• Oct 17, 2010
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Concept 358 – Click above for high-res image gallery

You may not have guessed it on your own – we probably wouldn't have, either – but Australia ranks as the fifth largest market worldwide for Mercedes-Benz. And yet all the exciting show cars are almost invariably unveiled at auto shows in the United States or Europe. You couldn't blame the Aussies for feeling neglected, so Mercedes arrived this year at the Australian International Motor Show with two special AMGs.

The first is called Concept 358, and it's essentially a tweaked C63 AMG sedan featuring the AMG Performance Plus package (which boosts the 6.3-liter V8's output up to 480hp), 19-inch alloys, special leather interior and a unique Pearl Orange paint job.

The unique SLS AMG unveiled Down Under also features a special paint scheme: in this case a unique Night Black matte-finish with red accents. They're not ground-breaking concepts, but interesting takes on some of Affalterbach's best. Details are in the press release after the jump.



[Source: Mercedes-Benz]
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Australian International Motor Show - Concept 358 And SLS AMG

Mercedes-Benz Australia is pleased to introduce Concept 358 and a very special SLS AMG. Both vehicles were co designed by Mercedes-Benz Australia and built by AMG exclusively for the 2010 Australian International Motor Show.

"Australia is one of our favourite markets," said Mario Spitzner, Director Branding, Marketing & Sales Mercedes-AMG. "We were asked to create two unique AMG vehicles for the Australian International Motor Show."

"I hope you enjoy them as much as we did building them," said Spitzner.


C 63 AMG - Concept 358

As the only C 63 AMG in the world to be painted in designo Pearl Orange paint from the AMG factory in Affalterbach, Concept 358 also introduces the AMG Performance Package Plus which lifts power to a staggering 358kW. Also included in the Performance Package Plus are unique 19-inch multi spoke alloy wheels in black, KEYLESS-GO and extended designo leather appointments inside.


SLS AMG

This unique SLS AMG is the first and currently the only SLS AMG in the world to be painted in designo magno Night Black. Along with the red highlights both inside and out, this SLS AMG is sure to be an instant collector's item.

The Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Cars Australia, Mr Horst von Sanden said "Each Mercedes-Benz vehicle is special, but for this year's motor show we wanted to go that next step and bring two world exclusives to show the Australian public.

"The unique C 63 AMG on display also unveils the AMG Performance Package Plus which Australian customers can now order from their local dealer in both Saloon and Estate," said von Sanden.
Australia is the fifth largest AMG market in the world, with the C 63 AMG leading the way for local drivers. Since its launch in March 2008 at the legendary Bathurst circuit, the C 63 AMG is the sales champion for AMG in Australia.

Available as a Sedan or an Estate the C 63 AMG has rewritten the sales record books in its segment with over 1,260 units sold from launch to date.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      TAXI!!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wait until Hamlton drives that one on the public roads!
      • 4 Years Ago
      isnt it a 6.2 liter...?
        • 4 Years Ago
        shhh, don't correct them!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I didn't know Australians had their own car show. I didn't even know they had cars there, only kangaroos and camels.

      Weird.
        • 4 Years Ago
        and don't forget we also have sharks, whales and crocs that is happy to chew your arse off.
        • 4 Years Ago
        check on: V8 supercars one the most coolest sports out there.
        the bathurst race track is one most imposing tracks ever build
      • 4 Years Ago
      That SLS AMG Blackbird looks amazing (though since the paintjob is a $60K option, you'd hope so)!

      The C63...? Well, I absolutely adore the car, but of all the colours you could use orange is right up there with the worst of them; it's just so garish and horrible! Why is everyone using it right now?!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Unique is the right word for the crash test paint job. That said, I'll take one in gray.
      • 4 Years Ago
      cool rims
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ok, where can I sign for a taxi driver's license?
      • 4 Years Ago
      In the region in germany i live in municipal vehicles, snow plows and trash trucks are orange. you can imagine how cars wearing that tone are conceived here :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I want the Night Black matte-finish. Love to see these cars graze the Canadian roads....
      • 4 Years Ago
      IS there a way to make an orange car that doesn't look like a cheap plastic children toy?

      Actually, who likes orange on a car, even one this expensive?
      • 4 Years Ago
      They look ready to be crash tested.
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