AMG ready to create smaller V8 coupe

AMG ready to create smaller V8 coupe

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG fq

After a recent news conference it’s become clear that Mercedes-Benz performance arm AMG is considering a smaller V8 coupe to rival the Porsche 911.

Speaking at the launch of the SLS AMG in California, AMG executives have confirmed plans to increase the brand’s standalone offerings in coming years.

Apparently, AMG has yet to take a proposal to Mercedes-Benz, but internal discussions have the business moving toward a more compact, more affordable model as the first follow-up to the highly exclusive SLS AMG. The new model would be built on a shortened version of the SLS chassis, and make use of the same front/mid-mounted V8-engined layout.

A new V8 engine will be used, with a capacity of around 5.8 to 6.2 litres and should feature new technologies such as direct injection and cylinder cut-off systems for greater efficiency at cruising speeds.

For now, AMG must wait and see how its first standalone model, the SLS AMG, sells in the current market.

AMG is also expected to reveal a convertible version of the SLS AMG Gullwing before Christmas, and a GT racer is scheduled to hit tracks in 2011.

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG fq

After a recent news conference it’s become clear that Mercedes-Benz performance arm AMG is considering a smaller V8 coupe to rival the Porsche 911.

Speaking at the launch of the SLS AMG in California, AMG executives have confirmed plans to increase the brand’s standalone offerings in coming years.

Apparently, AMG has yet to take a proposal to Mercedes-Benz, but internal discussions have the business moving toward a more compact, more affordable model as the first follow-up to the highly exclusive SLS AMG. The new model would be built on a shortened version of the SLS chassis, and make use of the same front/mid-mounted V8-engined layout.

A new V8 engine will be used, with a capacity of around 5.8 to 6.2 litres and should feature new technologies such as direct injection and cylinder cut-off systems for greater efficiency at cruising speeds.

For now, AMG must wait and see how its first standalone model, the SLS AMG, sells in the current market.

AMG is also expected to reveal a convertible version of the SLS AMG Gullwing before Christmas, and a GT racer is scheduled to hit tracks in 2011.

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