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Mercedes-AMG is celebrating 50 years with three special edition models

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2017 is the 50th anniversary of the founding of the legendary German tuning company AMG. Originally founded in Affalterbach, Germany, in 1967, the division is now the wholly-owned performance arm of Mercedes-Benz. In order to celebrate, Mercedes-AMG is rolling out three new special edition models of the at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March.

The first model is the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50. It's based on the standard AMG flagship, which means it packs a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 making 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque. The Edition 50 is essentially an appearance package that adds matte designo Graphite Grey Magno paint and black chrome accents on the side skirts, front splitter, air intakes, and rear diffuser.

The interior comes in a contrasting black and silver theme. There are silver touches throughout and the seats get special Edition 50 badging. The AMG Interior Night Package is standard and adds black steering wheel spokes, shift paddles, and door sills. Overall, it's a sleek and relatively subtle package. There will be 500 examples worldwide, with just 50 coming to the US.

Then we have the Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe and Cabriolet with the AMG Performance Studio Package. Like the Edition 50, it's essentially an appearance package that includes a number of grey and black accents inside and out. The radiator grille uses black accents rather than chrome, and the trim on the splitter, rear bumper, side skirts, and spoiler are all blacked out. Inside the flat-bottomed steering wheel is finished in Nappa leather and microfiber.

The final car is the Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet Ocean Blue Edition. Each of the 150 models produced will get a top and certain interior accent bits in the unique ocean blue hue. The color extends to the trim on the bumper, wheel center caps, and contrasting stitching in the grey interior. The car comes with standard features like the Mercedes Air Scarf and the steering wheel from the S63 AMG Cabriolet.

Look for all three models next month at Geneva.

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