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A-Class, B-Class Might Get AMG Treatment in a Few Years

Kharl Prado November 22, 2010

We are now quite familiar with the CLS 63 AMG, and we know that the C-Class has its own C 63 AMG trim. But did you ever think that the high-performance division of Mercedes-Benz would also make the move to the lower model classes? Well, AMG’s top man Ola Kaellenius thinks so—just not anytime soon.

As he spoke at the LA Auto Show, he said that AMG might be able to touch the A-Class and B-Class models sometime within the next 3 or 4 years. There’s not much momentum going for the idea at the present, but sources say that the AMG division is already working on a smaller high-performance power plant that might just fit the bill for the aforementioned lines under the C-Class. Currently, AMG’s smallest engine is the 5.5L V8 with forced-induction.

In addition to that tidbit, Keallenius pointed out as well that installing hybrid drivetrains on AMG vehicles is still a bit far off. That’s because the division will be focusing more on weight reduction.

Make sure you stay tuned to know if and when the brand decides to give the idea a go. We do love the idea of AMG blood pumping in the veins of future A-Class subcompacts and B-Class family cars. If nothing else, that can give more people access to the finer things in life, such as a high-performance AMG car.


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