Following on from our BMW Photoshop session, here’s the Mercedes edition.
We gained inspiration to do this edit from our previous Photoshop attempt on fitting older BMW’s with their new 4 Series kidney grille, however this time we used BMW M division’s friendly competition and arch-nemesis – the one based in Affalterbach.
So… In an alternate dimension where all car grilles were larger than in our version of Earth, what would Mercedes-AMG cars have looked like?
Mercedes-Benz 2.5-16 Evolution (W201)
Ok so we’re starting off with a lie already. This isn’t an AMG car, as the AMG tuned variant was named the 3.2 AMG and had black grilles, but we’ll be honest in saying that we couldn’t find an appropriate photo of that. So instead, we’ve used this – the Cosworth tuned Evolution. If we’re to be completely truthful, we don’t think this looks too bad, as it reminds us of much older Mercedes models, but we’ll leave that up to you to decide.
Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG (W202)
This is perhaps what we’d call the forgotten generation of AMG – the W202. For the Photoshop, we have chosen the C36 as opposed to the later V8 powered C43 for the same reason as above (not being able to find an appropriate photo of a C43). The C36 was the first AMG badged car after Daimler acquired the engine building company, and it packed a 3.6L straight-six engine which produced over 200kW – an impressive figure for its time. We’re unsure about this edit, but it doesn’t look as bad as we thought it would.
Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG (W203)
Arguably a less desirable generation of C-Class, the W203 may have been a lower point for Mercedes – however, it only took an AMG engine to liven things up. We’ve chosen the C32 for our Photoshop W203 representative (as opposed to the V8 powered C55), as it’s all we managed to scurrage. Powered by a 260kW supercharged V6, naught-to-sixty (0-100km/h) takes just 5 seconds, proving real competition for it’s rivals. With the larger grille, this may just arguably be the most questionable edit on our short list, but again, we’ll leave that up to you to decide.
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG (W204)
The generation of Mercedes we’d give the editors choice award to, the iconic C63 AMG. Powered by a raucous 6.2L normally aspirated V8, the facelift C63 produced a lucrative 336kW (451hp) of power which paired with a 7-speed multi-clutch gearbox, turned out to be quite a fun and enjoyable ride – as long as you didn’t mind spine shattering suspension. In our opinion, this edit didn’t turn out as bad as we expected. Let us know what you think.
Mercedes-AMG C63 (W205)
Finally, we’ve reached the end of the list. To top it all off, it’s the car that you’ve seen in the cover, the latest and objectively greatest AMG C63. Flipping the AMG badge onto the other side of the car and slanting the ‘A’, the W205 was the first car to lose the Mercedes-Benz name. Produced under the Daimler trademarked ‘Mercedes-AMG’, the C63 packs a new 4.0L biturbo V8, which in ‘S’ guise punches out 375kW (503hp) of power and 700Nm of torque. This edited example is the update W205, which features a stretched version of AMG’s Panamericana grille. Let us know what you think.
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