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    • Here it is, pictures and video of the new 2013 Mercedes A-Class - AMG Sport package model watering down the AMG brand?

      Well the luxury hatchback market just heated up considerably. Audi just revealed their new A3 ahead of the public Geneva showing and Mercedes decided to do the same with their new A-Class. We think the A-Class has the better exterior design with great and aggressive body work but the A3 has the better interior. If you are wondering what those red accents are on the car that stick out like a sore thumb they are part of the AMG Sport package. We are disappointed to see Mercedes watering down the AMG name much in the same manner as BMW is doing with M.

      The AMG Sport package offers red trim on the AMG style front and rear aprons (isn't this a bit ricer for Mercedes?) as well as a sport tuned suspension. Additionally, the calipers are painted to match the trim and 18 inch wheels are offered.

      The vehicle is available in front and all wheel drive as well as both with manual and dual clutch transmissions. It is not certain if both transmissions will be available in the USA. The new 1.8 liter M271 turbocharged four cylinder is a certainty for the US market though. Check out the pictures and video below.




























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      Comments 23 Comments
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        should be a fun car but idk what to think of it as AMG car
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        If they are created an AMG package version for this it just makes me wonder why that means for the real AMG version or if it is still coming?
      1. ls1carguy's Avatar
        ls1carguy -
        In silver it looks like a GTI and in blue it looks like a Mazda. Zoom zoom fail.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ls1carguy Click here to enlarge
        In silver it looks like a GTI and in blue it looks like a Mazda. Zoom zoom fail.
        It only resembles a GTI because it is a hatch.
      1. ls1carguy's Avatar
        ls1carguy -
        They'll look even more similar with spiky-haired teens behind the wheel.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ls1carguy Click here to enlarge
        They'll look even more similar with spiky-haired teens behind the wheel.
        I respectfully disagree.
      1. ls1carguy's Avatar
        ls1carguy -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I respectfully disagree.
        I respect your opinion. Only 'cuz you were so darn polite about it!
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        I like how Audi is doing it. They have the sport models with the S-badges. Then the high performance cars with the RS-badges.

        Makes sense.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        I like how Audi is doing it. They have the sport models with the S-badges. Then the high performance cars with the RS-badges.

        Makes sense.
        I suppose so but when a sport model just compete with a regular non-sport model from other companies doesn't it look bad? Like the S4 used to compete with the M3. Now it competes with the 335.
      1. mookieblaylock's Avatar
        mookieblaylock -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        . The new 1.8 liter M271 turbocharged four cylinder is a certainty for the US market though.
        no 330 horse breathed on engine with the awd no care
      1. hworang00's Avatar
        hworang00 -
        The car looks good from the side...but it still doesn't look very good though...I feel like the small cars like that are all the same though...I hope MB does something different...like BMW did with the 1 series even though it's not the same class lol
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mookieblaylock Click here to enlarge
        no 330 horse breathed on engine with the awd no care
        That will come in the AMG version.
      1. mookieblaylock's Avatar
        mookieblaylock -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        That will come in the AMG version.
        yes but mercedes really has not said the amg will come to the states afaik, it is exactly what i want if i can swing it so with some luck we see it
      1. Autobahn335i's Avatar
        Autobahn335i -
        Mercedes has made the new A-Class design alot sportier to attract a younger clientle. Let's see if the sale figures will prove them right. Personnally I like this new design far better (does that mean I'm still young? Click here to enlarge ) but the front grille looks way oversized, like a giant nose. It makes the rest of the front elements appear tiny. The proportions just aren't right.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mookieblaylock Click here to enlarge
        yes but mercedes really has not said the amg will come to the states afaik, it is exactly what i want if i can swing it so with some luck we see it
        Actually, they sort of did: http://www.benzboost.com/content.php?2026-The-new-Mercedes-A-class-generation-will-be-coming-to-the-USA
      1. mookieblaylock's Avatar
        mookieblaylock -
        "Weve known for a while now that Mercedes-Benz was planning a high-performance AMG variant of its new entry-level model, the recently revealed third generation mercedes A class, and now we have a new batch of spy shots of a prototype for the Affalterbach tuner's first hot hatch.

        Previously spotted testing alongside a vw golf r, its obvious the benchmark AMG engineers are using to develop the car.

        The prototype you see here looks very similar to the new A Class, however, look closer and you'll notice a pair of square-shaped exhaust tips, uprated brakes and wheels, and what looks to be bigger intakes.

        In standard trim, the new A Class is available with a wide variety of gasoline and diesel engines, ranging from a 1.8-liter turbodiesel with 109 horsepower, to the 211-horsepower A250 with its turbocharged gasoline four-cylinder.

        The AMG variant is expected to feature a similar sized engine, however, it will be tuned to develop around 320 horsepower to really give the BMW 1-Series M Coupe and Audi RS3 a scare. Its potent powerplant is thought to be engineered by mercedes high performance powertrains, based at Brixworth, England, the same company responsible for Mercedes' Formula 1 engines. Accordingly, the AMG variant will likely pickup the A25 AMG title to denote its extra performance.

        Drive should be sent to all four wheels via a dual clutch gearbox and multi-plate clutch all-wheel drive system with rear biased torque distribution.

        The story doesnt end there as AMG boss Ola Kaellenius has previously revealed that there will also be hottep up other versions of mercedes compacts, which are expected to land in the US along with this A Class AMG model next year.

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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        ^ Yep it's coming. Looking forward to seeing what they do with this motor.
      1. mookieblaylock's Avatar
        mookieblaylock -
        break my heart, that was my dream car ,oh well
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mookieblaylock Click here to enlarge
        break my heart, that was my dream car ,oh well
        What?
      1. mookieblaylock's Avatar
        mookieblaylock -
        no amg hatch for the US, we get some sedan or something which i dont care about although still will be a great car