• Mar 23, 2010
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Rumors of a smaller, entry-level new saloon for Mercedes-Benz's in-house tuning division AMG just won't seem to go away. As before, these latest reports suggest that the next-generation of the B-Class would be the model to get the AMG fitment, but Autocar is now suggesting that an entirely new type of engine will power the car.

The new AMG engine would reportedly be based on a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that is currently slated for the CLS350. The mill would be downsized to 3.2 liters and upfitted with an electrically operated pressure wave supercharger. Not too familiar with the technology? Don't fret, neither were we. The all-knowing Wikipedia comes to the rescue.

Autocar further posits that the engine would make somewhere around 400 horsepower and could potentially send its prodigious power output to all four wheels with a rear-biased power split. If it ever comes to fruition, the new AMG model would go up against the likes of the Volkswagen Golf R, BMW 1 Series and any other entry-level hotted-up luxe models in the works. Styling would follow the example set by the F800 Style concept from the Geneva Motor Show.

[Source: Autocar]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Mercedes Benz. What happened to you? You have more models than I can count. Can't believe how fast you are killing your name.
      • 4 Years Ago
      As long as it's power/weight ratio is decent and it gets better mileage than my C63's 14mpg.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The front looks Infiniti-esque to me...
      Great looking though...
      • 4 Years Ago
      This would be interesting but for the fact that it would out perform the C-Class in almost every variant except the AMG version. This is beginning to look like a second lineup for MB since they are basically giving AMG it's own cars along with hotted up versions of the main branch. I would assume there would only be one version of this particular car like the SLS.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Autocar further posits that the engine would make somewhere around 400 horsepower and could potentially send its prodigious power output to all four wheels with a rear-biased power split."

      Mini German GT-R, I'd like to introduce you to someone special...

      ...my garage....

      • 4 Years Ago
      this has '10 nissan maxima....infiniti essence...and audi written all over it...
      • 4 Years Ago
      i need THIS car. Not willing to wait until they (cross fingers) come out.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm kinda surprised to see this body on an entry level benz. I thought that It would be used on a higher end platform. I'm not complaining though. Make it lightweight please.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hyndai Sonata 2 door
      • 4 Years Ago
      I can see it already - 3600 lbs, 400 hp, 0-60mph 5 sec, $60,000. Ho, hum, yawn...not bought or driven by enthusiasts but by manicured professionals, those who have to have AMG whatever that means, it doesn't matter as they cruise only at 75 mph but do religiously have the dealer check the oil every time that little yellow light goes on.

      This is innovation? This is not even hard to do these days - hell the Koreans are already working this neighborhood. If MB wants to show its engineering chops why not go with 2800 lbs, 300 hp and 0-60 in 5 seconds? That takes work, it forces you to make difficult choices and you might not succeed but at least you took up the challenge.

      We have more than enough of overweight coupes with powerful and thirsty engines which can be tamed with electronic wizardry. Can we try something more simple? Who knows, it might be cheaper, thriftier and a lot more fun.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "super saloon" "below C class" something about this sounds wrong... but I like it.
      • 4 Years Ago
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