To be positioned below the AMG-built models
Mercedes-Benz has announced a new performance range, called the AMG Sport range, that will sit below the AMG spec models and feature both mechanical and visual upgrades from AMG.
Similar to BMW's M Performance (like the recently announced M235i) and Audi's S-Line (for instance the Audi S6), the models under the AMG Sport range will allow customers to enjoy the performance characteristics higher than the standard models but not as much as the full-fledged AMG variants.
Compared to standard variants, AMG Sport Mercs will have improved engine figures, Mercedes-Benz's 4MATIC all-wheel drive system as standard for some markets, chassis components and brakes from AMG, and a body kit that complements the upgraded internals.
As shown above, the Stuttgart-based brand will showcase the first two products that will debut the new performance range at the 2015 Detroit International Auto Show in January 2015. More models are expected to join the AMG Sport range eventually.
What is intriguing about the teaser posted is that the model next to the C-Class is an SUV that looks like it has a sloping roof, suggesting that it is the BMW X6 fighter - the Mercedes-Benz GLE - which was previewed by the Concept Coupe.
Commenting on the new AMG Sport range, AMG's CEO Tobias Moers says,
The new Sport models represent a convincing proposition for our customers: genuine sports car technology becomes accessible, appealing to an even broader-ranging clientele worldwide.
More details can be found in the press release below the gallery.
Mercedes AMG Sport Range - Press Release
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