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]

If you liked the article, share on:

Pin It

Comments

Recommended

Tesla marked a major milestone as it surpassed Ford in market capitalization. Automaker Tesla, formerly known as Tesla Motors, closed out the trading on March 27, 2017, with a market...
by - March 30, 2017
The mid-cycle facelift for the Mercedes-Benz's S-Class have been disclosed to the public eye via these leaked shots. The images that recently surfaced and others like it were published online...
by - March 30, 2017
Reddit user Jdubbswrx spotted a rather deceptive move coming from the German automotive manufacturer Audi. He posted an image of the supposed exhaust of the new 2018 Audi SQ5 sporting...
by - March 29, 2017
McLaren car owners will be thanking the automotive company as it has decided to roll out new goodies for the 540C, 570S and 570GT sports car line-up. From this series...
by - March 29, 2017
On July 11, Audi is set to reveal its flagship luxury sedan, the all new A8. And at this moment, none of us are sure how this model will look....
by - March 29, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries