German supercar specialist AMG has no plans to follow its rival from Munich. BMW M introduced a series of high-performance diesels a few weeks ago and AMG does not feel the need to follow them.
AMG boss Ola Kallenius said such a move would introduce too many compromises to its performance-focused line-up, according to Autocar.
The technology of performance gasoline engines is converging with diesel tech. Direct injection, downsizing and turbocharging are all having an effect. We looked at diesel a few years back, but petrol engines have obvious benefits of sound, weight, agility and response.