Mercedes-Benz will create a new AMG sub brand to take on Audi and BMW

Article by Christian A., on August 1, 2014

In order to boost its sales, Mercedes-Benz is planning a new range of AMG Sport models what will be slotted beneath its well-known AMG vehicles. The new vehicles will take on the S models from Audi but also on the BMW M Performance lineup. What’s more interesting is that Mercedes-Benz will offer its new models with petrol as well as with diesel engines, although not every model will get a diesel.

Autocar says that these new vehicles will feature widened tracks similar to those used by the current AMG models. Mercedes-Benz will offer its new AMG Sport models based on the A, B, C, E and S-Class as well as GL, M, GLK and GLA Class.

We already know that Mercedes-Benz is working on the C450 AMG and this model will sit above the C400 and the upcoming C63 AMG. It will be powered by a 3.0-liter V6 petrol engine, delivering around 367 hp.

Power will be sent to the rear wheels but as an option Mercedes-Benz will offer the 4Matic four-wheel-drive system. Meanwhile, the new C63 AMG will arrive at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, powered by the all-new 4.0-liter V8 engine that will be found on the 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT.

The new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine replaces the naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8. More details to be revealed!

The all-new Mercedes-AMG GT is a sports car in its most pure form. Breath-taking dimensions, powerful, sculptured shapes, and continuous lines convert the all-new AMG into a modern sports car embodying the soul of Mercedes’s magnificent sports cars. The GT is a complete integration of loveliness and intelligence.

The all-new Mercedes-AMG GT exemplifies the pure sensuality of emotion and sportiness. The two-seater has the characteristic rear-wheel-drive dimensions. The V8 bi-turbo front located mid-engine guarantees optimal distribution of weight, forming the foundation for excellent drive dynamics. The elongated bonnet has prominent power-domes, the greenhouse that has been moved further back, and the big wheels and wide tail end add to its distinct looks. The ample tailgate hides a practical storage section.

Brawny and vivid dynamism

Definitively arched shapes provide the AMG GT with its sensual character and sculpted appearance. Viewed from its profile, the arched, dome-shaped roof outline and the frameless doors are dazzling features. A brawny component sculpted out of the side wall produces a sensation of airiness and vibrancy, even if the vehicle is not moving. The side walls’ shapes and outlines move into the back with a remarkable narrowed effect.

GT thoughtfully eschews outlines in the shoulder area. The only outline is lower down that the rear bumper then picks up, stretching the body to make it look lighter in weight. The air outlets at the sides, each having two fins, stand for a classic, style feature of Mercedes-Benz’s sports cars. The GT has no perceptible aerials that could upset the overall look.

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Topics: mercedes-benz, amg, audi, bmw

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