All Mercedes-AMG models will become plug-in hybrids

All Mercedes-AMG models will become plug-in hybrids

March 14, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Hybrid block EQ Power + set up for greater returns

The entire line of Mercedes-AMG in the future will be electrified due to the appearance of plug-in hybrids. Starting from 2020, Mercedes-Benz will offer “charged” models with an EQ Power + unit, which will increase the impact of power plants and allow you to drive on electric traction to an average of 50 kilometers.

Mercеdes-AMG models will be equipped with a third-generation PHEV-system with an electric motor with a capacity of 122 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque. The battery and the layout of the power plant will be the same as that of the plug-in C-Class, E-Class and S-Class hybrids of the EQ Power family. The differences will be only in the settings: on the AMG-cars, the functionality of the hybrid unit will shift towards increasing power, not improving fuel efficiency.

At the same time in the lineup of Mercedes-AMG there are already so-called moderate hybrids. Among them are the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 and the GLE 53 crossover. Both models are equipped with a three-liter inline “six” with a turbocharger, an electric compressor, a 48-volt EQ Boost starter-generator and a nine-speed automatic transmission. Recoil – 435 horsepower and 520 Nm of torque. At the same time, EQ Boost is able to quickly increase engine output by another 22 forces and 250 Nm.

“Civilian” plug-in hybrids, for example, the S 560 e, which has replaced the S 500 e modification in the model range, are equipped with the same 122-hp electric motor, and are able to drive 50 kilometers on an electric circuit. Consumption S 560 e in the combined cycle is 2.1 liters per 100 kilometers.