AFFALTERBACH, Germany -- Daimler AG's Mercedes-AMG performance arm plans to offer a cheaper product line to narrow the price gap with Mercedes-Benz cars.
The first two models from the new AMG Sport family will debut in January at the Detroit auto show.
Mercedes will use the AMG Sport range to close the gap between Mercedes cars equipped with the AMG Sport Package trim level and AMG models.
The AMG Sport models to premiere in Detroit are the Mercedes-Benz C 450 AMG and Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 Coupe.
The AMG Sport cars will offer six-cylinder engines with increased output, all-wheel drive as standard plus special chassis and brake parts from traditional AMG models.
But unlike AMG models, the engines will be tuned versions of the series production line rather than handcrafted.