Performance model of the next-generation A-Class spied doing some 'hot laps' around the Nürburgring-Nordschleife.

These are the first spy shots available of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class AMG testing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

Our spy photographers report the car was doing some 'hot laps' around the ring, which indicates that AMG is progressing nicely with the model's development.

Expected to power the 2013 A-Class AMG is a 2.0 liter turbo unit producing somewhere between 324 PS (239 kW / 320 hp) and 355 PS (261 kW / 350 hp). Gearbox will be a dual-clutch transmission tranferring power to an all-wheel drive system.

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