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Category: AMG

Class of ’23: 1998 Mercedes-Benz G43 AMG

The year is 2023 and I’m still discovering vehicles that I always thought existed, but could never prove because I had never actually seen one. That changes today with the 1998 Mercedes-Benz G43 AMG. Yes, G43. This is a W463 with the AMG-tuned 4.3-liter M113 that is most known for being in the C43 AMG. The selling dealer claims this was built for the Japanese market and resided there until imported back to Germany in 2019. Stated production was just 10, and I am inclined to believe that given I’ve never actually seen one before. I love it.

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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT

I know looking at the Mercedes-AMG GT lineup is a little confusing, because what isn’t clear about having eight different trim levels of the same car, but considering Porsche currently has 26 (!) different 911 variants, I think we can sort this out. The base AMG GT, if you want to call it that, was launched back in 2014 and offered a nice package. In the same way the base Porsche 911 is a nice package. But once you start comparing it to the higher trim levels, it doesn’t seem like a great value when you can have more for just a small amount of money. It’s the same way the large-size french fry is only .30 cents more than the medium. You’d be crazy not to buy the large, but the medium exists and people do buy them. However, there isn’t a market for 5-year-old french fries the way there is for 5-year-old cars. So why for basically the same money would you get the lesser trim when the next level is literally right there? People still buy those medium fries.

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2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series

It often pays to be first. There certainly is true in the car industry as well. Especially when it comes to rare limited-production models that everyone wants but not a lot of people can get. The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is turning out to be a perfect example of how much difference a year makes when it comes to pricing. Let’s take a closer look.

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2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Sport

The Z3, TT, and SLK were all popular and, in general, hated by enthusiasts for some time. But in each of their own ways, they had something special to offer enthusiasts. For the TT, it was all-wheel drive, turbocharged power, and a body that has aged better than most French wines. For the Z3, there was the undeniably sporty Z M Roadster and the fastest bread van in the world, the Z M Coupe. What did the SLK have to offer then? Well, the nutters at AMG decided that it needed a 5.4 liter V8 mated to a 7 speed auto. With 355 horsepower and enough torque to melt your tire budget like the proverbial knife through butter, these cars were the closest thing the Germans had made to both a hot rod and a joke. While the other two are like scalpels to carve up curves, this car approaches life more as a sledgehammer to destroy it.

Offering you a dose of SLK55 AMG looks with a more modest powertrain was the SLK350. You could tick the AMG Sport Package option, which for a few grand made you look like you had the SLK55 AMG. But the V6 was still good for 300 horsepower, so these aren’t exactly slow. Let’s take a look:

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