Mercedes-AMG Lineup Will Go Hybrid Starting Around 2020
AMG boss Tobias Moers says to expect a hybrid and electric future for Mercedes-Benz’s performance brand.
Not even Mercedes-Benz's performance division, AMG, is immune to the future of propulsion technology: After 2020, the brand will begin to sell hybrid and electric performance models, reports Motor Authority.
CEO of AMG, Tobias Moers, said in an interview with Motor Authority, "When we talk about an AMG hybrid or an electric powertrain, it's something we expect beyond 2020 for sure."
Though Mercedes-AMG has had success with its hybrid F1 cars, that technology hasn't yet hit its performance consumer cars—save for the SLS Electric Drive, the chartreuse, all-electric 739 horsepower sports car based on the SLS that came out in 2014. Even though Mercedes didn't pursue marketing that car to the public en masse, it was highly advanced—with one motor for each wheel, each programmed with torque vectoring, the car had some serious performance and agility. It even tickled Jeremy Clarkson's fancy, and he's a famous anti-environmentalist.
So don't go crying heresy quite yet. Given Mercedes's expertise in both hybrid and electric propulsion technology, expect AMGs of the future to be just as maniacal as ever.