Mercedes-Benz's AMG division isn't taking its sweet time with the development of new dedicated electric vehicles.
After launching a hardcore version of the Mercedes EQS during September's Munich auto show, the Affalterbach tuner is now readying its next EV based on the Mercedes EQE which also debuted at the Munich show.
The EQE is a mid-size electric sedan related to the larger EQS hatchback. For the AMG version, there's the typical AMG front fascia with an A-wing design, as well as a large wheel and tire package. Some of the testers were also sporting carbon-ceramic brake rotors.
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The AMG EQS is due at dealerships next spring as a 2022 model. We'll likely see this AMG EQE arrive in the fall of 2022, as a 2023 model.
The AMG EQS has been confirmed with 649 hp and 700 lb-ft of torque in normal mode but with a temporary boost function that can increase output to 751 hp and 751 lb-ft via a Race Start mode. Power comes from two electric motors, one mounted on each axle, which gives the AMG EQS all-wheel drive. Expect a similar setup for the AMG EQE.
AMG has plenty of experience with electric power. Recall, the tuner first tested the waters in 2014 with the SLS AMG Electric Drive. It was the fastest, most powerful EV on the market at the time thanks to its 740-hp output. Since then, AMG has gathered more experience, particularly in the areas of energy discharging and recovery, from its Formula One program.