Mercedes-Benz has actually raised the sheet off its brand-new modular AMG E Efficiency crossbreed powertrain, providing us our very first comprehensive check out the energized system that perseverance the firm’s future high-performance versions. Loaning technology from the AMG Job One and also its current line of mild-hybrid gas engines, the brand-new E Efficiency powertrain stands for a considerable advancement of the AMG formula.
This brand-new modular powertrain sets a rear-mounted electrical drive device to a turbocharged gas engine. The electrical motor drives the back axle straight, yet power can be sent out to the front axle (basically similarly it is moved from the gas engine to the back, simply backwards), many thanks to AMG’s innovative four-wheel drive system.
In its a lot of standard kind, the electrical drive device consists of a 6.1-kWh battery pack and also an electrical motor creating as much as 201 horse power. Many thanks to its all natural electrification approach, both the firm’s systems and also this brand-new powertrain were crafted with plug-in technology in mind, which we anticipate to see presented at the greater end of the efficiency range initially, such as in the reported AMG GT 73 e, which is anticipated to use an E Efficiency alternative with the ability of creating as much as 804 horse power and also greater than 738 pound-feet of torque.
While the ICE engine in advance is of a relatively standard style, be it an inline-four or V8, it does include one significant brand-new aspect: an electrical turbocharger. Mercedes has actually meddled electric enhancing with its 48- volt light crossbreed powertrains, yet this stands for a relatively considerable advancement of the technology.
At its core, it’s still an exhaust-powered generator, yet at reduced engine rates and also throttle openings, it will certainly be juiced by electrical energy from the E Efficiency crossbreed’s battery, spooling it immediately and also successfully getting rid of any kind of prospective turbo lag. In this capability, it gets rid of the demand for added (or even more complicated) turbochargers to ravel power distribution at various engine rates.
Aside from the incorporation of electrical power, AMG’s powertrain continues to be rather standard. Power from the engine undergoes a nine-speed, multi-clutch automated transmission on its means to all 4 wheels, many thanks to a 4Matic four-wheel drive system made to harness both source of power. Torque can be vectored to all 4 edges from both the gas engine and also electrical drive device, implying also the front wheels can gain from electrical power under the best slip problems. In regular AMG style, the benefits of this technology will certainly be incorporated right into its cars and trucks’ readily available drive settings.
AMG has actually not yet verified specific power results for its brand-new line of E Efficiency crossbreeds, yet provided its routines, we’re unconvinced that there will certainly be any kind of regression in the efficiency of versions whose powertrains obtain the crossbreed therapy. This consists of the enthusiast-favorite C-Class AMG schedule, which will certainly combine the 2.0-liter engine from the smaller sized 45- collection AMGs with the brand-new electrical drive device, for a total amount anticipated result that needs to conveniently overshadow the existing C63’s 503- steed number.