The Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4Matic and EQE 53 4Matic + The model line’s chief engineer will not be involved in the complete EQE 63 version.
Speaking to the media at the AMG EQE international launch in France, development lead Jens Hüser said the performance brand has no plans for a hotter 63 version of the new EQE, as the badge will be reserved for for cars suitable for use on the track.
“There will be 63 signposted electric cars in the future,” he said, “but there won’t be [for EQE]”.
Mr. Hüser explained that AMG 63-branded models are expected to have tracking capabilities and that the EQE 53 4Matic+ will serve as the pinnacle of the current lineup as the company doesn’t feel it’s a good fit. that intended use.
The difference between the AMG 43/53 and AMG 63 models in relation to the driving track is a similar strategy to arch-rival BMW, whose M Performance models are more suitable for everyday use, with the M cars are honed for the track.
The AMG EQE 53 cites some serious performance numbers, even if it’s not designed to break a race weekend.
Equipped with the optional AMG Dynamic Plus Package (whether this comes standard in Australia as TBC or not), the AMG EQE 4Matic+ develops a monstrosity 505kW and 1000Nm from its dual electric motor drive system, good for a 3.3 seconds 0-100 dash and top speed is 240km/h.
For comparison, the current Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic+ generates 450kW and 850Nm from its 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, which is good for a triple-digit 3.4 seconds and an optional top speed. is 270 km/h. An electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h is standard.
We’ve only seen the EQE and EQS get the AMG treatment so far, both maxing out on 53-branded models, so it’s unclear when we might see an AMG 63 runs entirely on electricity.
Our best clue would be Vision AMG concept appeared a month agotakes the form of a dashing four-door coupe based on the upcoming AMG.EA electric vehicle platform.
Mercedes-AMG did not share specifications such as output, battery capacity or range, although it did reveal that the concept’s powertrain components were developed from the ground up.
Aside from the concept, which is likely to preview a dedicated model that serves as an all-electric successor to the current AMG GT 4-Door coupe, it’s likely we’ll need to wait for the models to be badged. Mercedes EQ brand is coming to get the AMG treatment to see what kind of grabs a 63 model.
It’s only a matter of time before we see an all-electric AMG 63, made by Mercedes-Benz (and its performance subsidiary) plans to switch to all electricity by 2030 “Where market conditions permit”.
From 2025, Daimler will launch three all-electric architectures. The main platform will be MB.EAThis will underpin all medium to large vehicles.
This will be supplemented by AMG.EA for performance vehicles and VAN.EA will form the basis for trucks and light commercial vehicles. It’s unclear what will happen to the dedicated EV platform MEA underpinning the current EQS and EQE.
Our prediction is that the next-generation EQC is a top contender, based on the success of the AMG C63 family. If not, it is possible that Mercedes-AMG will produce a range of its own vehicles based on the AMG.EA platform that may feature a new, unique naming structure.
CarExpert Recently attended the launch test drives of both the AMG EQE 53 and AMG EQS 53, which will be announced in the coming weeks.
We’re also expecting AMG versions of the new EQS SUV to follow soon, and the upcoming EQE SUV will almost certainly receive the same treatment.
Meanwhile, the AMG 63 nameplate is set to be electrified in its E Performance plug-in hybrid form, which has been seen in AMG GT 63 E Performance 4-doorand all but the next generation C63 and E63 are confirmed.
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