Report: Mercedes-AMG is developing a new V12-powered hybrid supercar

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG was the last halo flagship supercar to ever come from the Silver Arrow of Stuttgart and the kings of Affalterbach.

It was a sure-footed way to showcase the brand’s at-the-time strides in motorsports and engineering, especially when it came to highlighting the lovely 6.2L naturally-aspirated racing-bred M159 V8 that powered the SLS AMG, and many other AMG cars after it. And it definitely served its purpose.

Now, a successor to the SLS AMG is supposedly in the works, according to AutoBlog, who scored some info from some insider sources. This time around however, rumor says it’ll sport a new V12, a mill currently under development by the boffins at Stuttgart and Affalterbach. Here’s the kicker though, it might get some assistance from some electric motors and a battery to ultimately make a hybrid setup.

Hybrids are cool now, you know, thanks to the LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and the Porsche 918 Spyder. And naturally, it was only a matter of time until other automakers like Mercedes-Benz were going to follow suit. But that’s only because CAFE’s just being relentless and forcing everyone to produce less CO2 and consume less fuel.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: AutoBlog

Chris Chin

Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech Freelance Automotive Journalist / Editor / Photographer


MERCEDES BENZ SLS AMG WIDE BODY AERO KIT LIP BUMPER SPOILER DIFFUSOR FENDERSKIRT picture
MERCEDES BENZ SLS AMG WIDE BODY AERO KIT LIP BUMPER SPOILER DIFFUSOR FENDERSKIRT
Engine Mercedes SLS 63 AMG 197 M 159.980 picture
Engine Mercedes SLS 63 AMG 197 M 159.980
MERCEDES SLS AMG BLACK SERIES WIDE BODY FULL KIT picture
MERCEDES SLS AMG BLACK SERIES WIDE BODY FULL KIT
2011-2014 MERCEDES SLS AMG BLACK SERIES WIDE BODY FULL KIT PORTION CARBON FIBER picture
2011-2014 MERCEDES SLS AMG BLACK SERIES WIDE BODY FULL KIT PORTION CARBON FIBER
MERCEDES SLS AMG BLACK SERIES BODY KIT picture
MERCEDES SLS AMG BLACK SERIES BODY KIT

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