According to a recent report, Mercedes will introduce an AMG version of the next-generation B-Class. Full details inside.

According to a recent report, Mercedes will introduce an AMG version of the next-generation B-Class.

Set to tackle the Audi S3, the B-Class AMG will likely be launched in 2012 or 2013. It will feature unique styling, a sports suspension, an improved braking system, and special interior trim.

In a nod to the green movement, the B-Class will become the first AMG model to have a four-cylinder engine. Despite sounding like heresy, the turbocharged unit should be powerful and fuel efficient.

As we have previously reported, the B-Class (and its AMG cousin) will likely be offered in the United States for the first time. It is expected to resemble the BlueZero Concept, which debuted at the 2009 North American International Auto Show.

Next Generation Mercedes B-Class set for AMG Treatment