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AMG A-Class Hot Hatch To Boast Of Class-Leading Horsepower

With today’s hot hatches offering searing performance, any entrant to this segment had better have a worthy offering that will catch the attention of picky buyers. Originally designed as compact cars, these hot little numbers now have outputs that used to be the domain of the so-called V8-engined muscle cars. Now advanced engine technologies and forced induction have enabled BMW and Audi to offer thess performance hatches with outputs of more than 300 horsepower. Not be outdone, Mercedes has tasked its engineers to come up with a package that will show the rest of the world what a true hatch hatch should be. With the new A-Class already receiving glowing… Continue Reading »

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Hot Hatch Mercedes Slated To Appear In 2013

Mercedes has revealed its version of the hot hatch in the form of the new A-Class that has been massaged by the company’s in-house performance arm, AMG. This concept A-Class was shown at a preview event just before the start of the Shanghai Auto Show and is being touted as another step towards capturing an important segment in one of its most important markets, China. The new A-Class concept is a significant design departure from the previously utilitarian-looking A-Class. With the hand of AMG all but confirmed, we can assume that the division’s clever engineers will deliver on the rumored 350 horsepower for this baby hot hatch. Additional rumors include… Continue Reading »

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Upcoming A-Class Hot Hatch A Serious S3 & 1-Series M Competitor

After years of watching Audi and BMW corner the segment for small road rockets, Mercedes and AMG are planning to steal the thunder from those S3s and 1-Series Ms with a hot A-class that will boast 350 horsepower. Mercedes unveiled a preview just before the opening of the Shanghai Motor Show. This unveiling was aimed squarely at the German manufacturer’s key target market, China. Compared to the staid design of the standard A-Class, the preview of this hot hatch makes even BMW’s 1-Series M look staid. And with the rumored 350 horsepower mill, it will surely leave competitors straining to keep pace. If the rumor mills are correct, it will… Continue Reading »

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