Do the 43 models dilute the name Mercedes-AMG? Will we ever see a new Mercedes-AMG C63 Black Series? Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG, recently answered these questions.
With their AMG versions, the 43 models close the performance gap between the standard Mercedes-Benz units. The vehicles under the classification were formerly known as Mercedes-Benz AMG Sport However, AMG picked them up and changed their numeric identities from 450 to 43.
The AMG boss sat down with me CarAdvice for an interview at the New York Auto Show. He admitted that the 43 AMG models are not eroding. They just exist to make the brand more accessible to customers. He also stated that in order to receive the badge, a vehicle should pass all comparison tests. In addition, their expansion gives them additional sales momentum.
For the next question, Moers stated that the current generation of the AMG C63 will not receive a Black Series version. He pointed out that they are so busy making this happen.
However, it should be noted in his response that he does not immediately reject the idea. This could therefore open up opportunities in the future.
The AMG boss also announced that the current generation of the AMG C63 will never get an all-wheel drive variant. However, he recalled that the GLC63 and GLC63 Coupe serve as alternatives to customers looking for a C63 with all-wheel drive.
Regarding the immediate plans for the C-Class, Moers confirmed that it will get a facelift next year. He mentioned that it will give them room to improve the driving dynamics of the range.