Updated: Feb 17, 2022
"Mercedes' AMG performance division is most famous for making hand-built gasoline engines, but times are changing and electric motors are the new thing" says Peter Valdes-Dapena. So ICE is out and EV's are in?
There are many models from the 2-door blue baby shown above (an EV conversion) or the crazy EQS all-electric below, ready to go.
Peter continues with "With the Tesla Model S Plaid rocketing to highway speeds in two seconds, under ideal conditions, and automakers offering quick zero-emissions cars like the Porsche Taycan Turbo and Audi RS e-Tron GT, the Mercedes debuts as the latest battery-powered high-horsepower luxury car. It joins the even more powerful Mercedes-AMG EQS, a larger car capable of producing as much as 751 horsepower in a short burst. Since this electric AMG model won't have the brand's signature engine burble, dramatic sounds will be produced from speakers inside and outside the car. The interior sounds will vary depending on the mode the car is in and the way it's being driven, varying from a quiet hum to an aggressive rumble overlaid with jet sounds. There will also be a special "event sound" that plays as the car is locked. At night, the headlights will project animated patterns as the car is opened and closed."
Thanks Peter, CNN and GreenTV team!