Mercedes-AMG’s Most Prestigious Performance Cars
If you’re in the market for a performance-oriented luxury car, the AMG range has some delicious products to offerby Sidd Dhimaan, on
The AMG portfolio is arguably the most envious of the three Germans, and why wouldn’t it be? Right from small and fast, fun-to-drive cars like the CLA to full-blown performance madness like the GT, AMG has got it all. We recently covered the SUVs and crossovers from the AMG stable, but here’s a list of all the sedans, coupes, convertibles, and roadsters that the automaker’s performance division has to offer:
Mercedes-AMG CLA - $47,900
TheCLA is the cheapest way to own an AMG model, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting a ‘cheap’ model here. The Mercedes-AMG CLA, just like the GLA, is offered in two variants – CLA 35 and CLA 45. The CLA is offered with 18- or 19-inch AMG wheels with a variety of designs. On the inside, it comes with features like powered and heated AMG Performance front seats, keyless entry and start, 40/20/40 split rear seats, 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and touchscreen system, and so on.
Both, the CLA 35 and the CLA 45, draw power from the same 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. In the CLA 35, the engine makes 302 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of twist, whereas, in the CLA 45, it generates 382 horses and 354 pound-feet of oomph. While both come with the 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system, the CLA 35 coupe is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and the CLA 45 coupe is paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The CLA 35 takes 4.8 seconds to 60 mph and the CLA 45 takes just four seconds. Here’s how the models are priced:
- 2022 Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 Coupe - $47,900
- 2022 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 Coupe - $55,900
Mercedes-AMG C43 - $60,500
The C-Class has gone on a thug mode under AMG’s wings and we can’t stop gushing about it. Offered in a two-door coupe and cabriolet form, the C43 is a perfect mix of style, performance, and luxury for a reasonable price. The AMG body styling is evident from all corners and it looks stellar. On the inside, the coupe comes with MB-Tex material on the upper dash and door, 14-way adjustable front AMG Performance sports seats, dual-zone climate control, etc. Behind the Nappa leather-wrapped steering wheel is a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, and on the dash is a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
The C43, in both the avatars, comes with a 3.0-liter, bi-turbo V-6 engine under the hood that pumps out 385 horses and 384 pound-feet of twist. Mercedes has paired it with a nine-speed automatic gearbox and a 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system. It takes 4.5 seconds to 60 mph from rest and has a top speed of 155 mph. The C43 Cabriolet, however, is 0.1 seconds slower to 60 mph. Here’s how it is priced:
- 2022 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe - $60,500
- 2022 Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet - $67,000
Mercedes-AMG E53 - $75,000
The E53 is offered in the widest variety of body styles in the AMG lineup. You can have it in either a sedate four-door sedan avatar, or a two-door coupe and convertible. Offered in 13 exterior shades and a plethora of optional packages, the AMG E-Class equivalent looks stunning in all avatars. Creature comforts like a dual-zone automatic gearbox, ambient lighting, heated front seats and steering wheel, and a dual 12.3-inch setup of a digital instrument cluster and touchscreen infotainment system are offered as standard.
The AMG E53 is powered by the 3.0-liter, turbocharged inline-six engine with a mild-hybrid setup that makes 429 horses and 384 pound-feet of torque in all the body styles it is offered in. It is mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox and the famous 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system. Despite the same state of tune as its SUV and coupe counterparts, the AMG E53 sedan and cabriolet take just 4.4 seconds to 60 mph; 0.8 and 0.9 seconds quicker than the GLE 53 SUV and GLE 53 Coupe, respectively. The coupe is even quicker, taking just 4.3 seconds to 60 mph from naught. The prices for the AMG E-Class models are as follows:
- 2022 Mercedes-AMG E 53 Sedan - $75,000
- 2022 Mercedes-AMG E 53 Coupe - $77,600
- 2022 Mercedes-AMG E 53 Cabriolet - $84,350
Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door - $92,500
The GT sedan is the embodiment of performance, luxury, and practicality stuffed into one beautiful package. It is offered in four different avatars – GT 43, GT 53, GT 63, and GT 63 S. While luxurious on the inside, it’s the marvel on the outside that makes this creation a drool-worthy product. The aerodynamic build and the overall dynamic design culminate to build a high-performance four-door formula that not a lot of manufacturers have been able to succeed with.
The Mercedes GT 4-Door is powered by the 3.0-liter, turbocharged inline-six model. In the GT 43 avatar, it makes 362 ponies and 369 pound-feet of torque. Opt for the GT 53 tune and you’ll have 429 horses and 384 pound-feet of oomph at your disposal. The former takes 4.8 seconds to sprint to 60 mph from rest, whereas the GT 53 is 0.4 seconds quicker to the landmark.
The GT 63 series is powered by the 4.0-liter, bi-turbo V-8 engine that’s also seen on other AMG models. In the GT 63, it makes 575 horses and 590 pound-feet of oomph, whereas, in the GT 63 S, it churns out a whopping 630 ponies and 664 pound-feet of oomph. This hardware allows the GT 63 and the GT 63 S to sprint to 60 mph in just 3.3- and 3.1 seconds, respectively. The top speed is limited to 193 mph and 195 mph. A GT 63 E-Performance is also offered this year and it makes 830 horses!
The GT 4-Door is priced as follows:
- 2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 4-Door Coupe - $92,500
- 2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4-Door Coupe - $102,600
- 2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4-Door Coupe - $150,000 (est.)
- 2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4-Door Coupe - $170,000 (est.)
- 2023 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E-Performance - $190,000 (est.)
Mercedes-AMG EQE - $110,000 (est.)
The EQE, the electric sedan that could be the best-selling EV to roll out of its factory, has also been given the AMG treatment. On the outside, it features the signature AMG-specific black panel grille, ‘Digital Light’ headlamps, front splitter, rear diffuser, and a spoiler. Inside the cabin, you’ll find MB-Tex upholstery, and the usual parts from the AMG bin like the sports pedals, floor mats, and door sill trims.
The EQE is baby EQS in every aspect, and AMG didn’t spare this model either. The performance arm has future-proofed itself by electrifying (pun intended) the EQE
and giving it oodles of power. It is offered with a dual-motor setup that churns out 617 horses and 701 pound-feet of torque in the standard avatar. Shell out extra moolah on the AMG Dynamic Plus Package and you’ll have a staggering 677 horses and 738 pound-feet of oomph at your disposal. It takes 3.4- and 3.2 seconds to 60 mph, respectively. The top speed also increases from 137 mph to 149 mph. The provisional figures suggest a range of 276 to 322 miles as per the WLTP cycle. There’s no word on the official pricing yet, but reports suggest the AMG EQE could cost as much as $165,000 with all optional goodies!
Mercedes-AMG EQS - $147,500
Mercedes also gave its flagship electric sedan, the EQS, the AMG treatment. The AMG EQS comes with a ton of differentiating factors on the outside when compared to the standard EQS. You’ll find air curtains, a front splitter, AMG side sill panels in high-gloss black, flics and fins on the air intakes, a diffuser with six longitudinal fins, and a larger rear spoiler. Inside the cabin, there is an AMG Performance steering wheel wrapped in Nappa leather, space grey MB-Tex upholstery, AMG sports pedals, floor mats, door sill trims, and so on.
The AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ comes with a dual-motor setup that churns out 649 horses and 700 pound-feet of torque in the standard form and 751 ponies and 752 pound-feet of twist when opted with the Dynamic Plus Package. The performance figures include a 0-60 mph time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. It offers a range of 277 miles. The 2022 Mercedes-AMG EQS starts at $147,000 and can go dangerously close to the $200,000-mark as you keep adding optional accessories and packages.
Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe - $118,600
This is where the performance orientation in the models starts to take center stage over the luxury and practicality aspects. Don’t get me wrong, it is still pretty luxurious on the inside and a great place to be in, but they are profound for their performance more than feature lists here. This stunning coupe is what big-money-Mercedes looks like. Look at it from any angle and your jaw will drop. The two-seater comes with a long hood, a low stance, and mighty aggressive looks.
It is offered in three iterations - GT Coupe, GT C Coupe, and the GT Coupe Black Series. The GT and GT C can be had as roadsters as well. They are powered by a 4.0-liter, bi-turbo V-8, but they’re differently tuned. The GT Coupe and the GT Roadster make 523 horses and 494 pound-feet of torque, the GT C Coupe and the GT C Roadster churns out 550 horses and 502 pound-feet of twist, and the GT Black Series Coupe puts out a massive 720 ponies and 590 pound-feet of torque. All of them are mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic that powers the rear wheels. They take 3.7- , 3.6-, and 3.1 seconds to 60 mph, respectively. The Roadster models also sprint to 60 mph in the same time as their respective coupe counterparts. Here’s how much Mercedes charges for each of them:
- 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe - $118,600
- 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupe - $153,500
- 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Coupe - $325,000
- 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster - $130,700
- 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster- $165,100