The Mercedes-AMG Vision AMG concept propels the sporty brand into the future by previewing a future electric performance car. The debut focuses on the outer appearance of the model and is light on technical details.
“With this study, we now offer a first insight into how we transfer AMG DNA into the all-electric future, starting in 2025,” said Philipp Schiemer, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, in the announcement. . It’s ambiguous, but it could be an indication of when we might see a production version of the Vison AMG.
The AMG Vision is based on the dedicated AMG.EA architecture. The company develops transmission components from scratch. Power comes from axial-flow motors from Mercedes subsidiary YASA. There are no output details, but the automaker says these units produce “significantly more power than conventional electric motors.”
The Vision AMG features a long wheelbase with short overhangs and a low body. There are pronounced fenders covering the large wheels, which have an F1-inspired look.
At the front, the concept revisits the Panamericana grille with vertical slats. However, electric vehicles do not need real openings. In this case, there’s a body-colored center section with illuminated pillars. The surround also lights up.
The headlights feature three elements that evoke the shape of the iconic Mercedes-Benz star logo. The ones inside connect to a light strip on the tip of the hood.
A steeply angled A-pillar drops into a roof that tapers into a teardrop shape. On the sides, Mercedes paints the windows in the same Alubeam Silver as the rest of the body. Tiny stalks function as side mirrors.
The short rear deck features an active spoiler. Lighting on the tip of this wraps around the side of the bodywork to the rear wheel arch. The tail has three brake lights on each side, and the lights have a three-dimensional design that immediately evokes the look of exhaust pipes. Below them there is a black diffuser.
The Vision AMG carries some styling cues from the Mercedes Formula 1 car. For example, teal accents along the side sills and diffuser are similar to those on the runner. Both also have the Mercedes star motif decorating the rear of the body.
None of Mercedes’ images or statements offer any indication of what the Vision AMG looks like inside.