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These Mercedes Models Won't Get The AMG Treatment

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But that doesn't mean AMG won't go electric.

Having made souped-up performance versions of the C-Class, E-Class, and S-Class, nearly every current Mercedes model has received the AMG treatment. Not every model is worthy of an AMG badge, however. Speaking to Motor Trend, AMG chief Tobias revealed there are two models that will never get the full AMG treatment.

One of these models is the B-Class. Originally, it was sold exclusively in the US as an electric car, but the B-Class is now sold in Europe as a family hatchback. Power probably isn't a priority for the B-Class's target audience, although an AMG Line package is available for buyers who want to inject some sporty style into the sedate hatchback, adding 18-inch wheels, a body kit, a lowered suspension, and an upgraded steering system. Besides, Mercedes-AMG already offers the hot A35 sedan as the performance division's entry-level model, which packs a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 302 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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According to Moers, the EQC electric SUV also won't be getting the full-fat AMG treatment, but will also be offered with an AMG Line package to spice up the exterior. It's a shame, as we would love to see AMG make a hardcore version of the EQC. Then again, the EQC isn't lacking in the power department as the SUV's two electric motors deliver a combined output of 402 hp and 564 lb-ft of torque, enabling the electric SUV to hit 0-62 mph in less than five seconds.

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This doesn't necessarily mean AMG won't embrace electrification, however, as a hybrid version of the four-door AMG GT is already in development along with a standalone electric car that will rival the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S. This won't be the first all-electric AMG, however, as the performance division also launched the SLS AMG Electric Drive back in 2010, an all-electric version of the SLS Gullwing with 740 horsepower on tap.

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