Mercedes-AMG will optionally offer all future models as plug-in hybrids. This was explained by Frank Overmeyer, emissions strategist at Daimler. Mercedes-AMG currently offers a range of mild hybrid models, but will not continue on this path.
Overmeyer argues that the necessary emission savings cannot be achieved with mild hybrids. And last but not least, the ever stricter EU fleet emission targets are also ensuring such a step.
AMG’s plans are part of Daimler’s recently announced plug-in hybrid offensive. AMG intends to use a performance-optimized version of the EQ Power system from Mercedes-Benz in its models. Mercedes-AMG’s first PHEV model is expected in 2020.