AMG says it will produce an uprated version of the upcoming A-Class, which is said to be based on the F800 Concept we first saw at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year.
At first, speculations were simply suggesting the chance of an AMG version of the new A-class, but more and more reports have been circulating, strongly proving the idea could see production.
Now it’s at the point where AMG has confirmed. In a recent Autocar report, Ola Kallenius, AMG boss, was quoted as saying about the idea,
“It marks the beginning of a new direction for the company and will expose AMG to a whole new, younger and more dynamic customer base.”
Reports say the new A-Class AMG version could use a 200kW, all-wheel drive platform to take on the likes of Audi S3, Volkswagen Golf R and the Ford Focus RS. Although, no official details have been released.
The next generation A-Class isn’t scheduled for release until 2012, reports speculate the AMG model to follow some time after.