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Mercedes told us in the past few month that every new model launched on the market will also get a special "Edition 1" and, of course, the newA45 AMG is no exception.

The new Mercedes A45 AMG Edition 1 is painted in cirrus white combined with AMG sports stripes in matte graphite grey on the hood, roof and sides. The white finish has been combined with contrasting red insertions on the radiator grille, exterior mirrors and rear wing. The car sits on a set of wheels, sized 19 inches and painted matte black and combined with contrasting red-painted brake calipers.

For the interior, the Edition 1 is offered with AMG Performance seats in ARTICO manmade leather, a dashboard in ARTICO manmade leather and the AMG Performance steering wheel wrapped in Nappa leather.

The A45 AMG Edition 1 is also offered with a new Performance Package that removes the speed limiter, so that the A45 AMG Edition 1 can hit a top speed of 167 mph not the 155 mph the standard version is limited to.

Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG

Now that we have officially seen the new A45 AMG sports hatch , it looks like Mercedes has three more A45 AMG-based models in the works, all of them are rumored to be unveiled at major shows in the upcoming months.

The first to arrive will be an AMG version for the new CLA-Class . It will arrive at the New York Auto Show and will be followed by the GLA45 AMG and the CLA Shooting Brake.

All three models will be powered by the same engine used in the A45 AMG: a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 360 horsepower and a peak torque of 331 pound-feet. Also, performance figures will be pretty much identical: 0 to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. The only model to be a little bit slower will be the GLA45 AMG due to its added weight.

Source: AutoCar
Mercedes C-Class

It’s been a while since we last heard any news on the next generation C-Class , but we think the wait was really worth. As you can see, the latest prototypes caught testing have started dropping lots of the camouflage, revealing that the next C-Class will, in fact, be a smaller version of the new S-Class. If you take a closer look at these spy shots, you will notice that the rear end is really similar to the S-Class.

The new C-Class will take its design inspiration from the F800 Concept Car shown two years ago at the Geneva Motor Show, with a more marked front grille. You shouldn’t expect the new C-Class to offer significant upgrades, because Mercedes will need its customers to be able to recognize the model. Still, Mercedes will make it more dynamic and sportier to give both the Audi A4 and the BMW 3-Series a serious competitor.

The new C-Class will be offered with various petrol and diesel engines, as well as a hybrid version – a first for the C-Class.

The new-generation C-Class sedan is expected to be unveiled in early 2014. It will be followed by a station wagon version, a coupe and a convertible. The new C-Class will be built in Mercedes’ Alabama plant alongside the GL- and M-Class.

Mercedes E63 AMG

According to British magazine AutoExpress, the Germans over at Mercedes are preparing to further expand its lineup with the addition of some more four-wheel-drive AMG models with the first one being based on the next-generation AMG version of the C-Class. The announcement was made by AMG’s senior powertrain engineering manager, Dr Jorg Gindele, who also confirmed that there is already a prototype version testing at AMG’s headquarters in Affalterbach, Germany.

He also confirmed that a Black Series variant of the current E63 AMG could also be offered, but only during its last years on the market. However, in order for this to become a reality, AMG will need to backtrack on its decision "to only produce two-door Black Series models."

Later this year, at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, we will see the first concept version for the company’s new GLA SUV. The GLA lineup will also include a four-wheel-drive GLA 45 AMG version, developed especially for the U.S. market.

And now a bad news: apparently the electric version of the SLS supercar will be the only model of this kind, because it is too heavy and its technology can’t be applied to any other model in the lineup.

Source: AutoExpress

In 1955 Mercedes unveiled the 300 SC - a car that has stolen the heart of many auto enthusiasts – but it was limited only to 92 units. So you see, the chances of finding one in our days in good conditions is pretty rare.

While the 300 SC was no doubt an amazing car, we are wondering if buying a new Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster and then paying a tuner to make it look like the 300 SC is really worth it. Apparently, a customer in Europe thinks so, as he paid the guys over Gullwing America (GWA) to make this impressive transformation.

An SLS Roadster was chosen because its platform, running gear and interior features will require only slight changes, but to make the SLS look like the 300 SC, the tuner had to do lots of work. GWA changed the position of the pop-out rear spoiler, added LED lights to the headlamps, redesigned the grille and added an assertive emblem on the top.

The tuner also installed a set of wheels, sized 22-by-12 inches on the rear and 21-by-9.5 inches upfront, a new special exhaust system and adjustable-height suspension.

With so many Mercedes-Benz AMG models floating around the market at the moment, it would have been easy to forget that the German giant doesn’t have a direct competitor to the Audi RS3 hatch or the BMW M135i . That’s where the new A45 AMG is said to step in.

Pinned to be the most affordable AMG on sale, the A45 AMG aims to not only compete with the aforementioned BMW and Audi models, but to completely annihilate them with its performance capabilities.

The A45 AMG has actually been in development for the better part of two years, and, after spying it in many times, the first official details on the car are finally here. It is the first high-performance vehicle Mercedes has ever offered in the compact class, and according to officials it will target the age range from 30 to mid-40.

The new Mercedes A45 AMG will be making its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and will be put on sale in April.

UPDATE 05/21/2013: Mercedes unveiled a new commercial for the new A45 AMG. Called "Apparition" the new ad is featuring features Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg riding the car. the ad is oddly similar to Toyota’s RAV4 ad, sans the high-performance hatchback, of course. Enjoy!

Updated 01/29/2014: Mercedes unveiled a new video featuring the new A45 AMG playing in the Sahara desert. Enjoy!

At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Carlsson will unveil a very cool tuning kit based on the Mercedes CLS3 AMG. Named "CK63 RSR," this tuning kit takes the standard 518 horsepower V8 engine and tricks it to deliver an impressive 700 horsepower. Along with the extra power, the car also receives some pretty impressive exterior and interior upgrades that transform it into an even more amazing four-door coupe .

To deliver the extra power, the CK63 RSR received a more efficient intercooler system, additional water and oil coolers, plus an additional, thermostatically controlled oil cooler for the transmission. There is also a new high performance stainless-steel sports exhaust with 200-cell metal catalytic converters. The result is a tarmac-shredding output of 700 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque. With the extra power, the CK63 RSR will go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds, will pass the 124 mph barrier in 11.6 seconds and won’t stop until it will hits a top speed of 211 mph.

The aerodynamic package includes a new carbon-fiber front lip spoiler, black stainless-steel mesh inserts in the intake grilles, brake-cooling intakes and rear carbon valance insert. Carlsson also installed an electronically retractable rear spoiler, which extends into the airflow automatically at 62 mph to help improve downforce. For the interior, Carlsson combines the finest leather with Alcantara, carbon-fiber and natural wood.

Also, in order to handle the extra power, the CK63 RSR also receives height-adjustable coil-overs with 10-position bounce and rebound adjustment, and set of wheels sized 19 or 20 inches, depending on customer’s choice.

If we think of aGerman automobile that needs no updates, then the AMG version of the current generation C-Class is certainly one that would come to mind. Still, it looks like not everyone agrees with us, and the German tuner mcchip-dkr has developed a pretty interesting tuner for the sports sedan.

A monster was born under the hood, as the tuner managed to increase the standard 487 horsepower output up to an amazing 660 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. In order to make the engine sound even better, the tuner also installed a high-end exhaust system that includes sport catalysts and remote-operated valve control.

The car also received a new a KW-Clubsport suspension system, plus a set of wheels, sized 9-by-20 inches at the front and 10.5-by-20 inches at the rear.

Most of these updates make sense, but we cannot really understand the white exterior paint combined with a crazy foliation developed by CoverEFX. Eh, guess they can’t all be perfect…

The price for the kit is €25,999 (about $35k at the current exchange rates), but you can also get the full car for €84,999.00 ($114,000).

The Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster is one of the few supercars that can stand alone sans any aesthetic or aerodynamic modifications.

But if you told us that Mercedes tuner extraordinaire, MEC Design, was preparing said program, we wouldn’t have any problems with it.

Comprising of an aero package that includes a bevy of new aftermarket components, MEC Design’s new program for the SLS AMG Roadster is a certified barnburner. The replacement front bumper can be had with either a one or two-piece spoiler. More aggressive side skirts are also part of the package as well as a new trunk-lid spoiler, an optional set of LED daytime running lights, a new rear bumper that can be customized to fit either an Extreme, Formula, or GT3 diffuser section, and a set of 20-inch and 21-inch mecextreme3 alloy wheels that have been fitted and wrapped in 275/30ZR20 and 295/25ZR21.

Oh, and speaking of the spoilers and the diffuser, you can tell MEC Design to use clear-coated carbon fiber to further shoot up the exclusivity and look of the sexy SLS AMG Roadster.

Inside, the modifications are right in line with what you’ve come to expect from MEC Design. The usual digs of leather, Alcantara, and carbon fiber dominate the interior remodeling, particularly on the steering wheel, the console, sill plates and the seats.

When it comes to Mercedes AMG models, most of us won’t find anything we would like to change, but there are guys out there who think even the most aggressive-looking models can still be customized.

Like the folks over Misha Designs, who have developed an aesthetic kit for the CLS 63 AMG . Los Angeles-based tuner, Misha Design has teamed up with Couture Customs of Scottsdale, Arizona, and they have developed a body kit any American can enjoy.

The body kit includes upgraded front and rear bumpers, fenders, hood, side skirts, and trunk. On top of all of that, Misha also developed roof spoilers to give it a real sporty look. The guys over Couture Customs will be responsible for the custom installation and painting.

Along with the exterior upgrades, the kit also includes stylish upgrades to the interior with custom stitching and accents, and a set of 20-inch wheels painted white to match the exterior body color.

We’re usually not one to fall in love with body kits, but this one definitely gets our seal of approval.

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