Mercedes-Benz AMG Sport Lineup in the Works

Mercedes-Benz is reportedly working on a new sub-brand, called ‘AMG Sport’ that will fit in between its standard lineup and the full AMG models.

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Mercedes-Benz is reportedly working on a new sub-brand, called ‘AMG Sport’ that will fit in between its standard lineup and the full AMG models.
After offering several ‘AMG’ upgrades on its non-AMG lineup, Mercedes-Benz is planning the AMG Sport models to challenge models from the Audi Sport and BMW M Performance line-ups. The AMG Sport models will get sportier suspension setups in addition to improvements under the hood.

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An insider revealed to Autocar, “We have identified growing demand for our more overtly sporting models, both in petrol and diesel guises. We intend to extend our range with a new line of models developed in partnership with AMG.”

One of the first AMG Sport models to debut will be the C450 AMG Sport, which will get a re-tuned version of the C400’s turbocharged 3.0L V6 that will reportedly generate 367-hp. The C450 AMG Sport will have 34 more horsepower than the standard C400, but still more than 100 horsepower less than the upcoming C63 AMG.

The AMG Sport lineup will eventually be available on all of the Mercedes-Benz models.

Source: Autocar