Mercedes-Benz plans to launch more hybrids within the AMG’s performance division line-up, amid a customers’ “change of mind” regarding electrification.
The launch of plug-in hybrid powertrains was welcomed with open arms by Mercedes fleet customers, as claimed by the company’s sales director, Britta Seeger. According to Seeger, company customers as well as individuals are increasingly willing to make the transition to alternative powertrains to classic diesel and petrol engines.
“In the last 12-18 months, we have noticed a change of mentality and customers have become more and more open to hybrids and electric cars. I see growth potential for AMG, both with traditional models and with electrified versions such as the future GT 4-Door Coupe Hybrid,” said Seeger.
In this context, Mercedes plans to launch several hybrids within the AMG performance division. As mentioned above, the plug-in hybrid version for the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe (the four-door version of the AMG GT) is expected to enter series production by the end of 2020, and the German-prepared plug-in hybrid system will have at the base the famous 4.0-liter V8 engine.
Under these circumstances, the future PHEV developed by Mercedes-AMG will have sufficient resources to compete with the current Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid.