Mercedes Vision AMG Concept Previews AMG’s First Standalone EV

What’s occurring

The Mercedes Imaginative and prescient AMG idea previews AMG’s first standalone EV.

Why it issues

It will likely be underpinned by AMG’s devoted AMG.EA platform.

What’s subsequent

The manufacturing model can be out in 2025.

Mercedes-AMG will launch the primary totally electrical mannequin on its new devoted AMG.EA platform in 2025, which has been developed fully by the AMG division in Affalterbach as a standalone efficiency automobile structure that can be separate from Mercedes’ upcoming MB.EA platform. On Thursday the model unveiled the Imaginative and prescient AMG idea, a fantastical four-door coupe that previews the 2025 manufacturing automobile.

The Imaginative and prescient AMG idea has a streamlined profile that is paying homage to the Imaginative and prescient EQXX idea that was launched earlier this yr. It is obtained an extended wheelbase, a low hood, pretty quick overhangs and a low, tapering greenhouse that flows right into a teardrop rear finish. The proportions are dramatic, with the Imaginative and prescient AMG wanting like a very progressive successor to the unique CLS when it comes to design, and it is about 6 inches longer than the Porsche Taycan, which needs to be the manufacturing mannequin’s primary rival. Whereas the raked windshield is regular glass, the Imaginative and prescient AMG’s aspect home windows and rear glass are painted in the identical Alubeam silver because the physique of the automobile, with a hexagonal sample that permits occupants to see out.

Future AMG EVs ought to have this face.


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The entrance finish is dominated by a brand new interpretation of AMG’s Panamericana grille, which is not actually a grille a lot as a physique colour panel with an illuminated define and vertical mild bars. Its headlights are formed like Mercedes’ three-pointed star brand, with the interior traces becoming a member of a central mild bar that runs throughout the nostril that may present totally different animations. All these lights make the Imaginative and prescient unmistakably a Mercedes-AMG from the entrance, and it is a look that we anticipate future manufacturing fashions to make use of. Like on the AMG One hypercar and classic streamliners, the Imaginative and prescient has a big Mercedes star painted on the hood as effectively. On the rear finish a slim mild bar extends all the best way to the wheel arches, and 6 spherical taillights within the diffuser give off the look of exhaust suggestions — or spaceship rocket engines.

One of many coolest options on the Imaginative and prescient AMG that sadly is not actually seen in these pictures are the 22-inch wheels, that are deeply dished and have an aero-disc design. The AMG-branded flat ‘aero cladding’ rims on the edges of the wheels truly open up for higher cooling and aerodynamics, which ought to look superior in movement. The Imaginative and prescient AMG additionally an energetic rear spoiler, decrease carbon-fiber trim and teal accents that match Mercedes’ System 1 automobiles.

It seems like a spaceship.


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AMG is not giving any efficiency particulars for the Imaginative and prescient, however the model says it makes use of an Axial Flux Motor developed by YASA, a subsidiary of Mercedes. This motor apparently is extra compact, light-weight and highly effective than conventional electrical motors. The AMG.EA structure’s batteries and different drivetrain parts are all additionally developed in-house for AMG particularly, sharing nothing with Mercedes’ different EV components. Mercedes says the Imaginative and prescient AMG is way decrease than an EQS regardless of the battery pack sitting within the flooring between the axles, which ought to result in higher proportions in future manufacturing automobiles, and it has carved-out house for footwells.

Whereas the manufacturing model of the Imaginative and prescient AMG will not be out till 2025, AMG has extra electrified fashions within the pipeline which can be based mostly on current automobiles. The AMG EQS is on sale now and can be adopted later this yr by the AMG EQE, and a plug-in-hybrid model of the SL Roadster will be part of the GT63 S E Efficiency 4-Door Coupe. Count on AMG variations of different electrical Mercedes-Benz automobiles to observe, like of the EQS SUV. However as soon as that AMG.EA platform is up and working, we should always see much more distinctive efficiency fashions from the model.

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