Mercedes-Benz has been slowly introducing its EQ line of vehicles over the years. It started with the EQC, followed by the EQV. Soon, there’ll be more such as the EQA, EQB, and even the EQS. Interestingly, Mercedes has plans to build a go-fast version of these too. Specifically, AMG versions of their EVs will be coming in the future. And yes, it will be similar to what they do with the current Mercedes-AMG models.
There are no specific details yet, but Mercedes-AMG says the high-performance EVs are on the horizon. Furthermore, they will be the equivalent of the 43 and 53 AMG models currently offered by the German marque.
According to Mercedes, the AMG EV models are built based on “upcoming Mercedes-EQ electric cars”. Instead of a twin-turbo V8, these models will use a twin-electric motor setup, one in front and one in the rear. With that, all-wheel drive is standard. The 400-volt lithium-ion battery pack will have its own wiring harness, adapted to the higher performance capacity of the AMG derivatives.
AMG says the faster EVs will have the power equivalent to the current 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. As a result, 0 to 100 km/h in the electric AMGs will take under 4.0 seconds, and the top speed is rated at 250 km/h.
Apart from being able to go faster, Mercedes-AMG models also look a lot more aggressive than standard. The same formula will be applied to the upcoming EVs. Some of the design changes include a grille with vertical slats, revised front bumpers, and side sills. Expect to see a spoiler, front lip, and aggressive diffuser to top it off. Of course, let’s not forget the AMG wheels.
It will be the same experience inside the cabin. Exclusive AMG seats with unique graphics, AMG functions and displays on the cluster, and AMG steering wheel are just some of the features to be expected.
The first Mercedes-AMG EQ model will be arriving this 2021. Considering the EQC has been out the longest, it will likely be the first model to get the AMG treatment. That’s unless the automaker surprises us with something different.