Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50 to debut in Geneva

Affalterbach really knows how to party.

According to Britain's Autocar, Mercedes will mark the 50th anniversary of its AMG division with a new, AMG GT-inspired concept known as the GT4. The GT C Roadster Edition 50 meanwhile, will make their way to customers the month after.

Image: Daimler unveils limited edition Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster.

No changes are made to the mechanicals which means the car's twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 pumps out a maximum 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The Edition 50 is claimed to have a top speed 316km/h.

All these limited-run models will go on sale on March 6, with deliveries slated for June for the C43 4Matic Night and C63 Ocean Blue. It's mated to a seven-speed transmission and can do 0-60 miles per hour in 4.0 seconds. The top speed of the two vehicles is 250km/h.

The AMG Performance Studio Package for the AMG C43 Coupe and Cabriolet gets a heavy dose of - you guessed it - black inside and out. The Edition 50 version gets an exclusive finish called Designo Graphite Gray Magno along with black chrome accents on the side skirts, front splitter, grille, front fender vents, the rear diffuser, and the exhaust tailpipe trims. Matte black 19-inch wheels with high-sheen rim flanges are also part of the cars' styling. Inside, the steering wheel gets a healthy splash of black too.

Compared to the GT and C63, the C43 makes use of a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 with 367 PS at its disposal. The all-paw models comes with AMG Performance 4Matic permanent all-wheel drive and a 9G-Tronic automatic transmission to ensure all that power is properly deployed. The coupe will get you from 0-60 miles per hour in 4.6 seconds; the Cabriolet in 4.7 seconds, and both cars have a governed top speed of 130 miles per hour.

Mercedes-AMG is releasing three special edition vehicles at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.

  • Carolyn Briggs