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Mercedes-AMG Sedan Expected to be an 805 HP Hybrid

Mercedes-AMG Sedan Expected to be an 805 HP Hybrid

Mercedes-AMG has made no secret of the fact the performance brand is working on an exclusive new sedan. Expected to be the pinnacle of performance when it comes to AMG sedans, this new car will also show off AMG’s future with electrified powertrains.

At the top end, the production version of the GT Sedan Concept will sport 805 horsepower thanks to a combination of V-8 power and an electric motor resting at the rear axle. AutoCar reports the V-8 will actually be Mercedes’ well-known twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter mill. The old school meets new school powertrain will ultimately bear the EQ brand name and offer up to 31 miles of electric driving range.

AMG isn’t stopping with just one hybrid variant of the car, though. Reports from sources familiar with the development program say AMG plans to offer three battery capacities on the car, all with varying performance figures. While the top-end model will offer 805 horsepower, a mid-level offering is expected with 738 horsepower and about 25 miles of range. The hybrid range will be bookended by a 671 horsepower variant with a 19-mile electric range.

While the AMG sedan is ultimately going to offer the three hybrid models, it won’t be a hybrid at launch. As an indirect replacement for the CLS 63, the car will launch with a conventional powertrain. Utilizing the same twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 and nine-speed automatic from the new E63 S, the AMG sedan will offer 604 horsepower that will funnel through an AMG-specific all-wheel-drive system.

The gas-only version of the new sedan is expected to be revealed in March at the Geneva Motor Show and go on sale at the latter part of 2018. The hybrid versions are still a ways off with a 2019 launch target.

 





 

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AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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    Tone
    Eight hundred horsepower. That’s nuts. Wonder if they are using the electric motors for torque fill and taking advantage of that to use bigger turbos for more top end rush. Best of both worlds: power everywhere!


    I want to see reasonable-mainstream plug-ins with equal parts(power) electrics and small-turbos.

    (prolley ~100+100hp = enough for most future sizes)

    Imho, NO body needs to go 150mph or more and my non-turbo 2L econobox managed 100-120mph easily -- half the HP coming from electrics would mean the standing-start acceleration would be ample
    nsaporito
    Tone
    Eight hundred horsepower. That’s nuts. Wonder if they are using the electric motors for torque fill and taking advantage of that to use bigger turbos for more top end rush. Best of both worlds: power everywhere!


    I know AMG is working on electric turbochargers (similar to F1 cars), but I'm not entirely sure if this car will launch with that tech.
    Tone
    Eight hundred horsepower. That’s nuts. Wonder if they are using the electric motors for torque fill and taking advantage of that to use bigger turbos for more top end rush. Best of both worlds: power everywhere!
    arutherford
    Nick...you might want to wait on that E63...
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