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 |  Mar 23 2010, 10:59 AM

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In the past, if you wanted a high-performance Mercedes B-Class, you’d have to look to the aftermarket and even then, the best tuners like Brabus could offer was a 190-hp diesel version that hit 62-mph in 8.4 seconds. Not exactly high-performance.

With the next-generation B-Class, however, AMG is going to get involved. Set to launch in the U.S. in 2012, the next B-Class is being created to take on cars like the Audi S3 and Golf R in Europe. Yet while those models aren’t offered in North America, the B-Class AMG likely will – in a bid to attract younger buyers to the Mercedes brand.

Power will likely come from a turbocharged 4-cylinder and like all AMG models, expect a sporty suspension, larger brakes, new bodywork and an upgraded interior.

[Source: Automotive News via Autoblog]

  • petje

    the B-Class with turbocharged 2 liter engine is already out here for 4 or 5 years. Also the A-Class with the same engine is here in Europe , i had an A200 turbo 2 years ago… Was a nice car..

  • petje

    there is already a B200 turbo here in europe also an A200 turbo with the same 194 hp 2 liter engine.

  • Shahin

    I have a B200 Turbo 2007 even in Iran;)
    So not a new stroy! Any way I’m not satisfy with it bcs of major problem faced with transmission as well as back passengers complain about bad feeling when drive in the mountain roads and bends etc!