By 2025, this Mercedes Vision AMG concept will have evolved into the first AMG-developed EV
The Mercedes Vision AMG concept will be the first-ever electric vehicle designed and built solely by the AMG team in Affalterbach, Germany. On Thursday evening, Mercedes utilized its Capital Markets Day investors summit, held at the Maybourne Riviera hotel, to reveal the new concept EV with the help of Formula 1 racers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.
Based on the AMG.EA architecture, the four-door Mercedes Vision AMG concept coupe will be built on the brand-new, all-electric platform and expected to arrive in 2025. The German marque has promised a high-voltage battery with great performance and stylish, lightweight axial flux motors from EV-motor specialist, Yasa.
“We’re developing everything from scratch,” said Philipp Schiemer, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. “From the dedicated AMG.EA platform to the revolutionary drivetrain technology with which we will take performance electric mobility to a whole new level.”
The Mercedes Vision AMG concept features a low-profile, a long wheelbase, and a graceful body with aerodynamic lines. The same Alubeam silver color can be found painted on the body of the car as well as the rear and side windows. The silver tones surely enhance the sleek appearance, almost causing a unified appearance that connects the windows to the body. The aqua accents also sport a nice touch.
Other visual highlights include the six faux tailpipes and the newest redesign of Mercedes’ signature Panamericana front fascia, a design that dates back to 1952. This version has illuminated vertical bars against a solid fascia on the grille.
“In the digital age, we’ve brought that [Panamericana Grille] to a car that doesn’t need a radiator anymore,” said Mercedes-Benz’s chief design officer, Gordon Wagener. “We’ve kept it flush, integrated in body color and almost just as a light signature. The whole front end makes it look more like a tech device than a supercar.”
The aero-spec wheels are based on those seen on Mercedes’ 2022 F1 vehicle, and the afterburner-style rear lights are particularly appealing. The headlights, on the other hand, look like targets or cursors—a design we’re not too fond of. Hopefully something practical can come out of these as we’re not too happy with this minimalist “star” design.these.
No confirmation has been provided on whether or not the Mercedes Vision AMG concept is a preview of a future AMG model, but many of its characteristics are expected to carry over to when AMG goes electric in 2025. We’ll definitely be keeping tabs on what’s to come from the German marque.