Report: Hybrid power headed to Mercedes-Benz AMG models

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Mercedes-Benz' AMG models pound the pavement. The AMG lineup consists of vehicles that can dash from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a flash and exceed legal speed limits with ease. In short, AMG models have always been, and will continue to be, focused on performance. However, it appears as though even they aren't immune from the drive to improve fuel efficiency that's sweeping the automotive industry.

According to a report from Autocar, M-B's AMG lineup will become hybridized. Apparently, upcoming AMG models will combine torquey gasoline engines with some sort of undisclosed hybrid powertrain. Daimler's head of future mobility and advanced engineering, Herbert Kohler, reportedly told Autocar that it's a "given" that AMG-badged vehicles will feature a gas-electric setup, at least as an option, in the near future. There's no indication that M-B's upcoming AMG vehicles will sacrifice even an ounce of performance by being hybridized, but we'd expect to see EPA fuel economy ratings of all future AMG models creep up, at least slightly.

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[Source: Autocar]

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