Mercedes predicts that it will sell half again as many AMG models in 2014 as it did the year before.
Citing strong sales through the first quarter of 2014, AMG boss Tobias Moers told Automotive News that he expects the strong sales trend to continue for the rest of the year, roughly culminating in sales of over 45,000 units before Saint Nick starts dropping gifts again.
Very few of Mercedes’ models currently remain untouched by the company’s tuning arm. The GLK crossover, B-Class, V-Class and E-Class coupe are currently the only models without an angrier AMG variant. The company is about to launch a new AMG version of its S-Class coupe, which will serve as a spiritual successor to the CL63 AMG and will be sold with 4Matic all-wheel drive. It uses a 5.5-liter biturbo V8 that offers 577 hp and 644 lb-ft of torque.
Other newcomers include the front-wheel drive based CLA45 AMG and GLA45 AMG for North America as well as the relatively recent A45 AMG, all of which share the same front-wheel drive architecture and 355-hp boosted four-cylinder engine.
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[Source: Automotive News]