AMG boss confirms plans for two new Black Series models

Posted on November 19, 2010

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During a press conference at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Ola Kallenius, the head of Mercedes-AMG, announced two new Black Series models will be launched in the “very near future.”

While he declined to elaborate, our spies have previously caught a C63 AMG Black Series undergoing testing in Europe. We were under the impression it was a mule for the Black Series coupe, but Kallenius’ statement seems to imply that there will be also be a sedan variant.

Regardless, the car is expected to use a 6.3-liter (6208cc) V8 that has been modified to produce upwards of 510 hp (380 kW / 517 PS). It will be connected to a seven-speed MCT transmission, which should ensure the BMW M3 won’t be resting on its laurels.

Besides talking about the Black Series, Kallenius mentioned that there are no immediate plans for a diesel-powered AMG and the division will focus on weight reduction before incorporating hybrid technology into their products. Lastly, the CEO indicated we could see A- and B-Class AMGs, but those models are still three to four years off.

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Source: InsideLine via worldcarfans

 

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