A preview of AMG's EV future.
The first AMG-badged production car, the 2023 Mercedes-AMG EQS, is already quite impressive. But the German automaker has been teasing a more radical look at its future AMG models, and the wait is finally over. Introducing the Mercedes Vision AMG, a show car that previews the electric future of AMG Driving Performance. Though it's just a concept, the Vision AMG rides on the new AMG.EA platform, which is currently in-develop for future performance EVs.
"The Vision AMG shows in spectacular style what electrification could look like at Mercedes-AMG, while staying true to the brand aesthetic. The study's extreme proportions create fascination and passion for performance - that's what AMG is all about. The Vision AMG is an impressive embodiment of the brand's dual polarity - the interplay of beauty and the extraordinary. At the same time, elements from the future, such as the light signatures with the illuminated high-tech grille, underscore the progressive evolution of our design language of Sensual Purity," says Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer of Mercedes-Benz Group AG.
The Vision AMG borrows its overall shape from the aerodynamic Vision EQXX, which can drive over 600 miles on a single charge. It features a streamlined body with a sharply raked A-pillar, long wheelbase, and widely flared wheel arches for a sportier look. The roof tapers off dramatically at the rear end, blending into an active spoiler that improves the aerodynamics. Mercedes' designers incorporated AMG-specific design elements such as the vertical grille bars, though the grille is closed off because this car doesn't require as much cooling. The car also boasts a massive three-pointed star on the hood, like the 2022 Mercedes-AMG ONE supercar.
There aren't any shots of the interior, and by the looks of the photos, the concept doesn't even have one. However, Mercedes says despite sitting considerably lower than an EQS, the Vision AMG is designed to seat four individuals comfortably.
Very few details were provided on the powertrain, though Mercedes says the car uses a new Axial Flux Motor developed by the company's wholly owned subsidiary, YASA. This new design is more compact while delivering more power than traditional electric motors. All of the drivetrain components (including the platform) were developed specifically for this car, though some elements like the 22-inch aero clad wheels, the AMG logo and color scheme were inspired by the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team.