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.


    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.


    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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