A hot AMG version of the Mercedes F800 Style concept will be made

AMG will produce its own version of the new entry-level Mercedes coupe, which is previewed by Geneva's F800 Style concept.

It will become the entry-level AMG, and will provide Mercedes with a rival for cars such as the Volkswagen Golf R and Audi S3.

See the official Mercedes F800 Style pictures

It’s all part of a move towards attracting new, younger customers to AMG, and it will provide Mercedes with an image-boosting model for the US, where small saloons outsell their hatchback siblings.

Like the Golf and S3, the AMG will use a turbocharged 2.0-litre, direct-injection, four-cylinder petrol engine, with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and four-wheel drive system transferring power to the wheels.

The four-wheel drive system will be shared with the new BLK, a small SUV to rival the BMW X1.

The car is likely to have around 300bhp and up to 220lb ft of torque. But it is also likely to offer a range of standard fuel-saving technologies, including automatic stop-start, brake energy recuperation and a gearshift indicator — all part of a push by AMG to make its model line-up more fuel-efficient.

Greg Kable

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24 February 2010

this is a much needed car to take on the opposition! but a clc class amg is not the answer as this is an awful car, a replacement is much needed for this model

24 February 2010

[quote VX220EDDIE]this is a much needed car to take on the opposition! but a clc class amg is not the answer as this is an awful car, a replacement is much needed for this model[/quote]

This isnt going to be a CLC. Its the replacement you want. But sadly it will be based on the A and B class so it will be based on a FWD platform. So i still dont think it will be the drivers car we want them to make even with 4WD fitted.

24 February 2010

they say it will be a rival for golf R and audi S3 but i don`t think it will be around the same price area so their wishes of attracting new customers kinda went down.It is left to see if it will be the drivers car as "VX220EDDIE" said.

Usually AMG developed great cars and i think this woun`t disappoint.But about the price,i think it will be pretty spicy.

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