Mercedes-AMG has announced they are not planning a new hypercar which would act as a successor of the SLS.

Mercedes-AMG has announced they are not planning a new hypercar which would act as a successor of the SLS.

In an interview with Autocar at the Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers said there aren't any plans for a new hypercar or a mid-engine V8 supercar because AMG is "not in that league" at this moment. However, AMG will continue to provide V12 engines to Pagani as he believes the high capacity motor still has a bright future ahead.

He also said the Black Series moniker hasn't been terminated but right now the standard versions "are so good" and a potential Black Series variant would have to be "at the top of the hill" so it will take a while until the name will effectively come back.

The Mercedes-AMG chief did acknowledge AMG-branded models will sooner or later receive the hybrid treatment while the AMG Sport portfolio is bound to grow following the introduction of the C450 and GLE 450 Coupe which are both positioned right under the fully fledged AMG models.

Moers added the AMG GT lineup will be expanded in the future and chances are the first model will be a Porsche 911 GT3 rival while more 911-fighting derivatives are probably in the pipeline as well.

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