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2026 Mercedes-AMG EV Teased While Testing in the Snow

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2026 Mercedes-AMG EV Teased While Snow TestingMercedes-Benz
  • A dedicated Mercedes-AMG electric car is on its way, and the German automaker has shared images of a prototype testing on a Swedish lake.

  • The EV will ride on the new AMG.EA platform that will pair axial-flux motors with a high-voltage battery.

  • Peeking through the camouflage, the design seems to share elements with the 2022 Vision AMG concept.

The 2022 Mercedes Vision AMG concept hinted at a future electric car for the German automaker's performance-focused division, and now we have our first official look at the dedicated Mercedes-AMG EV. The official teaser photos published last week show a heavily camouflaged prototype testing on a Swedish lake, kicking up a plume of snow while performing lurid slides.

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The Mercedes-AMG EV will ride on a unique platform called AMG.EA, which Mercedes says is "still at the beginning of a demanding and comprehensive test plan." The Sweden testing, conducted close the the Arctic Circle at temperatures as low as negative 13 degrees Fahrenheit, is the platform's first winter trial. The AMG.EA architecture will use axial-flux motors—which Mercedes claims has "an unparalleled mix of power density, size, and weight"—as well as a high-voltage battery.

It's tough to make out details on the heavily masked bodywork, which also appears to be wearing non-production-specification lighting. The electric AMG seems to carry over a similar sloping fastback roof to the 2022 concept, its length accentuated by what looks to be a sizable wheelbase. The prototype taillights have a motif of three circular elements that echoes the afterburner-inspired look from the concept. There are also hints of the EQXX concept in the design.

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The 2022 Mercedes Vision AMG conceptMercedes-AMG

Little else is known about the electric Mercedes-AMG, but it should pack plenty of horsepower and serve as a spiritual, if not direct, successor to the gas-powered AMG GT four-door. Mercedes had said the car would arrive in 2025 at the reveal of the concept, so it should probably reach the U.S. by 2026.

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