Diesel-powered AMG models considered by Mercedes-Benz

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 27, 2010

So many carmakers have been caught up with the competition on horsepower but with the growing consumer demands for environmental responsibility, this may prove to be a problem very soon.

Many would point to the Mercedes-Benz' AMG division for intensifying the race but the tuners at the Benz performance division sense that there would have to be changes.

Firstly, AMG developed the electric version of the SLS. It has been confirmed that an electric SLS, which produces 526 horsepower and 649 lb-ft of torque on tap, would be produced but up to now, no launch date has been revealed.

Whether this version will be a fixture in other models remains unknown but when it does, it shouldn't come as a surprise.

There is speculation though that the most likely change in future AMG products would be the use of diesel engines. A year ago, AMG boss Volker Mornhinweg confirmed this to be a possible course of action.

Sources say that AMG is still mulling over the idea and has yet to make a decision. But then, with the torque-heavy capacity of modern diesels, we're willing to bet that we'd soon see oil-burning performance Mercedes-Benz cars on the road. 

Topics: amg, diesel, sports car

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