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Mercedes-AMG Model Lineup to Increase After New York Auto Show

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AMG will be getting some exciting new upgrades and expansions in the upcoming years. Announced at the New York International Auto Show, the chairman of AMG announced that vehicle sales rose a whopping 40%, leading the Mercedes-AMG brand to expand its lineup.

Although nothing is official yet, according to AutoNews(subscription required) the brand will get roughly 10 new nameplates, based on existing Mercedes models. AMG is known for its high-performance design, making it a world leader in street-to-track automotive design and engineering. Plus, the styling is unparalleled, with sleek curves, carbon fiber, chrome and more. Best of all, the Mercedes-AMG model lineup is notorious for rich engine sounds.

“We’re going to expand our portfolio to 48 different models by the end of the year,” said Tobias Moers, chairman of AMG. “Stand-alone AMG showrooms are getting feasible worldwide. We are going to open up one in Japan, and we’re having a discussion in Australia about that.”

Roughly a dozen dealerships in the US have a dedicated AMG showroom, which will likely see an expansion thanks to good sales. Mercedes announced this number may be expanding to over 100 in upcoming years. We can’t wait to see more AMG models on the road. What do you think of this incredible news? Tell us below!

GLC-Class AMG Model Coming Soon to Mercedes Lineup

Just when you thought the GLC-Class AMG model couldn’t get any cooler, Mercedes-Benz announces it’ll be adding an AMG Sport variant in 2017. That’s right—the crossover that’ll be replacing the GLK-Class for 2016 will offer a tricked-out sport model that’ll combine utility, performance, and sheer excitement like never before.

The GLC-Class AMG model—also called the GLC450 AMG Sport—will be powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6. While performance figures haven’t been released, we know that it’s the same engine found in the C450 and GLE450 AMG Sport models, both of which pump out 362 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque. This should mean a top speed of 155 mph and a 0-to-60 time of just five seconds.

It’s also assumed that the GLC Coupe, which should make its debut around the same time as the GLC450 AMG Sport, will get its own AMG Sport variant. Only time will tell, and we here at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead will be on the lookout for more news of these models ahead of their 2016 debuts!