Speaking with Autocar, Daimler CEO Ola Källenius said: “We have to get to the point where the means of propulsion is not considered important, because AMG is all about the experience of customers. That is why we are starting to work not just on electrified AMGs but also our first fully electric AMGs.”
Källenius didn’t say which model would become the first to receive an electric AMG variant, but previous reports have suggested the upcoming EQS as a likely candidate. The all-electric saloon was recently previewed by a concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Rumors suggest the EQS could get an AMG variant that has more than 600 HP (447 kW / 608 PS). That’s nothing to sniff at, but the 2020 Taycan Turbo has two electric motors that produce up to 671 HP (500 kW / 680 PS). The Taycan Turbo S is even more extreme, with 751 hp (560 kW / 761 PS) in Overboost mode.
Regardless of what Mercedes-AMG has planned for the future, their upcoming EVs should be more popular than the SLS Electric Drive. It’s believed the company sold less than 100 units of the electric sports car that featured four motors producing an impressive 740 HP (552 kW / 750 PS) and 737 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque. This enabled the supercar to rocket from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.9 seconds before hitting a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).