Mercedes-Benz working on an AMG-badged A-Class sporty hatchback

Article by Christian A., on December 16, 2010

According to the latest reports from Autocar, it appears that Mercedes-Benz is currently working on an AMG-badged A-Class sporty hatchback which will go on sale in 2012.

The third-generation A-Class wearing the AMG badge will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine and will have a four-wheel drive system.

As expected, the car will take on cars such as the 2012 Audi RS3, the Volkswagen Golf R and the M Sport-badged version of the second-generation Bmw 1-Series Hatchback.

Furthermore, the new car from Mercedes-Benz will be based on firm’s new MFA (Modularen Frontantriebs-Architektur) platform, a new construction structure that ditches the heavy and expensive ‘sandwich floor’ used by the current model.

Dubbed W176, the new vehicle will be a radical change comparing it to the current versions, as it will be much lower and will carry design cues first seen on the F800 Style concept car.

According to our sources, the new car will be previewed by a concept version at the 2011 Shangai Motor Show, and will be designed in order to attract younger customers.

Regarding the power of the 2.0-litre engine, insiders say that the engine will deliver over 300 hp and will be mated to a six-speed manual gearbox or an optional dual-clutch gearbox. [via autocar]

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