Mercedes-Benz EQ Models Are Having Their Own AMG Versions

Giancarlo Perlas January 21, 2021

Mercedes-AMG is moving from offering mild-hybrids to full-electric vehicles. Markus Schaefer, the R&D Chief of Daimler, confirmed that the high-performance division of the three-pointed star marque will be making juiced-up Mercedes-Benz EQ models.

According to CarAndDriver, Schaefer revealed in a discussion that there are already AMG styling packages for the EQC and the recently-unveiled EQA. Then in the future, the EQ lineup will be getting full-fledged AMG versions as well. However, the exec cleared out that not every EV in the electric sub-brand of Mercedes will be receiving the AMG treatment.

The recently unveiled Mercedes-Benz EQA is currently available only in its EQA 250 trim with 188 hp. Its maker plans to introduce more models that include a 280 hp model. However, Schaefer explained that the said model will not bear an AMG badge.

In 2013, the Daimler subsidiary already came up with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive powered by four electric motors producing 740 hp. Due to the limitations of that time, the German automaker discontinued making full-electric AMGs. However, the automotive landscape changed a lot since then, and EVs are now pushed by major markets of the brand because they are seen as a cleaner alternative and no longer reliant on fossil fuels.

Also during the interview, Schaefer mentioned that Daimler’s chief designer, Gorden Wagener, is assigning designers to each of Mercedes’ sub-brands as a way to boost their profiles. Under the new setup, Robert Lesnik will helm AMG, Hartmut Sinkwitz will be responsible for Maybach, and Steffen Kohl will chair the EQ line.

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Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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