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According to the crew at Inside Line, AMG may be looking into working its magic on a model below the current C-Class. While speaking at this year's LA Auto Show, Ola Kaellenius, the head honcho of the Mercedes-Benz go-fast division, said that while there isn't much of a case for AMG-tweaked versions of the A- and B-Class right now, that may change in the next three to four years. That means that Mercedes-Benz would have to give the go-ahead on a much smaller high-performance engine than AMG's current go-to 5.5-liter forced-induction V8, though Inside Line says that AMG has been working in that area already.

This is our excited face.

In addition to the good news about brawnier baby Benz models, Kaellenius also said that his brand will pursue reducing weight before sliding hybrid drivetrains into its products. That means that AMG is safe from dreaded battery packs – for now. Likewise, we can keep our ears pinned for news of two new Black Series cars sooner rather than later.

[Source: Inside Line]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Que overpriced small car.....

      And why can't Mercedes Benz actually name their cars? B-Class? Must be Boring Class. Pure laziness on Mercedes part.
      • 4 Years Ago
      300+hp B Class sounds pretty bad ass to me.
      bruce Williams
      • 4 Years Ago
      The wealthy will probably buy into this new offering. The working class will be keeping their current cars for longer periods of time. Many of us simply can't afford luxury rides and pay our taxes to supoport those who expect a free ride. Just one hard working person's opinion.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Although I am sure AMG would do a nice job up-doing a B-Class, the thing is just plain goofy looking. I can't imagine it to be exciting to drive or look at like most other AMG models.
        • 4 Years Ago
        the current B-Class will be dead by then, so the AMG version would be based on the (much better looking) predecessor.
      • 4 Years Ago
      They are talking about the upcoming new a-class. I read something in a German mag about this. AMG might make a rwd performance version of the already much better looking fwd coupe.