A new report indicates Mercedes-Benz will introduce in a short while a sub-range of warm AMG Sport models.

A new report indicates Mercedes-Benz will introduce in a short while a sub-range of warm AMG Sport models.

Designed to take on BMW M Performance and other similar rivals, Mercedes-Benz's AMG Sport cars will slot above the standard versions but below the fully-fledged AMG versions. These cars will receive different exterior and interior styling along with uprated engines (both gasoline and diesel), bespoke chassis tuning and updated electronics.

One common characteristic of all AMG Sport models will be the wider tracks similar to those of the full AMG versions. The newly established sub-range of models will encompass cars from the A, C, E and S families but also from the GLA, GLK, M (including ML Coupe/MLC) and GL lineups.

The first model to pave the way will be the already rumored C450 AMG Sport packing an upgraded twin-turbo V6 3.0-liter sourced from the C400 but outputting an additional 34 bhp (25 kW) for a grand total of 367 bhp (274 kW). It is believed the model will be revealed later this year in both RWD and 4MATIC guises, possibly in October at the Paris Motor Show.

Note: 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate AMG Line pictured.

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Mercedes-Benz plotting AMG Sport lineup to sit below fully-fledged AMG models - report