There is no doubt important to performance in terms of sales which is giving Mercedes range of its smaller models. With these “small” models, we refer to the Mercedes class A, CLA, CLA Shooting Brake and GLA. The three-pointed star brand gave an important shift to its philosophy, launching a few models with designs far more daring and sports, in addition to an extensive range of SUV, which has led them to Excel in sales figures.
While we cannot say that the overall quality of finishes of the smaller range is close to older siblings, this series of models has convinced the public. Class A, as well as Mercedes CLA, CLA Shooting Brake and the compact SUV GLA, soon had their sports variants signed by AMG. The propeller was two-liter “doped” to pay 360 HP in the first version, which would be converted into 381 HP a few months ago to get into the update of the model.
Mercedes because she is thinking about the next generation of compact and Auto Express has dared to ask them for the 45 AMG versions. He is currently the compact faster than the market, beating the Ford Focus RS 350 CV which also boasts integral traction as an ally in power. As normal is that Mercedes will continue the “tradition” raise the power some dozens of horses and, according to statements by Tobias Moers, the person in charge of AMG, so it will be.
According to statements that advises Auto Express, Moers would have said that their engineers have complete freedom to develop a new motor from scratch. To increase the range of compact sports power, Mercedes has to design a new engine, since the current 2 litre would not be able to assimilate much more power without compromising the reliability of the same. Our companions asked if the new version would be above the 400 HP, to which Moers replied “Yes, I believe that”.
It admitted that there was perhaps a niche intermediate between the more powerful version which does not carry the initials AMG, currently at 250, and the new top of range; something similar to what is happening, for example, with the C 43 AMG and C 63 AMG. A medium variant which would also enjoy a great sportsmanship but at a lower level on the most benefits. If so, this version could “complicate the lives” of models such as the Audi S3 and the BMW M140i.
Source – Auto Express