Geneva 2017: AMG hybrid show car future performance

Hybrid show car future performance

In connection with its 50th anniversary, Mercedes-AMG releases the look this year at the Geneva Motor Show (March 9-19) on future drive concepts. At the company headquarters in Affalterbach the third series is developed at the time - according to SLS and GT - completely in-house. Where the journey goes, shows the Mercedes-AMG GT concept. The identifier "EQ power +" by the concept points to that increase in performance with a hybrid powertrain.

The new GT extend the AMG family a four-door Variant. As well as the AMG style car will the GT about innovative Powertrain and tailored to the respective vehicle segment are Chief Executive Officer of Mercedes-AMG GmbH., so Tobias Moers, "for our AMG GT concept that means a combination of an ultra-modern V8 petrol engine and high-performance electric machine, both intelligently linked-up and combined with a modular battery concept from extremely powerful but lightweight batteries." This performance hybrid powertrain offers a compelling electric range and the possibility of a system performance by up to 600 kW (816 HP, note's note) to generate in its last stage. He completed what is super sports car level. the Sprint from 0-100 in less than three seconds "

The show car is a reference to the exterior design of the series model: muscular proportions, as well as a reduced surface design it is extremely with a deep drawn hood and strongly inclined windscreen, to detect at first glance as AMG GT. Typical AMG GT design characteristics are the Pan Americana Grill with vertical, lateral side red-painted bridges, the new graphics of the extremely narrow headlights and the dominant designed air openings in the front apron. The cross up to the wheel arches to hood with both power dome underlines the sports car genes.

With "nano-active fibre technology", Mercedes-AMG shows a trendsetting daytime running lights for the first time. It is produced by a bright light system in a freely designed light cord. The three-dimensional effect of light gives the concept a standalone light signature, which is flanked by numerous actions in the high-tech headlights. At the top of the flashing light function is integrated. The serial signal flashing pulse ("running light indicator") was further developed and now shows a sequence of extremely fast.

© DaimlerMercedes-AMG GT concept. The wide weighted rear section cited the GT-look with extremely narrow, horizontal tail lights and the shape of the rear door also. More design elements at the rear are the wide and curved at the sides to the bottom diffuser in sight carbon and the centrally arranged end tube aperture which is reminiscent of the Mercedes-AMG GT R.

The Powertrain of the AMG GT concept represents a complete new development. According to the formula 1 car, the show car is the second AMG model, carrying the new name "EQ Power +", obtained in the future all performance hybrid from Mercedes-AMG.

A scalable performance battery will expand the portfolio of Daimler AG to a performance-oriented alternative: the energy storage is more powerful than conventional hybrid batteries, at the same time but more compact and lighter. The system is above scalable according to the modular principle after so that performance and capacity of the battery to the specific requirements of customers or markets adjust.

The operating strategy of the AMG GT concept is derived from the hybrid power pack of the Mercedes-AMG-Petronas formula 1 racing car. The battery is charged during the drive to provide always the full electric power and can out accelerate, for example, with full thrust from curves.

Three operation modes can be select via the electric drive unit: all-electric, or only with internal combustion engine or combined as a hybrid. Exclusive AMG developments are the expression of the operational strategy, the definition of driving programs and key hybrid components. (ampnet/SM)