All Mercedes-AMG fashions to characteristic a PHEV variant

Mercedes-AMG is planning to supply a plug-in hybrid model for each mannequin in its line-up over the course of the following few years, with the primary of those set to reach in 2020, Autocar stories. That is consistent with Mercedes-Benz’s huge push in all segments associated to electrification, particularly EQ Enhance (mild-hybrid), EQ Energy (PHEV) and EQ (full electrical). There are at the moment plenty of mild-hybrid variants within the AMG vary, together with the CLS 53 and the recently-launched GLE 53 4Matic+, which made its first public displaying in Geneva. These characteristic a 48-volt electrical system, an electrical auxiliary compressor and a EQ Enhance starter generator, which supplies a further 21 hp and 250 Nm of output help. The mild-hybrid choices are nonetheless seen as an interim resolution due to the necessity to meet more and more tight EU fleet emissions targets. “All of the AMG automobiles will likely be obtainable sooner or later with plug-in hybrids as an choice. Gentle hybrid will not be the technique of AMG, as a result of the emissions financial savings are too small,” stated Mercedes’ head of exterior affairs for emissions, Frank Overmeyer. At the moment, Mercedes-Benz has EQ Energy variations of the C-Class, E-Class and S-Class out available in the market, however the PHEV numbers are anticipated to swell to over 10 this yr, and to greater than 20 fashions by 2020, based on Ola Kallenius, member of the board of administration of Daimler AG liable for Group Analysis and Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Growth. The electrical-only working vary for its PHEVs is at the moment as much as 50 km on a worldwide harmonised mild automobiles (WLTP) take a look at cycle, however Kallenius stated this will likely be doubled to 100 km when the next-gen of PHEVs debut. The AMG PHEVs will include a performance-tuned model of the EQ Energy system, which is able to sacrifice some working vary, based on Overmeyer. “The battery itself and the applying, together with the electrical motor, would be the identical, and you'll have a major enhance [in performance] that may cut back the vary, however the expertise will likely be higher. Identical battery, identical drivetrain, completely different utility. In an SUV, it'd supply 100 km, however it would possibly solely be 60 or 70 km in an AMG,” he stated. GALLERY: Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4Matic+ on the 2019 Geneva Motor Present The publish All Mercedes-AMG fashions to characteristic a PHEV variant appeared first on Paul Tan's Automotive Information.