Car News 23 Feb 2017

Mercedes-AMG reveals three 50th anniversary special editions

To celebrate Mercedes-AMG’s 50th anniversary the high performance brand are releasing a series of limited production special editions.

The 3 models receiving the celebratory special edition treatment include the AMG GT C Roadster, the C63 Cabriolet and the C43 Coupe and Cabriolet.

The first is the AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50, only 500 will be made. The Edition 50 runs on the same 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged hot-V V8 with a seven-speed dual clutch. The car produces 550bhp and 680lb ft of torque and is capable of sprinting from 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds with a flat out speed of 200mph.

The exterior of the Edition 50 is differentiated from the standard with a gloss black finish on the grille, side skirts, rear diffuser, wing vents and front splitter. The alloys have also been tinted. It is available in two special matte colour schemes, grey magno or cashmere white.

The interior is a black and silver theme. The seats are finished in premium black and silver leather with matching seatbelts with black and silver trim. There are high gloss elements across the centre console and the GT Edition 50 logo is embossed into the head rests.

The C63 Cabriolet and Cabriolet S Ocean Blue Editions will be even rarer and will be limited in production to a mere 150 cars.  It runs on the same twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 with either 460bhp or 503bhp. The Ocean Blue editions feature an exclusive blue coloured fabric roof, which is used as a theme colour throughout the car’s interior and exterior. There is a choice of selenite grey or cashmere white paint. The interior is finished with quilted diamond leather in crystal grey.

Lastly, the 362bhp V6 C43 Coupe and Cabriolet Night Editions receive darken coloured palates. The Night Editions are finished with black exterior trim and high gloss elements. The 190inch alloys are finished in matt black. There is a new black diamond design grille.

All three models will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Order books will open from the 6th March with delivery dates starting in June or July depending on the model.

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