The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance’s powertrain puts out a bonkers 831 BHP and up to 1470 Nm!
Mercedes-AMG has revealed the GT 63 S E Performance, a hybrid German muscle car aimed squarely at the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.
This new GT 63 S E Performance model looks pretty much like the 4-door GT 63. It is wide, long and has a mean ‘face’. But, it does come with wider air intakes up front, a plug-in charger at the rear, and trapezoidal tailpipes.
There are new 20 and 21-inch light-alloy wheels, each in 2 colour variants and, in addition, customers can also pick the AMG Night Package II and the Carbon Package.
Inside, the performance hybrid car comes with the ‘Widescreen Cockpit’, MBUX multimedia system with model-specific displays, AMG Performance steering wheel, along with exclusive colours and nappa leather upholstery.
The first performance hybrid from the Affalterbach-based manufacturer is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 (630 BHP and 900 Nm), paired with a 9-speed transmission and assisted by a starter generator (14 HP) and an electric motor (201 BHP and 320 Nm) situated in the rear axle.
The total system output is 831 BHP and between 1010 and 1470 Nm of torque. All 4 wheels are driven and this is where things get complicated.
While the petrol engine powers all the wheels, the electric motor at the rear axle sends drive to the rear wheels through a 2-speed gearbox and an e-LSD. But, if the car detects increased slip at the rear axle, the drive power of the electric motor is sent to the front wheels as well.
As a result, the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance can do the 0-100 km/hr sprint in 2.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 316 km/hr. It also has a pure-electric range of 12 kilometres thanks to a 6.1 kWh battery pack that can be charged with the 3.7 kW on-board AC charger.
There are as many as 7 drive modes, AMG Dynamics system, 4-stage regeneration, AMG Ride Control+ air suspension with new electrically adjustable damping system and ceramic composite brake system with bronze-coloured 6-piston from calipers and 1-piston floating calipers at the rear.