AMG might be responsible for Mercedes’ most-powerful and appealing models, but the high-performance brand is yet to use its full potential as a car manufacturer.
While the Affalterbach-based division brought us the SLS AMG, and more recently, the AMG GT, it hasn’t developed more than one stand-alone vehicle at a time. With rumours that AMG is pondering a sedan that’s not based on an existing Mercedes model, the brand’s current line-up will soon expand to include a second fully AMG-made product.
The company’s plans to develop a high-performance four-door became more than obvious at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show, where Mercedes-Benz unveiled the AMG GT concept. The show car also confirmed that the sedan will be based on the AMG GT in terms of design, but still feature some of the more traditional Mercedes cues seen on the regular sedans. Also, the fact that the concept’s design wasn’t too wild hinted that the production model could be very similar. The thinly camouflaged prototype spotted near the Arctic Circle again confirms just that.