STi By AMG: The Mercedes Hot Hatch Is Coming

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

The guys who hang out at forums comparing turbocharged European hatchbacks that will never come to the US market (and which they wouldn’t buy if they did) have a new hypothetical plaything to consider: the upcoming Mercedes A-Class AMG hatch. 320 HP turning all four wheels is the basic proposition, with these exterior looks and this interior. And if the Golf-body looks just don’t jive with your idea of what makes a Mercedes, imagine the same package in this “baby CLS” body, with extra-large cupholders and other “tuned for American tastes” goodness. Myself? I like the idea of a blinged-out Mercedes STi.

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  • Volt 230 Volt 230 on Oct 18, 2011

    Wow, Automotive paparazzi at its best!!

  • Russycle Russycle on Oct 18, 2011

    It's more of a hot wagon than a hot hatch...not that there's anything wrong with that. But I can't see many Americans laying down 40 grand plus for something that most people will mistake for a Mazda 3.

  • BlueBrat BlueBrat on Oct 18, 2011

    I kinda thought the GLK was already a "hot hatch" given its size. I liked how that looks with the hard edges, pretty nice, but probably lame to drive.

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    • BlueBrat BlueBrat on Oct 18, 2011

      @-Cole- I know that, but it looks like it could be one. And as the sizes of other hatches are getting bigger, it isn't a size issue at this point.

  • Yuppie Yuppie on Oct 18, 2011

    "Jibe," not "jive," Mr. Managing Editor.