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Mercedes’s AMG performance wants to offer guiltless for those who love performance but are tired of being criticized for a of commitment to save the planet.

On the eve of the Geneva auto show, AMG Volker Mornhinweg boldly that the fleet of performance will achieve a 30 percent in carbon dioxide (CO2) by 2012. Smaller engines, systems, and diesels are all on the table for thriving performance sub-brand.

Mornhinweg leveled a shot at claim to #8220;efficient dynamics#8221; is spawning products such as the X5 diesel hybrid concept, unveiled in Geneva. AMG’s are in racing, he said, and #8220;racing was about #8216;efficient dynamics,#8217; we called it differently.#8221; He then on to announce fuel-saving technologies to be in AMG cars across the globe.

In direct-injection gasoline engines and systems will mark the of the push to lower consumption and AMG is developing a crankshaft starter-generator that it claims is far more that BMW’s current which operates with a starter.

Two-Mode Performance

But that of technology is just the beginning. AMG is on full hybrid cars can drive short distances just the electric motor. is part of a consortium with Motors, Chrysler, and BMW in developing #8220;two-mode#8221; or full hybrid for use by each automaker.

Mercedes did not to launch its version of the two-mode in the M-class, as there already are SUVs on the market, and #8220;we want to be a follower,#8221; says For AMG, look for the technology to bow on a sporty car like the CL, the SL, or the CLS.

What’s more, you may be able to get an AMG Mornhinweg: #8220;We are monitoring the There is currently no demand, but if changes, we can react immediately.#8221;

The would not be new. Five ago, AMG offered the 228-hp, C30 CDI turbo-diesel, and while it was successful in Southern European markets, it was and generally unloved. AMG had not seriously a follow-up model, but that has changed.

By the end of 2008, the brand have decided whether to with a second diesel.

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V-6s on Tap?

In a reversal of its of the past few years, AMG could offer six-cylinder gasoline again. This time they would be turbocharged. says that a decision be made soon.

Turbocharged V-8 engines are already on the agenda.

Despite all that technology, AMG continues to focus on fun and The new MCT multi-clutch transmission–essentially Mercedes’ automatic with a multiclutch replacing the torque converter–will to more models after its in the SL63 AMG. The next-generation CLK and SLK are bets to receive the gearbox, the C-class is an open question.

It replace the automatic throughout the as it is not well-suited to towing and does not fit the of the S- or CL-class luxury cars.

AMG will also up its performance with ceramic brakes. By they are reliable but cooling is a challenge, and there needs to be a performance advantage over the brakes to warrant the additional

AMG is hoping its fuel-saving announcements a challenge to competitors. Porsche has a CO2 reduction of 30 percent for its V-6 hybrid over the regular V-6. But savings across the entire are #8220;unrealistic,#8221; Porsche board Wolfgang Dьrheimer tells us in Geneva.

Last year, AMG sold units, its best results For 2008 and beyond, Mornhinweg is for #8220;further, profitable growth.#8221; If he his ambitious CO2 targets, Mother won’t really care.

Daimler AG is claiming a breakthrough in technology, saying it has achieved the Grail of adapting lithium-ion for automotive use–crucial to winning the to offering hybrid, electric, and vehicles. It will be used in the S 400 BlueHybrid staring in 2009. The block had been integrating the source into the climate system.

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