Mercedes plans AMG versions of four electric cars

Mercedes plans AMG versions of four electric cars

Mercedes-AMG is planning performance variants of the EQA, EQB, EQS and EQE electric models, according to a media report. Performance figures are not yet known, and the market launch schedule is also still open.

According to the British magazine "Autocar", Markus Schäfer, COO of Mercedes-Benz Cars and Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG for Development, is said to have said that the four EQ models will get AMG offshoots during the presentation of the EQA. Schäfer did not yet specify when and in what order the electric AMGs will be presented. "Autocar" speculates that the EQA will be the first, as this model is already the only one of the four model series mentioned to be presented and will also be the first to be launched on the market.

However, Schäfer did not give any further details on the market launch - nor any technical data. The EQA (technically related to the combustion model GLA, which is already available as the GLA 45 from AMG) and the EQB (as the GLB counterpart) use the same platform. As a rough house number: the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 S 4MATIC+ with a two-litre petrol engine produces 310 kW.

It remains to be seen whether the AMG versions mean the "even more athletic all-wheel-drive models" with more than 200 kW of power that Mercedes announced when it unveiled the EQA. The EQA 250 shown so far only has an electric motor on the front axle and comes with an output of 140 kW. So it's entirely possible that Mercedes will follow up with an all-wheel-drive EQA with 200 to 250 kW of power and also launch an AMG offshoot with 300 kW and more - the latter could also feature a sportier chassis.