The Mercedes Vision AMG concept will introduce AMG’s first standalone EV

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What’s going on

The Mercedes Vision AMG concept previews AMG’s first standalone EV.

Why it matters

It will be backed by a special AMG.EA AMG platform.

What’s next

The serial version will be released in 2025.

Mercedes-AMG will release the first all-electric model on its new one special platform AMG.EA in 2025, which was fully developed by the AMG division in Affalterbach as a stand-alone vehicle architecture that will be different from the future Mercedes MB.EA platform. On Thursday, the brand unveiled the Vision AMG concept, a fantastic four-door coupe that will introduce the 2025 production car.

The Vision AMG concept has a streamlined profile that resembles Vision EQXX concept which was released earlier this year. It has a long wheelbase, low hood, fairly short ledges and a low, narrow greenhouse that flows into a teardrop-shaped ass. The proportions are dramatic, the Vision AMG looks like a truly innovative successor to the original CLS in terms of design, and it’s about 6 inches longer than that Porsche Taycanwhich should become the main competitor of the serial model. While the tilt windshield is plain glass, the Vision AMG’s side windows and rear window are painted in the same silver Alubeam as the car’s body, with a hexagonal pattern that allows passengers to see outside.

Future AMG EVs should have such a face.

Mercedes-AMG

The front is dominated by a new interpretation of the AMG Panamericana grille, which is actually not so much a grille as a body color panel with an illuminated contour and vertical light stripes. Its headlights are in the shape of a three-pointed Mercedes star, and the inner lines connect a central light strip that runs through the nose and can show a variety of animations. All of these headlights make the Vision unmistakably Mercedes-AMG from the front, and we expect it to look great in future production models. As with the AMG One hypercar and vintage streamlined cars, the Vision also has a large Mercedes star painted on the hood. At the rear, a thin light bar extends all the way to the wheel arches, and six round taillights in the diffuser create the appearance of exhaust tips – or rocket engines of spacecraft.

One of the coolest features of the Vision AMG, which unfortunately is not visible in these images, is the 22-inch wheels, which are deeply incised and have an aerodynamic design. Flat rims under the AMG brand on the edges of the wheels open for better cooling and aerodynamics, which should look stunning in motion. The Vision AMG also has an active rear spoiler, a carbon fiber bottom trim and blue accents to match Mercedes Formula 1 cars.

It looks like a spaceship.

Mercedes-AMG

AMG does not provide any details of Vision’s performance, but the brand says it uses an Axial Flux Motor developed by YASA, a subsidiary of Mercedes. This motor is apparently more compact, lighter and more powerful than traditional electric motors. The AMG.EA architecture batteries and other transmission components are also designed specifically for AMG specifically, without sharing with other Mercedes EV parts. Mercedes says the Vision AMG is much lower than the EQS, despite the fact that the battery is in the floor between the axles, which should lead to improved proportions in future production cars, and it has a carved legroom.

While the production version of the Vision AMG will only be released in 2025, the AMG has more electrified models that are based on existing cars. The AMG EQS now on sale and then this year will be AMG EQEand a hybrid version SL Roadster join 4-door coupe GT63 SE Performance. Expect AMG versions of other Mercedes-Benz electric cars, such as the EQS SUV. But once the AMG.EA platform is up and running, we will see many more unique performance models from the brand.

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