Mercedes-Benz not planning an AMG version of the GLK

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 19, 2013

AMG, Mercedes-Benz’s performance arm, won’t be coming out with a hot-rodded version of the newly released Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class compact crossover. This was confirmed by AMG's vehicle development chief, Tobias Moer, via Australia's CarAdvice. This is quite unexpected since AMG enhanced the performance of nearly all Mercedes-Benz models produced.

AMG even worked on the R-Class crossover and the G-Wagen off roader. Furthermore, AMG has pledged to work on more all-wheel-drive models in the future. Moer said that the GLK doesn’t fit with AMG's mantra. However, he implied that it’s still possible that their minds will change, especially with the arrival of the Porsche Macan.

Moer said that AMG isn't failing to latch on to a growing segment, even if Audi recently presented a high-performance version of the RS Q3, which rivals the GLK in Europe. He thinks that the right strategy wasn’t used on the RS Q3 as it doesn’t have ample power for an RS model. He added that the RS Q3 delivers 310hp from its TT RS-sourced five-cylinder turbo motor.

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