The Electromotive vertical of Mercedes-Benz and the high-performance subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz AG, EQ and AMG are going to come together to develop an AMG EQ, 100% electric vehicle. The AMG variants of the EQ brand are likely to include the EQA, EQB, EQE and the EQS, although there is no given timeline, when to expect these models and if they will arrive in the Indian market.
Similar to the internal combustion engine AMG cars the EQ-AMG models will come with enhancements in the powertrain department as well as its exteriors where AMG could further improve the aerodynamic quotient but this time the priority is likely to be performance and stability and not range efficiency. In its new state of tune, the electric powertrain will also come in a high state of tune to outgun the competition. Sources believe that the larger models will have outputs of over 608 hp and come with all-wheel-drive. Each wheel will consist of an electric motor enabling features such as advanced torque vectoring.
If the EQ brand joins hands with AMG, the result is likely to fiercely compete with the well-established performance variants of the Tesla brand, the RS E-Tron GT and the future BMW i4 M which will be announced later this year. Mercedes-Benz is likely to announce the EQA in the AMG tune first before it rolls out other EQ-AMG models.
EQ in India
In the Indian market, Mercedes-Benz brought the brand’s first production-series all-electric SUV at an introductory price of INR 99.30 lakh ex-showroom, India. The EQC is based on the GLC platform but comes with completely redesigned exteriors as well as interiors. Powering the Mercedes-Benz EQC are two asynchronous electric motors, one on each axle connected to an 85 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that produces 408 HP of power and 765 Nm of torque matched to a 4MATIC driveline. As of now, the EQC is currently sold-out in the Indian market.