The powertrain of the Mercedes Vision AMG concept electric vehicle has been developed from the ground up.
The all-electric Mercedes Vision AMG concept car has been unveiled. Mercedes-AMG presents the Vision AMG as a glimpse into the all-electric future of AMG Driving Performance. The Vision AMG concept is a four-door coupe based on the AMG.EA platform currently under development in Affalterbach for all-electric models.
The Mercedes-AMG Vision electric concept car features a monolithic construction with minimal joints and closures. To reinforce the monolithic look, Mercedes-AMG has painted Alubeam silver for the rear windows and sides. The automaker has developed a string of sporty proportions that are evident from the side. The concept electric car sits on a long wheelbase while its A-pillar is placed at the front. The short front overhang is slightly longer and the rear overhang has been optimized aerodynamically.
The front grille of the Vision AMG concept EV has very distinctive vertical slats, however, the grille has been closed and painted in the same body color and it has been fully integrated into the front end. These illuminated vertical slats with a three-dimensional outer contour are accompanied by a three-pointed star positioned on the bonnet similar to the Mercedes ‑ AMG Project ONE.
The Vision AMG powertrain has been developed from the ground up. Mercedes-AMG says the AMG.EA platform comes with a high-performance high-voltage battery and revolutionary drive technology. The highlight of the Vision AMG powertrain is the Axial Flux Motor, developed by the wholly owned Mercedes-Benz subsidiary YASA. With a compact and lightweight design, it delivers significantly more power than a conventional electric motor, the brand adds.
Mercedes-AMG GmbH CEO Philipp Schiemer shared that AMG is in the process of reinventing itself. “The course went well and really set the stage for an electrified future, and we set the bar high. That’s because our customers expect something very special from all-electric cars. We have truly proven our expertise in this area with the SLS AMG Electric Powertrain, our own E PERFORMANCE hybrid technology and the first Mercedes-EQ derivatives. With this study, we are now providing the first look at how we can move AMG DNA into the all-electric future, starting in 2025,” adds Schiemer.
Date of first publication: May 20, 2022, 08:52 AM IST