Mercedes-AMG GT Concept Features a High-Performance Hybrid Powertrain

By Product Expert | Posted in Mercedes-Benz Concept Vehicles on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 3:35 pm
Mercedes-AMG GT Concept Engine Specs and Performance Features

Mercedes-AMG GT Concept Engine Specs and Performance Features

At the Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-AMG just unveiled a stylish and high-powered new hybrid coupe — the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept. Continue reading to find out about its engine specs and performance features.

Innovative Hybrid Powertrain of Mercedes-AMG GT

The Mercedes-AMG GT’s power unit bears the designation “EQ Power+,” which it shares with the W08 EQ Power+ Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Formula 1 car. The performance hybrid system combines a powerful Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine with an additional powerful electric motor, ensuring immediate response and offering extraordinarily high performance, with an output of up to 805 horsepower. A sprint from 0-60 mph takes the AMG GT Concept less than three seconds, demonstrating the performance of a super-sports car.

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Mercedes-AMG GT 4MATIC+ All-Wheel-Drive System

The Mercedes-AMG GT also comes with the fully variable AMG performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system that’s supported by the electric motor, which drives the rear wheels directly and has the effect of an additional booster. Additionally, with torque vectoring, every wheel can be allocated torque individually resulting in a tangible increase in performance.

Innovative Hybrid Powertrain of Mercedes-AMG GT
Mercedes-AMG GT 4MATIC All-Wheel-Drive System

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Operating Modes of Mercedes-AMG GT

With the Mercedes-AMG GT electric drive unit, three operating modes can be preselected — drive purely electrically, purely with the combustion engine or with an optimal combination of both drive sources as a hybrid.

Mercedes-AMG GT Battery Features

The AMG GT Concept’s energy storage unit has several benefits. It’s more powerful than conventional hybrid batteries, but at the same time is more compact and lighter. As in Formula 1, the battery is charged while the vehicle is driven in order to have the maximum amount of electrical power available for use at all times. Charging of the battery while driving can occur via brake recuperation or with the aid of the combustion engine if the battery charge has dropped beneath a certain charge threshold.

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