Just because the headline Merc at the LA Auto Show is the brutal SLS Black Series, it doesn’t mean that Mercedes and AMG have totally forsaken the environment. Because during an exclusive chat with TopGear.com, Ola Källenius, chairman of AMG, confirmed that AMG is planning a full-on hybrid.
He wouldn’t be drawn on which car will get the hybrid treatment, but it will be here within the next five years. And it will use all the know-how that AMG has gained from building the slightly more attention-grabbing – and fully-electric – SLS Electric Drive. Stuff like the clever F1 tech in the batteries, or the way that the gullwing project managed to reduce the weight of the electric motors – all vital in the electric SLS due next year, and just as essential in the hybrid AMG. Read more here.