It's still unclear whether or not the all-new Mercedes-Benz B-Class will be offered here in the United States (for reference, the old B-Class was available in Canada, meaning the small Benz hatch has seen plenty of time on North American shores), but these spy shots certainly give us one more reason to lust after the compact Merc. Nearly every model range in the automaker's lineup benefits from some sort of high-performance AMG variant, and it appears that Mercedes-Benz is working on something sweet for its little B-Class, as well.

Rumored to be dubbed the B25 AMG, this hotter B-Class will likely be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four capable of producing somewhere between 320 and 350 horsepower. That grunt will reportedly be sent to all four wheels via a dual-clutch transmission, though the number of speeds (six or seven) is unclear at this time.

Visually, the AMG will stand apart from the standard B-Class with the addition of larger wheels on lower profile tires, bigger brakes and a more aggressive front end treatment – you know, the standard AMG flare. It certainly seems like a potent package, and if Mercedes-Benz does end up offering the B-Class her in the U.S., we certainly hope the little AMG variant will be part of the lineup.


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      Deej
      • 3 Years Ago
      We're fortunate to have the B-class available for years here in Canada and one thing is for sure - it is not tiny.
      NightFlight
      • 3 Years Ago
      350hp B Class? This has awesome written all over it...
      Jameskey
      • 3 Years Ago
      The manual transmission is dying and nobody is going to save it :(
      intellerv
      • 3 Years Ago
      my next car if they make it.
      bleexeo
      • 3 Years Ago
      They really should bring it to the States. It's a myth that people won't buy really hot premium hatches in America. The problem is that all the really hot hatches stay in Europe and never get to the States in the first place. If you bring it, buyers will come.
      manlotus
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bring to the U.S. Would buy!
      ugdenking
      • 3 Years Ago
      What is this?! A new B-class. Does Mercedes cannot afford a better car designer?
      Easy_Eight
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thats cool and i'm gonna let you finish but.. http://i.autoblog.com/2011/01/03/video-mercedes-benz-b55-does-the-burnout-weve-been-waiting-for/
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Easy_Eight
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          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          I think he realizes that, hence the Kanye West reference...
      lorenzo
      • 3 Years Ago
      looks a little crappy in photos - but in person this thing (the B class in general) - rocks.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @lorenzo
        You're looking at a spy shot of a prototype covered in disguise...
      bonehead
      • 3 Years Ago
      Did someone already side swipe the rear door?
      • 3 Years Ago
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