The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is coming to the United States, and we're already eager for some seat time. And while Mercedes-Benz hasn't outright confirmed an AMG variant, our spy photographers managed to snag a camo-clad compact wearing all sorts of bulgy bolt-ons. Our best guess is that some sort of AMG treatment lies beneath.

The large wheels and tires do nothing to hide the large brakes lurking just behind the rolling gear. A larger air intake is seen up front while larger exhaust pipes are poking out of the rear. Rumor has it that the Mercedes-Benz A-Class AMG will be powered by an engine producing between 320 and 350 horsepower, filtering its energy through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and running to the ground via all-wheel drive.


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      Brad
      • 3 Years Ago
      Couldn't help but laugh, but that camo kinda makes it look like a Dodge Caliber (from the front). Maybe it's just me.
      NightFlight
      • 3 Years Ago
      350 horsepower in an A Class? Insanity, and I'd love to take one for a spin. I recently drove an A200 in Germany and it was pretty spunky, I couldn't even imagine what another 150HP would do....
      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      I guess disguising your mystery car as a Kia Rio does make it unnoticeable...
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Elliot Robinson
      • 3 Years Ago
      There is no way this car will have a dual clutch, the SLK55 is getting the standard AMG tuned 7 speed and this will get the same.
        KaiserWilhelm
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Elliot Robinson
        I think this will be FWD based, so a new transmission is gonna be required.
      sonicpunk32
      • 3 Years Ago
      nothing like driving a car around that looks like a little tank. i want some of those camo covers.
      cmunic8r99
      • 3 Years Ago
      They might bring the AMG version of this to the US, but we can't con Audi to bring an S3 or RS3 here. Grrr...
      Joey Lopez
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wonder what the price point will be for this
        Chilipepper
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Joey Lopez
        Ditto. Could it possibly compete on price with a Ford Focus or VW GTI?
          Joey Lopez
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Chilipepper
          I doubt that low. Id say 40-45.
          Brad
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Chilipepper
          I was thinking mid 30's starting point. Hard to say for sure, however.
        JS
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Joey Lopez
        I was thinking they will try to compete with A3 and CT200h, so I'd guess high 20s-low 30s.
      RudyH
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great step away from the previous A-class. Will be interesting to see how Audi replies with the A3 / S3 here in North America against this and the 1-series 5-door...hopefully the S3 drops the K04'd 2.0T in favor of the inline-5 turbo and I am SOLD!
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