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.