Mercedes may Take on the Porsche Cayman with a New Sports Car

Details About The Mercedes-AMG Cayman Rival Emerge

A new Mercedes-AMG sports auto rendering from Autocar.

According to Autocar, a new compact sports vehicle that would be designed and marketed as a standalone Mercedes-AMG product, is under consideration and now in conceptual stage.

According to Autocar, the new sports auto is still in the early stages of development but that Tobias Moers, head of AMG, has been hinting about it since earlier this year.

It would reportedly be available in both roadster and tin-top guises, and would rival Porsche's 718 Boxster and Cayman as well as Jaguar's F-Type and Alfa Romeo's 4C if it is ever replaced.

"Project One represents the start of a new era for Mercedes-AMG, not only in terms of the electrified driveline but also the placement of it behind the cabin", one source said to Autocar.

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"A lot of thought has gone into how Mercedes-AMG can better leverage its success in motorsport, particularly Formula 1 and endurance racing", the source told the British rag.

Further solidifying the new Mercedes-AMG car's status as a challenger to the 718 Cayman is its proposed design. A mid-engine layout is now in the discussion, but AMG also hasn't ruled out a more conventional front-engine layout.

Porsche says it sold almost 25,000 examples of the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman a year ago. According to Autocar, Mercedes-AMG's new model could utilize the company's updated 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline unit delivering up to 400 hp, which will also power the upcoming A35 and A45 models.

Set to power upcoming A35 and A45 models, it would provide the AMG sports auto with up to 400bhp, together with the potential for electric boosting through a belt-driven hybrid function.

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