No New Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG?!?

Muamer Hodzic April 14, 2009

Word the web is that Mercedes-Benz will not build a replacement for the CLK63 AMG. Mercedes says that it doesn’t plan on producing an AMG version of the now called E-Class Coupe, stating that positioning is the problem.

An Insider told Autocar at the New York Auto Show that a new version of the CLK63 would be too close to the CLS63 AMG, both in price and positioning – which they say might lead to sales cannibalization. The new E-Class is now being built on the E-Class platform, where as the CLK was built on the C-Class platform.

This will also have an impact on any successor to the CLK AMG Black Series, even though, that car really had no competitor, and was in it’s own totally separate class. I for some reason have a hard time believing in this, not because I don’t trust Autocar or the insider, but because Mercedes has a history of making an AMG version of almost every car in its inventory, so why would this be any different. We shall see.

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Comments (4)

  1. That would suck big time. The E Class is more for older people whereas the E Coupe, in styling at least will appeal more for younger people imo. So if anything the Coupe should get the AMG because its more of a sporty genre being a coupe and all. And the E class styling just sucks at the back as opposed to the coupe which just looks like it’s begging to be breathed on by AMG. Did Mercedes produce a GLK AMG version? I would imagine that they wouldn’t have done for the same reason if all this is true.

    This sucks if its true.

  2. I totally agree with you Reg, I’d rather see a E-Class Coupe AMG version, than a E-Class if it came down to choosing which one should get the AMG tuning.

    It could be that they’re rethinking their strategy when it comes to the AMG models. When you really think about it, it might not be a bad idea, I mean they offered a R63 AMG version with over 500 hp, why in the world would build something like that.

    I doubt there will be a GLK AMG version, mainly due to the size of the car. The actual point of the mini-SUV is to be fuel efficient and practical – not really what AMG is all about.

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