Mercedes-AMG Prepares to Develop and Production of its First Electric Sports Car

September 17, 2019

Mercedes-AMG Prepares to Develop and Production of its First Electric Sports Car

Mercedes-AMG offers a variety of vehicle models that have used semi-electric drive sources, including CLS 53, E53 and GLE 53. Now, the German automotive manufacturer is confirming the presence of cars developed by Affalterbach and relying on full electric power.

Daimler's CEO, Ola Källenius, said: "We have to reach a point where propulsion is no longer considered important, because AMG prioritizes customer experience. That is why we started working not only on semi-electric AMGs, but also our first electric AMGs."

Källenius did not say which model would be the first to receive an electric AMG variant, but previous reports predicted the upcoming EQS as a potential candidate. The electric model has recently been shown in a concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Reportedly, EQS can get AMG variants that have more than 600 horsepower. Especially seeing competitors, Taycan Turbo 2020 which has two electric motors and produces up to 671 horsepower. Or even the more extreme Taycan Turbo S with 751 horsepower in Overboost mode.

Regardless of what Mercedes-AMG has planned for the future, the upcoming electric vehicle must be more popular than SLS Electric Drive. It is believed that the company sold less than 100 units of electric sports cars armed with four electric motors and produced an impressive 740 horsepower with 1,000 Nm of torque. This configuration allows it to accelerate from 0-100 km / h in 3.9 seconds before reaching a top speed that is limited to 250 km / h.