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Mercedes' Next-Generation Compacts To Offer Two Flavors Of AMG Performance

On certain Mercedes-Benz models, you can choose from two different AMG models that offer varying levels of performance at different prices. Soon, this two-tier lineup will be appearing on Mercedes next-generation compacts.
Posted: June 8, 2017 - 2:35PM
Author: Will Maley

Mercedes-AMG Chairman Tobias Moers told Autoblog the company that starting with the next-generation A-Class due next year, it will come with two different AMG variants covering different performance and price points.

"The compact car family is going to be extended," said Moers.

"The Concept A sedan (shown at the Shanghai motor show this year) has typical AMG features, so you can expect that from AMG as well. We will complement our successful '45' models with new performance versions, with two versions, like we do with larger cars."

Moers didn't go into detail about what the lesser of the two AMG variants will be powered by or possible horsepower. We know the next-generation 45 models will produce in excess of 400 horsepower, so it would be safe to assume the lesser AMG variant will produce somewhere in the range of 300 horsepower.

Pic Credit: Mercedes-AMG