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It’s not a case of if, but rather a case of when. Yes, Mercedes-AMG chief Tobias Moers has confirmed that the German automaker’s performance arm will indeed build a new all-electric model.
“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,” Moers told Drive.
“For sure, it’s a trade off between efficiency and performance, and for other cars as well. There will be an AMG pure-electric car, but I don’t know when. Because otherwise AMG will disappear as a brand,” he explained.
The company has, of course, tried its hand at an all-electric AMG before: the SLS Electric Drive, which boasted 552 kW and 1 000 N.m.
“That car 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 said.
“It’s amazing to think about what could be feasible today.”