According to a recent rumor, Tobias Moers, the AMG chairman, has officially confirmed the arrival of a new all-electric model at the division – but has no details on the timeline.
Mercedes-AMG is apparently going to renew its efforts towards electrified vehicles, with the confirmation from the company’s boss Tobias Moers in regards with the introduction of an all-electric supercar to compliment the lineup next to the upcoming Formula One-inspired hypercar. “We’re working on a lot of projects as well, we have more than one project aside parallel to the hypercar for electrification, hybridization as well,” commented Moers. “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.”
While there are no details to share as of now, we can imagine the model will be a true successor for the SLS Electric Drive, the only other AMG model to feature electricity. “That car [SLS Electric Drive] is still unbeaten on the Norschleife, it’s still the record holder for electric driven production cars, and it was six years ago when we engineered that car,” Moers added. Back then the SLS Electric Drive was driven around the Nurburgring for a time of 7:56.234. It had four synchronous electric motors, one for each wheel, with a combined total output of 740 horsepower (551 kilowatts) and an impressive 738 pound-feet (999 Newton meters) of torque.