Mercedes-Benz recently made several announcements about its electrification strategy and announced how AMG will use electrification to develop the company’s upcoming performance models.
During the annual general meeting of Daimler last week, the parent company of Mercedes Benz made several announcements regarding its electrification strategy. The company took the opportunity to announce details of its upcoming battery-powered EQS sedan. The Tri-Star brand’s performance division also plans to capitalize on the popularity of electric propulsion technology.
AMG also recently announced that it is currently developing an all-electric model that is expected to make its global debut later this year. Mercedes-Benz has also confirmed that EQS will be the company’s first offer new electrical sub-brand. Mercedes-Benz intends to introduce four battery-only offers on the North American market by 2022.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan will make its European debut in August 2021, and the luxury automaker has confirmed that it will offer an all-electric range of 478 miles. The company based its range estimate on the European WLTP standards, which are less stringent than the EPA benchmarks.
The upcoming Mercedes EQS sedan will also be equipped with the company’s MBUX hyperscreen dashboard display. The Hyperscreen is a 56-inch AI-powered touchscreen that extends the width of the dashboard. The Tri-Star brand has also confirmed that it will officially launch the upcoming EQS sedan on April 15th. The car is based on the automaker’s electric vehicle architecture (EVA Platform), which the EQS SUV sibling will also support.
AMG is also developing variants of the C-Class sedan and the AMG GT 4-door, which are powered by the division’s brand-new E Performance plug-in hybrid technology. AMG will shortly present a modular powertrain for the upcoming models. The drivetrain will consist of turbocharged 4/8 liter internal combustion engines combined with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
The company’s powerful drivetrain will use the gasoline engine to drive the front wheels, and the rear axle will be powered by Merc’s so-called electric drive unit (EDU). The drive train also has an electrically controlled differential, a lithium-ion battery, a cooling system and a special two-speed gearbox for the electric motor.
Mercedes claims that its 4-liter hybrid powertrain with V8 power will generate around 804 hp and its 2-liter four-cylinder sibling will produce around 644 hp. It is safe to say that Mercedes’s electrification strategy is delivering promising results.