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Mercedes will likely not run out of models to give "Edition 1" labels to. The German automaker continues to build new models, so naturally, more Edition 1 models are expected to come out of the woodwork, too. Now, Autocar is reporting that Mercedes is actually bringing a new Edition 1 model to the 2014 Paris Motor Show. But this isn’t your usual Edition 1 model; this is the Mercedes-AMG GT Edition 1. Business is about to pick up, ladies and gentlemen.

Mercedes has yet to reveal details surrounding the Mercedes-AMG GT Edition 1. Fortunately, Autocar was able to get its hands on some photos of what looks like the AMG Edition 1. One thing I can tell you is that this model looks a little different from the GT and GT S models we all saw earlier this in September. Take a closer look and you’ll notice a lot of carbon-fiber additions, particularly on the front air ducts, and the lower outer edges of the front bumper.

The Mercedes-AMG GT Edition 1 also reportedly comes with a prominent fixed rear wing and a set of 10-spoke alloy wheels. I counted myself and yes, those wheels have 10 spokes on them.

I’m not expecting the GT Edition 1 to come with an engine upgrade because none of the Edition 1 models before it came with one. That’s okay, because the AMG GT still packs a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo, V-8 engine that produces an impressive 510 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough to propel the sports car from 0 to 60 mph in about 3.9 seconds to go with a top speed of 189 mph.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes-AMG GT Edition 1.

Source: AutoCar

Although AMG started selling its own versions of the C-Class as early as 1995, it wasn’t until 1998 when the first beefed-up wagon arrived. Affalterbach’s first grocery-getter was based on the C43 AMG and borrowed the sedan’s 302-horsepower, 4.3-liter V-8. The following generation, the C55 AMG, gained an estate version as well, this time motivated by the 362 horses coming from a 5.5-liter V-8. In 2008, the AMG-prepped C-Class received an even bigger V-8 engine displacing 6.2 liters and churning 451 ponies. As we approach the 2014 Paris Motor Show , AMG is rolling out a brand-new generation of the C63 AMG, this time around based on the recently unveiled 2015 C-Class and dubbed the Mercedes-AMG C63..

The high-performance wagon joins its sedan sibling in receiving AMG’s all-new biturbo, 4.0-liter V-8. Shared with the AMG GT sports car, the mill is the first to send the C63 into 500-horsepower territory through its range-topping S version. Of course, the AMG C63 Estate is not just about enhanced output, but to find out more about that you’ll have to read on after the jump.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate.

The list of Mercedes models bearing the “Edition 1” name is growing longer and longer by the day. We’ve already seen a handful of them unveiled in 2014 alone, and since the year isn’t done, what’s one more added to the list, right? Mercedes did just that by unveiling the C63 Edition 1.

Like any other Edition 1 model, the Mercedes-AMG C63 Edition 1 features an exclusive design and an array of new features. The Edition 1 model is essentially an AMG C63 dressed up in a fancy tux with some nice accessories to go with it. That’s a pretty appropriate way to describe it.

Mercedes-AMG will likely sell the C63 Edition 1 in limited quantities. Mercedes hasn’t said how many of these models will be available but our hunch is that there won’t be a lot. The good news is that you’re going to have some time to mull it over before deciding on buying one. You might even decide to score the more powerful C63 S Edition 1, which could also get an Edition 1 version, given we’re reading the press release correctly.

The C63 AMG is tipped to make an appearance at the 2014 Paris Motor Show on October 4, 2014.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 1.

AMG began meddling with the C-Class in 1995 — one year after the C-Class debuted — when it released the C36 AMG and its 268-horsepower V-6. The 1998 model year brought about the release of the C43 AMG, which featured a larger V-8 engine rated at 302 ponies. AMG then followed that up with the 349-horsepower C32 AMG in 2002, and then with the 362-horsepower C55 AMG in 2005. Finally, in 2008, the C63 AMG sent the sedan into 450-horsepower territory with a huge 6.2-liter V-8 tweaked to generate 451 horses. With the standard 2015 C-Class having arrived in dealerships in early 2014, Mercedes-Benz is rolling out a brand-new iteration of the AMG-prepped C63.This time around dubbed Mercedes-AMG C63, with the Germans dropping the Benz moniker from the official name, the new-generation vehicle marks the beginning of a new era for the sedan.

Much like its predecessor did in 2008, the 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 gets a brand-new engine in the form of a biturbo, 4.0-liter V-8. The unit is identical with the one previously launched in the AMG GT sports car and comes not with just more horsepower, but with improved fuel efficiency as well. Read on for the full details surrounding AMG’s new high-performance compact .

Updated 09/24/2014: Mercedes has released all the important details on the new 2015 C63 AMG.

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Mercedes-Benz increased production capacity for the CLA four-door coupe back in May 2014 in an attempt to increase the dwindling supply that has affected U.S. sales recently. The increased production proved a huge hit, as sales peaked in July and August. Today, Daimler is taking is a step with CEO Dieter Zetsche confirming the U.S. will get additional CLA sedans , but he refrained from giving specific numbers, Automotive News reports.

Zetsche hopes the additional units will help increase CLA sales in the U.S., a market that has been affected by a tight supply since spring 2014, after the initial allocation sold out. "We could have sold twice as many vehicles, easily, compared to our planning," he said at a press event.

CLA sales in the States peaked at 4,895 units in October 2013 and dropped below 2,000 examples starting February 2014. Deliveries picked up to more than 2,000 units a year in July and August after recording a 1,214-unit low in May, but the Germans are far from meeting U.S. demand.

The baby CLS is made at the Kecskemet factory in Hungary, which added a third shift in May 2014.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes CLA-Class.

Mercedes-Benz is expanding its S-Class lineup for 2015 with a plug-in hybrid version, joining the S400 Hybrid and the S300 BlueTEC Hybrid. The S550 Plug-in Hybrid features an extreme level of technical innovations all working together to produce the most efficient driving experience while still offering all the posh buyers expect from Mercedes.

The sedan uses a twin-turbocharged, V-6 engine and a high-voltage, 8.7 kWh lithium-ion battery to motivate the car. A super-compact electric motor fits in place of the seven-speed automatic’s torque converter, allowing for easy fitment under the S-Class’ floor pan.

Four drive modes allow the driver to chose between Hybrid, E-Mode (electric only, E-Save (less electric, more gasoline) and Charge (charges the battery while driving). The S550 Plug-in Hybrid also uses recuperative braking system to slow the car. The system works to eliminate the noticeable transition between the conventional brakes and the electric motor in generator mode.

On top of recuperative braking, the S550 Plug-in Hybrid lives up to its name by offering a receptacle in the rear bumper for charging from a power source. What’s more, Mercedes Mercedes is working alongside BMW on a wireless, inductive charging system. Mercedes hasn’t revealed when inductive charging with be available, but expect it in the future.

Updated 09/17/2014: Mercedes unveiled a new set of images and full specs on the 2015 S500 Plug-in Hybrid. Check them out after the jump.
Click past the jump to read more about the S500 Plug-In Hybrid

Mercedes has been caught testing its latest version of the C63 AMG at the famed Nürburgring . The short spy video depicts the V-8 brawler ripping around the track with Jaguars and BMWs all around. No doubt Mercedes is sizing up the competition. The performance sedan will be all-new for 2015, just as its less-powerful C-Class stablemates. With plenty of design cues coming from the ritzy S-Class, the C is quite the looker.

Aesthetics aside, the C63 AMG makes itself known by the ferocious growl emanating from its quad exhaust and 4.0-liter, biturbo V-8. Its sound and specs should be familiar as it’s the same V-8 found in the just-released AMG GT . Both cars will give customers the choice of a 456-horsepower version or 503-horsepower unit. If the C63 AMG’s curb weight lands around that of the AMG GT , we can expect 0 to 60 mph times of less than four seconds.

Mated to that will be Mercedes’ seven-speed, dual clutch transmission, though it won’t likely be mounted in a transaxle configuration as the AMG GT’s design entails.

We can expect Mercedes to launch the 2015 C63 AMG sometime in the coming months, with models hitting dealer floors in 2015. Pricing will likely be set just north of the $60,000 mark.

Rumors about the Mercedes AMG GT started as early as 2012, and for a short period of time, it was believed that the new SLS AMG would be called the SLC. Obviously, this is not the case, as Mercedes and AMG have chosen the GT name for the sports car that comes to replace the aging SLS AMG as the company’s halo rig. Essentially the baby brother of the SLS, the AMG GT comes as a new competitor for the Porsche 911 just as we’re heading toward 2015. Compared to the SLS, the Mercedes-AMG GT is lighter and slimmer, making use of even more carbon fiber and aluminum. In a shocking twist of SLS insult, the GT is devoid of gullwing doors.

Less dramatic as far as design and power go, the GT also comes with a cheaper price tag compared to its brother. Read on for the full details surrounding Stuttgart’s latest road-going "silver arrow".

Updated 09/12/2014: Mercedes unveiled a new video showing the new AMG GT in action at the "Circuit of the Americas." Enjoy!

Updated 09/22/2014: Mercedes unveiled the entire exterior palette for the new AMG GT. Check it out after the jump and let us know which color is your favorite.

Click past the jump to read more about the future Mercedes-AMG GT.

The appointment of former Nissan executive Andy Palmer as the new CEO of Aston Martin has opened deeper talks between the British car maker and German auto conglomerate Daimler . Reuters is reporting that Daimler boss Dieter Zetsche is “fundamentally open” to deeper talks with Aston Martin so long as Palmer wants to have one.

That appears to be a certainty given Palmer’s attempts to persuade Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn to invest in Aston Martin when he was still with Japanese manufacturer. Those discussions didn’t amount to anything and many in the industry believe that it was a factor in Palmer jumping ship — or cars — to the British automaker.

Now that he’s with Aston Martin, Palmer’s close relationship with Daimler during his time at Nissan is expected to play a big role in Aston Martin’s dealings with the German luxury car maker.

Daimler already owns five percent of Aston Martin and the two companies have existing engine deals with each other, including a tie-up to develop a new generation of AMG V-8 engines.

Don’t be surprised if talks between the two sides heat up soon. Daimler’s open to it and with Palmer now the CEO of Aston Martin, the pieces are in place for that to happen.

Click past the jump to read more about the Daimler-Aston Martin partnership.

Source: Reuters

The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT is now completely void of its hideous, green camo and all its stats are public knowledge, as Mercedes officially debuted the two-door coupe on September 9, 2014. But what about the Roadster version, you ask? Well here is our idea of what a drop-top GT would look like.

Mercedes has been pretty hush-hush about building a Roadster version of its AMG GT and we haven’t seen a test mule making its rounds, so figure on at least another year before anything happens.

Whether or not Mercedes intends on building the roadster is really the question to ask. Some say Mercedes will skip on building an AMG GT Roadster in order to protect its slow-selling SL-Class Roadster. On the other hand, the German automaker could stand to make some big money on a drop-top version of its newest offering. Plus, Mercedes has some good competition coming from Porsche and Audi.

If Mercedes-AMG does build the AMG GT Roadster, count on the same greasy bits to be under the bodywork, including the twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V-8. Like the coupe version, the roadster would likely share the two distinct outputs, allowing for model separation and an extra level of prestige for top-tier buyers.

Updated 09/10/2014: Now that we have seen the official pictures of the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT it’s pretty easy to imagine what the roadster version will look. Check out our new rendering to see it for yourself.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster.


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