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Mercedes-AMG Preps Three Special Editions for Geneva

50th Anniversary celebrations roll on

Ed Tahaney
Feb 23, 2017

Affalterbach really knows how to party. To help celebrate its 50th anniversary, Mercedes-AMG will debut three new special-edition variants at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

First up is the AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50, followed by the C63 S Cabriolet Ocean Blue Edition, and the new C43 Coupe and Cabriolet AMG Performance Studio Packages. Here's how you can tell them apart when you spot them in the wild this summer.

2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
$112,400 Base Model (MSRP) 16/22 MPG Fuel Economy

2018 Mercedes AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50 rear three quarter 660x438 1 Photo 2/15   |   2018 Mercedes AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50 rear three quarter

AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50

Outside, the AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50 gets a sweet Graphite Gray Magno paint job with black highlights on the chrome wheels, skirt trim, front splitter, grille, front fender fins, rear diffuser, and tailpipe trim.

Under the hood, the special roadster packs a 4.0-liter twin turbo V-8 engine with 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It can hit 60 mph from a standstill in 3.7 seconds and has a electronically limited top speed of 196 mph.

Inside, it gets a Silver Pearl/Black nappa Leather interior with gray diamond-patterned topstitching on the seats and steering wheel. It also receives "Edition 50" badging and the Night Package, which includes steering wheel spokes, shift paddles, and door sill panels in black.

2018 Mercedes AMG C63 Cabriolet Ocean Blue Edition front three quarter 660x438 1 Photo 3/15   |   2018 Mercedes AMG C63 Cabriolet Ocean Blue Edition front three quarter

Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet Ocean Blue Edition

Mercedes says the Ocean Blue Edition of the AMG C63 S Cabriolet is limited to just 150 cars worldwide, so your chances of seeing another Deep Ocean Blue soft-top are pretty slim. The exclusive color is also found on the cabriolet's bumper, wheel caps, and clock.

The C63 S Cabrio Ocean Blue edition is decked out in Cashmere White Magno paint. AMG forged wheels are available in titanium gray and feature a cross-spoke design with 19-inch wheels up front and 20-inchers at the rear.

Underneath the hood, the special cabriolet offers a 4.0-liter twin turbo V-8 engine with 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. It's mated to a seven-speed transmission and can do 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds. Top speed is limited to 174 mph, which should be plenty fast with the top down.

The interior gets Crystal Gray nappa leather with diamond quilting and Deep Ocean Blue contrasting topstitching. The steering wheel is plucked from the AMG S63 Cabriolet and features a black rim, nappa leather, and silver buttons. Be sure to dress accordingly so you don't clash with your ride.

2018 Mercedes AMG C43 Coupe with AMG Performance Studio Package rear three quarter 660x438 1 Photo 4/15   |   2018 Mercedes AMG C43 Coupe with AMG Performance Studio Package rear three quarter

Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe and Cabriolet Performance Studio Package

The AMG Performance Studio Package for the AMG C43 Coupe and Cabriolet gets a heavy dose of — you guessed it — black inside and out.

Its diamond radiator grille receives black pins instead of chrome, and the rear bumper, side skirts, trunk lid spoiler, and tailpipe trim are all painted black. It rolls on 19-inch multi-spoke matte black wheels. Inside, the steering wheel gets a healthy splash of black too.

Both the coupe and cabriolet offer a potent 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine that cranks out 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. It's paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The coupe will get you from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds; the Cabriolet in 4.7 seconds, and both cars have a governed top speed of 130 mph.

The special editions will debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show and go on sale this summer.

Source: Mercedes-Benz

2018 Mercedes AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50 rear three quarter 1 Photo 5/15   |   Mercedes-AMG Preps Three Special Editions for Geneva
2018 Mercedes AMG C43 Cabriolet with AMG Performance Studio Package front three quarter 1 Photo 15/15   |   Mercedes-AMG Preps Three Special Editions for Geneva
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