Mercedes Vision AMG concept previews the brand’s electric performance car car future

Mercedes-AMG on Thursday unveiled an electric sedan concept that previews the first dedicated EVs in the performance division in 2025.

Vision dubbed AMG, using the concept AMG.EA architecture, Mercedes plans to launch one of the three EV-specific architectures in 2025. The automaker plans to use these architectures all-electric by 2030, at least in some markets.

Mercedes-Benz Vision AMG concept

Mercedes-Benz Vision AMG concept

The car is wrapped in aerodynamic bodywork, reminiscent of the Mercedes Vision EQXX concept unveiled at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this year. The cockpit of the AMG Vision is located at the rear of an extended wheelbase to give it a more sporting proportions, an effect also enhanced by the position from the wheels to the corners. An active rear spoiler and a large rear diffuser also help to manage airflow.

Other notable features include a Mercedes three-pointed star badge-shaped headlight and a six large round taillights that look a bit like a glowing afterburner. Instead of a traditional grill, the concept has a body-color panel whose lighting elements echo the slats of the current AMG grille.

Mercedes-Benz Vision AMG concept

Mercedes-Benz Vision AMG concept

Mercedes did not provide much technical details, but noted that Vision uses an axial-flux motor made by Yasa, a wholly owned subsidiary of AMG Automaker. These motors produce more power in a more compact package than conventional motors, Mercedes claims.

AMG has a lot of experience with electrical power. Recall that it first tested water in 2014 with a 740-hp SLS AMG electric drive. Most recently, AMG introduced tuned versions of the Mercedes-Benz EQS and EQE sedans, and the EQS SUV. We will have to wait until 2025 to see our first dedicated AMG EV, which will use the AMG.EA platform and may borrow some material from the Vision concept.

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