• Feb 25, 2010
Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Mercedes-Benz is diligently trying to attract new, younger customers to its AMG performance line, and one giant step forward might be the introduction of a new small coupe, set to rival small performers such as the Volkswagen Golf R, BMW 1-Series, and so on.

A report from Autocar states that this rumored new AMG coupe would be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four with direct injection, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. This engine may produce as much as 300 horsepower, putting the AMG coupe right in line with the competitive set. Fuel-efficient technologies like brake energy regeneration, stop-start and a shift indicator lamp are likely to make their way into this new model, and all-wheel drive isn't out of the question, either.

Autocar reports that the design of this entry-level AMG model will be previewed by the Mercedes-Benz F800 Style concept, set to make its debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show. Consider our interest piqued.



[Source: Autocar]


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