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AMG Head Kallenius Mulls New Models For The Division

Emmanuel P January 6, 2011

In an interview, AMG Head Ola Källenius has said that Mercedes-Benz’ high-performance division is looking at new models for the company to produce. For AMG, the SLS is only an example of what the company can, and is capable of, doing. AMG thinks that other models will be good for the division and breath fresh life into it. That AMG can produce the SLS indicates that there doesn’t necessarily have to be a mass-produced model acting as a base. Therefore, it is a possiblity that AMG may develop a sports car, an SLS little brother, to compete with the likes of the Porsche 911. The target price for such a car would be in the 250,000 euro range.

On the other end of the spectrum, Kallenius also intimates that AMG is also looking into entry-level models, such as the B-Class and the A-Class that can be modified into the luxury rockets that the AMG emblem stands for. This segment in the market has a wider base. Of course, AMG, and Kallenius, cannot discount the success of competitive cars such as the BMW 1-series M coupe and the Audi RS3. Although nothing is concrete at this point, a 4-cylinder of up to 2.5 liters could be the powerplant for such a pocket rocket. In the tradition of AMG, this would be turbocharged to give an output of around 340 PS.

Source: MB Passion Blog

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