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Those octane junkies in Affalterbach never seem to tire of developing new, more powerful engines and shoehorning them into everything with four wheels and a three-pointed star. The Mercedes AMG website is featuring a cryptic bit of flash animation that shows the back end of an unknown new product speeding through a haze, accompanied by the caption that reads, "In July... the fog lifts." Hey, wait a minute... July... that's this month!

The indication that Benz' in-house tuning division is preparing, in short order, to release a new model naturally leads to speculation over just what that new model might be. One definite possibility could be the impending AMG version of the newly-released C-Class, on which spy shots and information have been trickling in of late. Aside from a C63 AMG, we can speculate based on AMG's current line-up of fire-snorting models, which places the division's latest 6.3-liter V8 in every Mercedes model except for three: the G-Class SUV, the outgoing C-Class wagon, and the SLK roadster, all of which still use the outgoing 5.5-liter engine.

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[Source: Mercedes AMG via eMercedes-Benz]

Releasing a new C63 AMG wagon based on the outgoing model would be an odd move when the new model is just around the bend, and the intentionally obscured image above – a screen capture from the website animation – while vague, clearly rules out the big, boxy G-Wagon. Darkened and blurred, the rear ends of the C-Class and SLK would look similar, although the top edge of the C's license-plate frame and tail-lights line up, unlike those on the SLK and in the image. One way or another, we'll be seeing soon enough.

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      The first thing I thought when I saw the silhouette was "B-Class!", but a B AMG would just be way to weird. I'll go with the R, although I don't know why they would bring it out at this point after the R has been on the market for so long. Maybe to push sales a little?

      Def not a C-Wagon, that would make no sense since the current model is going out of production soon.
      • 8 Years Ago
      probably GL
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      that back end sure looks like an R-class....in fact im 99.9% sure its the R
      • 8 Years Ago
      Its got to be the new C63 AMG...or maybe if we are lucky, C65 AMG :-)
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's got four exhaust pipes, and it's some kind of sedan with a manual transmission, so I'll say C-class.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The AMG atmos (remember that term, F1 fans?) V-8 is 6.2 liters; they use "6.3" to harken back to the glory days of the 300SEL 6.3.
      When will they upgrade to a "6.9?" I had a ride in a supercharged E55 AMG -- lawdamighty that thing had torque.
      This one kinda looks like a C-Class, but who knows? The taillights look a bit different, but other than that, the proportions say C-Class to me.