Let them drive AMGs

The vaunted AMG badge is set to become even more accessible, with AMG chief Tobias Moers confirming the in-house performance arm of Mercedes-Benz is preparing a set of lower-cost, lower-output companions for its A45, CLA45 and GLA45 models. Expected to wear a -35 suffix, these cars will follow the template set by the recently arrived C43 and E43 by trading outright performance for a more affordable price point.

Precisely how many kilowatts they’ll have is still secret, but expect output to fall between the A250 Sport’s 160kW output and the A45’s 280kW.