AMG boss: Horsepower war is over, new Mercedes E 63 AMG will be lighter with better fuel-economy

“The horsepower war is over,” AMG boss Volker Mornhinweg told AutoCar. Mornhinweg said that AMG is now going to focus on pursuing higher fuel-economy for its future cars while trying to better performance levels. He said that AMG will do that by cutting weight, optimizing the engine and using other alternative fuel-saving technologies.

According to Mornhinweg, we’ll get to see those changes in the redesigned Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG due out later this year. He said that the new E 63 AMG will be lighter and will provide a little more “grunt” with better fuel-economy.

The boss of AMG also confirmed that the high-performance division was looking into producing compact AMG models. A AMG A-Class or B-Class in the works? We’ll find out soon enough.

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Source: AutoCar