Coming soon to a Mercedes-Benz store next to you, are three brand-new and special AMG models: the 2014 SLS AMG Black Series coupe and the 2014 C63 AMG Edition 507 sedan and coupe, all of which have more power, more features, and as you would expect, a higher price tag.
We've covered the Black Series in the past, but if for whatever reason you don't want to read our previous posts, in a nutshell, it gains a 622hp version of the V8 engine for a 3.5 second run to 60mph (96km/h), chassis revisions including suspension and brakes, a faster transmission, styling and aero improvements, plus new wheels and a re-trimmed interior.
The other special models are the C63 AMG 507 Edition Sedan, priced from $70,000 plus $925 for destination and delivery, and the C63 Edition 507 Coupe that starts at $72,500, excluding $925 for destination and delivery.
The short story on the 507 Edition (the long story can be found here) is that it replaces the optional AMG Development Package adding 56 hp to the output of the 6.3-liter V8 for a total of 507hp with 450 lb.-ft. of torque
According to the Germans, the coupe 507 Edition accelerates from 0-60mph (96km/h) in 4.1 seconds, or 0.3 seconds faster than the existing 451hp C63 AMG and also beats the former optional AMG Development Package which produced 481hp by 0.2 seconds. In addition, maximum speed has been electronically raised to 174 mph (280km/h), up from the standard 155mph (250km/h), while Mercedes has also tweaked the styling and added carbon ceramic brake discs.
Sales of the C63 AMG 507 Edition begin this month.