Mercedes-AMG’s Upcoming Four Door Will Make Hybrids Cool, Like 800HP Cool

Mercedes-AMG’s yet-unnamed four-door coupe will spark a new war with its arrival in late 2018 in the hyper-saloon segment.

Our spies spotted a pair of prototypes being tested in cold-weather conditions, with the cars still being covered under a light camouflage wrap.

The first dedicated four-door model from AMG is planning to offer a series of new, performance-focused plug-in hybrid powertrains under the EQ brand, producing up to 805hp. The colossal power figure will be combined with a 31-mile driving range on electric power alone according to the latest reports.

This will not only position it directly against the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, but it will also make it the most powerful saloon on the market. The four-door AMG will feature wider tracks compared to the current E63 AMG but it will sit closer to the ground and of course have a lower and unique roofline for that coupe-like vibe.

Mercedes-AMG’s upcoming Panamera rival will be initially launched with the same 604hp 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that the E63 is using, paired to a nine-speed automatic gearbox and the configurable all-wheel drive system.

The latest reports talk about the new Mercedes AMG making a possible debut at the Geneva Motor Show this March, with sales to begin later in 2018 and the plug-in hybrid versions to arrive in 2019.

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  • 800hp in a 4 door saloon, wow and I thought horsepower war is getting out of the line and AMG says “nah, we like more power”.

    • Frank Yoster

      2019 is when the hp wars start

      • It’s been going on for few years, but we are really at the point where incredible numbers are available to a very usable car like Saloon.

        • Moveon Libtards

          Um, Cadillac V models? Dodge sedans?

        • Fabián Montiel

          It will go on until 2023 when there will be a gas crisis, just like in america fifty years ago with the muscle war.

      • Moveon Libtards

        Already started a while ago. Corvettes, Dodge, etc all way ahead in the game.

    • Moveon Libtards

      Funny, because Mercedes said they wouldnt particpate in the hp war conveniently after they started losing it. Guess they admitted they are wrong.

  • MRCLKBLACK

    Good, the testcars still have those round exhaust tips, despite having overall less camouflage. My expectations for them to stay keeps on increasing!

  • Basem Sat

    Great, this is how AMG should look

  • Moveon Libtards

    Yeah, because Toyota Prius’ are NOT cool and Tesla electric is boring. Finally some real meat in the competition.

  • LWOAP

    This versus the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. I can’t wait to see it.

  • Matthew Daraei

    Now the question is which type of road would manage to cope with that horsepower? Maybe Autobahn, but hell not everyone has access to it. Anyway, that is a hell of performance for a saloon! Can’t wait to see it in flesh!

  • Ermal Morina

    Super hyped for this one.Can’t wait to see that AMG has done to it

  • Six Thousand Times

    And “hybrid” heavy. And “hybrid ” expensive. And needlessly “hybrid” complex.

  • nastinupe

    This looks so much like the CLS. I don’t understand the purpose for this car’s existence. Why not just make a CLS AMG 63 Hybrid?

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