Mercedes prepares the electrification of each performance model in the range. Tobias Moers, the head of Mercedes-AMG, announced that from 2021 all vehicles produced by the performance division will integrate electrified propulsion systems.
Earlier last year, Tobias Moers, head of the Mercedes-AMG division, said that electric cars are the key to the future, and electrification brings efficiency and performance. Now, the Mercedes-AMG representative offers some interesting insights into the plans of the division he is leading. According to Tobias Moers, starting with 2021 all Mercedes-AMG versions will integrate electrified propulsion systems.
At the same time, the Germans are also preparing a replacement for the legendary V12. The Mercedes-AMG official says the engineers are already working on a replacement that we will see under the “AMG 65” badge. Moers said that a hybrid system made up of a V8 engine and an electric motor could become the successor of the legendary V12.
The first electrified versions appeared in the AMG range in 2018 with the launch of the 53 series. The E-Class Coupe, the E-Class Convertible and the CLS were the first models signed by the Mercedes-AMG to receive a micro-hybrid system. It relies on a 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line turbo engine and the EQ Boost system. The technology offers for short periods of time an additional 22 hp and 250 Nm. The EQ Boost system is also responsible for “feeding” the 48V electric system.
Also, AMG engineers have worked on the development of the GLS 580 4Matic integrated propulsion system. The largest SUV in the range of the Germans has a 4.0 liter V8 coupled to the EQ Boost technology. Next in line is the top of the range Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 with at least 600 hp on tap.