Power transferred to the rear wheels directly

The Mercedes-AMG would be unveiled in a few months, but we already have information regarding its features and specifications. The plug-in hybrid features the P3 plug-in hybrid system. It becomes the first vehicle from the series of new vehicles to obtain this system.

The performance saloon will be up against the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid; it’s got a high price, but only a little higher than the Porsche model. The recent plug-in hybrid models from the firm provide a range of up to 64 miles, so we are expecting its range to match this number at least.

Not only can the vehicle be rightfully deemed as the spiritual successor of the firm’s first model, the 300CE Hammer super-saloon, but it also embarks on a new era for AMG. As part of the hybrid system, the vehicle uses an electric motor that boosts the performance of the petrol engine. It also packs an updated twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8, as well as a four-wheel-drive system.

The successor of the C63 4Matic will also use this, but with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and not the V8. Only the Mercedes-AMG models will be executed upon the P3 PHEV layout initially. Compared to the P2 system, the P3 system allows a larger electric motor to be incorporated, which helps in providing direct drive to the rear wheels.

According to the information we received, the electric motor will develop 198bhp and 256lb-ft. The petrol engine can develop a power of 635bhp and a torque of 654lb-ft, so, when combined, the total power would reach the 802bhp mark.

The torque output should be higher too, as the gearbox and four-wheel-drive system won’t restrict the torque from the electric motor; it’s transferred to the rear wheels directly. There’s a lithium-ion battery pack mounted under the floor of the vehicle’s boot that supplies the electrical energy to the motor.