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Mercedes-AMG will launch its first all-electric model in 2025 and has previewed what we can expect with the striking Vision AMG concept car revealed overnight.
Based on the Vision EQXX concept Mercedes-Benz revealed recently, this AMG take gets a performance makeover. But it’s what’s underneath that should have performance car fans excited.
The concept sits on an all-new AMG.EA electric vehicle platform, which is currently under development at AMG headquarters in Affalterbach, Germany. This new platform will feature what AMG calls “revolutionary drive technology” including an “Axial Flux Motor” developed by YASA, a British electric motor specialist that’s owned by Mercedes. This new technology reportedly offers four-times more power while being half the size and half the weight of a conventional electric motor.
AMG hasn’t revealed any technical claims for the concept, so exactly how much power, torque and range the German giant is aiming for will remain unclear for the short-term.
Mercedes-AMG CEO Philipp Schiemer has promised that while the Vision AMG represents the start of a new era for the brand, it will aim to deliver a “very special” electric car in order to keep its long-time customers happy.
“AMG is reinventing itself,” Schiemer said. “As was once the case with our founding fathers, there has been an amazing feeling of new beginnings here in Affalterbach for quite some time now. The course has been well and truly set for an electrified future, and we’ve set the bar high. That’s because our customers expect something very special from all-electric cars. We have already well and truly proven our expertise in this regard with the SLS AMG Electric Drive, our own E Performance hybrid technology and the first Mercedes-EQ derivatives. With this study, we are now offering a first glimpse of how we are transferring the AMG DNA into the all‑electric future, starting in 2025.”
The design of the Vision AMG has some clear connections to the EQXX but with a performance twist you’d expect from AMG.
At the front there are several notable features, starting with the grille, which retains AMG’s signature vertical bars, but instead of being physical bars they are now lights (as the electric powertrain doesn’t need a grille opening).
The headlights are another dramatic design element of the Vision AMG, with three LED elements shaped to form a three-pointed star in a nod to the company logo. At the rear the lights are a trio of LED rings on each side of the car, placed just above the AMG-specific diffuser.
The Vision AMG rides on 22-inch alloy wheels with aero cladding and prominent AMG branding.
The concept is present in a paint scheme inspired by the Mercedes-AMG Formula One team, with the silver-on-silver three-pointed stars on the rear flanks as well as ‘Petronas green’ highlights on the side sills and wheels.