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Senna portrait made from old jeans

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Merc’s 260kW Golf R-fighter

2012-04-25 12:40

TAKING ON THE GOLF R: Mercedes-Benz will reveal its new A25 AMG later in 2012. Will it be enough to take on the Volkswagen Golf R?

Earlier in 2012 Mercedes-Benz wowed crowds at the Geneva auto show with its new A-Class. While still relatively new, the question most asked by fans of the German automaker has been “When can we see an AMG version?”

As luck would have it, our spy photographers spotted the new A-Class AMG undergoing testing. The A25 captured in our spy images appears to be sparsely camouflaged so you can spot performance brakes, AMG rims and a sporty dual exhaust system.

TURBO TWO-LITRE

Interestingly, the new model is being benchmarked against the Volkswagen Golf R so we can be assured Mercedes' tuning arm will be taking power delivery very seriously.

Speaking of kiloWatts, the new mdoel will likely be powered by a turbocharged two-litre petrol engine capable of as much as 260kW. The engine is expected to be mated to a dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive.



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