Mercedes-AMG’s main complex officer Jochen Hermann has uncovered that the brand’s all-new EQE saloon, EQS limousine and forthcoming EQS SUV will all pass up out on a higher-overall performance sixty three model.
Talking to Auto Categorical at the 2021 Munich Motor Present, Hermann reported that products developed on the brand’s EVA2 architecture would mirror the new Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 S 4MATIC+ and only have the ’53’ nameplate that was historically utilized on mid-assortment AMGs.
Even with missing out on the flagship sixty three designation, Hermann confident AMG fans and motorists of the lately uncovered EQS 53, that creates up to 751bhp, will not be left seeking.
“This vehicle is a complete AMG – it is really seriously different from an EQS 580. From the first few metres you have to experience it’s an AMG, from the steering to the braking, the behaviour of the vehicle – this is what an AMG is about,” he reported.
Able of sprinting from -62mph in just three.four seconds, topping out at 155mph (if you tick the box for the AMG Dynamic Additionally pack that is), in the beginning there was discussion that maybe AMG’s first EV should be badged a sixty three after all, but Hermann overruled his colleagues.
“The variance in between a 53 and sixty three most of the time has been how substantially you can go on a racetrack with an AMG. Owners can assume all they know and like from driving an AMG, but it is really [the EQS] not a vehicle for the racetrack. Not due to the fact of its overall performance, but due to the fact of its excess weight and battery sizing.”
Instead, the sixty three nameplate will be reserved in the long term for standalone AMG products based on the sub-brand’s devoted EA platform that will be launched in 2025 for cars this sort of as the all-new replacement for the AMG GT supercar and, potentially, a battery-electrical hypercar to abide by in the tyre tracks of the Venture Just one.
When requested if entrepreneurs might be let down that the EQS 53 is outgunned by Tesla’s Model S Plaid on acceleration, Hermann replied: “I consider with electrical cars the simplest point you can do is speed up, but then it’s even now not a overall performance vehicle in my mind. There are different points essential for it to be a overall performance vehicle.”
Hermann included that from now on AMG will concentrate on offering vehicles with electrical powertrains that provide consistent overall performance and can have higher corner speeds.
AMGs will also integrate some radical pondering into its long term solutions that will be entirely at odds to its additional assortment-obsessed parent.
Instead of concentrating on strength-density (how much you can travel on a solitary charge), Herman reported electrical power density – the capacity of the electrical power unit to deploy most existing more than prolonged intervals for sustained most electrical power – would be the important to giving AMG the edge more than all its rivals.
The future-gen battery cells would not only provide additional existing quicker, but they would also be able of extremely-quick charging well beyond the most 350kW charge presently offered.
“I imagine quick charging is one thing people would like to have with an AMG and given that it is really developed-into a sixty three that’s yet another reward.”
Quick charging and a intentionally modest assortment of all-around 500km (310 miles) will allow for AMG to fit a much smaller sized, substantially lighter battery, in accordance to its tech main. This will empower cars like the future AMG GT to be substantially lighter, boosting observe overall performance.
The biggest get in overall performance, Hermann states, will not be from the powerpack, but the motors that drive the fastest sixty three products subsequent parent Daimler’s buy of British tech organization YASA, which can make future-gen in-hub ‘axial’ motors.
Previewed in Mercedes’ Idea EQG 4×4, the reward of the new motors more than common radial motors is their extremely-compact sizing, light excess weight, enormous electrical power and, the actuality they’re fitted to all 4 wheels delivering unparalleled ranges of torque vectoring – critical the AMG boss states for unparalleled ranges of agility.
Increase into the mix sophisticated composites, new braking tech, plus wild aerodynamic knowhow accrued developing the Venture One and Hermann is confident long term sixty three products will be well-truly worth the hold out.
“It could be the most difficult, most enjoyable times to be working at AMG. We can make historical past”, he reported.
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