Mercedes-AMG New 800Hp+ Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain has been revealed and it will be used in the new GT73e 4Matic 4-door plug-in hybrid flagship car by Mercedes-AMG.
Mercedes-AMG New 800Hp+ Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain Unveiled
Mercedes-AMG has developed two new petrol-electric plug-in hybrid powertrains and the more powerful one is to be used in the future 4Matic AMG models and providing them with 815hp to be precise. These cars will make zero-emissions over short distances.
- The 4.0-litre V8 engine will produce 815hp and 1000Nm of torque
- A 2.0-litre four-cylinder and 4.0-litre V8 petrol engines revealed
- E Performance PHEV models to serve as precursors to all-electric AMG models
The new PHEV powertrains, part of AMGs E-Performance strategy, are based on the Mercedes’s existing 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 and a newly developed longitudinally-mounted model of its turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine – the M177 and M139 as they are respectively named. Both engines are linked to a 9-speed AMG torque converter-equipped MCT-Speedshift transmission.
In an electrification process aimed at adding their reserves while providing increased efficiency for lower average Carbon dioxide emissions, the AMG combustion engines are linked with an electric motor integrated with the rear axle.
The synchronized unit provides a continuous 95hp but has been made to provide peak power of up to 204hp with 300Nm of torque. It is built to drive with the rear wheels but, if necessary, the power can also be sent to the front wheels for short periods with the help of a Carden shaft.
There are five different driving modes for the driver to choose from Electric, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Race and Individual.
AMG says the new petrol-electric plug-in hybrid powertrains are planned for several models in what it describes as “various expansion stages”.
The 4.0-litre V8 petrol-electric engine is claimed to develop over 815hp and more than 1,000Nm of torque, according to preliminary data released by Mercedes-AMG.
Further models which will receive the V8 PHEV unit include the yet to be officially confirmed S73e 4Matic and SL73e 4Matic.
The four-cylinder PHEV drivetrain will debut after the C63 4Matic as the C63e 4Matic in early 2022. Mercedes-AMG is yet to unveil the electric range of their new PHEV drivetrains.
The new Mercedes-AMG powertrain recovers kinetic energy on the overrun and under braking in four stages; Level 0, 1, 2 and 3 which is selectable by the driver through the right-hand-side steering wheel button. The generator is capable of capturing up to 90kW of energy in level 3.