, namely Mercedes’ competitors, are all coming up with new models.

So what’s Mercedes to do, right?

Well, bring back the CLK, apparently.

As far as details about the car is concerned, word has it that it will be designed as a highly emotional driver’s car to go with a full plate of engine options, not the least of which could include numerous turbocharged engines.

The plan for the returning CLK is to slot it direct in competition with the new BMW 4-Series and the upcoming Audi A5 .

While the CLK is expected to undercut the BMW 4 Series and the next Audi A5 with a coupe and convertible version that will both be available with the 4Matic all-wheel-drive system.

Click past the jump to read more about the car that eventually replaced the CLK, the E-Class Coupe

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Mercedes C-Class Coupe Sport

For all of you that have a Mercedes CGI turbocharged engine in your late-model Mercedes – engine codes M270, M271EVO and M274 – Carlsson has announced that it now offers CB kits to help bump power by up to 28 percent.

The base CB kit is an adapter plug that goes between the vehicle wiring harnesses and the factory ECU. This little nugget of joy communicates with the various electronic systems within your Benz, assessing the driving situation and conditions, and making adjustments to optimize power.

There’s no need to worry about reliability when you install this kit, as it includes safety checks that help prevent damage that some other tuning kits may cause. First, the CB kit waits for the engine oil temperature to reach 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit) before the performance boosts activate. Secondly, the CB kit closely monitors the limits of the CGI engine (oil temperature, coolant temperature, etc.) and drops the ECU to its normal performance if these limits are reached.

This kit’s improvements range from a 24-horsepower gain in the A 180 and B 180 to a 42-horsepower gain in the A 250 and B 250 .

For those that want some extra power from the M271EVO engine lineup, the CBS kit is available too, which adds a larger and freer-flowing intercooler to the base CB kit. The power increases from the CBS kit range from 35 horsepower in the C 250, E 250 and SLK 250 to 45 horsepower in the C 180 .

When you purchase this kit, Carlsson further shows its dedication to keeping your Benz running by taking over the manufacturer’s drivetrain warranty for two years or 100,000 km (62,137 miles).

Click past the jump to see the full specification sheet

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Mercedes scored its first victory ever at the famous Nürburgring 24 Hours. The No. 9 SLS AMG GT3 entered by Team Black Falcon obtained an overall win at the race. Behind the wheel were drivers Bernd Schneider, Jerome Bleekemolen, Sean Edwards and Nicki Thiim.

This marked the second 24-hour enduro win this year, after occupying the top step of the podium at the Dubai 24 Hours race. The SLS AMG GT3 managed to pass other favorite cars from Aston Martin and BMW . Along with being a very difficult race, this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours required teams to face extreme weather, thanks to rain storms and fog that shut the race down for 9 hours.

Along with being Mercedes’ first overall Nürburgring 24 Hours victory, it was also Schneider’s first win and the first-ever victory for a British driver.

Click past the jump for a video from the race and more details on the SLS AMG GT3.

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As promised earlier this year, Michael Schumacher ran a demonstration lap around Nürburgring behind the wheel of a 2011 Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W02.

For those of you who have missed the run, Mercedes has unveiled a video featuring Michael Schumacher , current Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver Nico Rosberg , Bernd Schneider, Bernd Mayländer, and Karl Wendlinger driving some pretty cool Mercedes-AMG cars around the Nordschleife racetrack.

This was Schumacher way to say "Thank you!" to his fans for their years of loyal support during his F1 career. We have to admit, it is a nice way to thank your fans, but it would have been even better if the demonstration lap would have turned into a new lap record around the `Ring. But even so, the video is a must see for all the racing fans out there, and not only!

e’re pretty sure Mercedes will release more video of the run in the future, so stay tuned for more info.

When it comes to Canadian auto tuners, nobody holds as much esteem as SR Auto Group. But to consider them as the only noticeable aftermarket company north of the border is stretching it a little.

One in particular, Inspired Autosport, can also lay claim to being a popular tuning firm and to prove that, it recently collaborated with SR Auto Group to customize the new Mercdes C63 AMG .

Billed as "Project Eintsaz,” Inspired Autosport and SR Auto Group went to great lengths to give the German super coupe cosmetic, handling, and performance upgrades.

In the end, the project was aimed to add more ferocity to the already ferocious C63 AMG , one that’s ultimately capable of giving other sports and race cars a run for their money, whether that’s on the street or on a race track.

Click past the jump to read what Inspired Autosport and SR Auto Group did to the Mercedes C63 AMG

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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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