The Mercedes-AMG electric supercar we’ve all been dreaming of is confirmed by AMG boss Tobias Moers himself. And no, we’re not talking about the hybrid hypercar, bound to launch next year.
Essentially what Moers revealed to our colleagues from Drive, at the Paris motor show, is that the SLS Electric Drive will have a spiritual successor that may or may not wear the new Mercedes-EQ badge, topping the all-electric range said to include as much as ten different EV models by 2025.
“There is no plan for 2020 to have an electrified car, but if you ask me that question you will always get the answer that sooner or later there will be a pure electric driven AMG, because that’s going to happen. For sure it’s a trade off between efficiency and performance, and for other cars as well. There will be an AMG pure electric car but I don’t know when. Because otherwise AMG will disappear as a brand,” Tobias Moers explained.
Mercedes-AMG is not stranger to EV cars. Daimler’s sporty arm has already produced such an emissions-free vehicle: the SLS Electric Drive supercar offered in limited numbers in 2013. And its heritage is one to behold, as the electric SLS is still the fastest electric car to ever complete the famed Nurburgring Nordschleife.