Mercedes-Benz AMG has unleashed the new ‘GT 63 S E Performance’ on the 1st of September. The manufacturer has kickstarted its electrified era with this 4-Door Coupé. The electric motor for the super sedan’s hybrid powertrain is derived from Mercedes-AMG’s Formula 1 race car and is capable of doing 0-100kph in 2.9 sec.
This super sedan is said to be a rival of the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid in international markets. GT 63 S E Performance is Mercedes AMG’s first-ever plug-in hybrid. Derived from the hybrid drivetrain of Mercedes-AMG’s Formula 1 racer, it is said to give optimised weight distribution and the quickest possible deployment of torque.
With a power of 843hp and more than 1,400Nm of torque, this AMG model will top out at a speed of 316kph, which is more than any other AMG model. The electric motor takes its power from a 6.1kWh, 400V battery pack. Claimed to weigh just 89kg, this was “designed for fast power delivery and draw, not for the longest possible range”.
Mercedes claims the new PHEV will manage 12km of EV running per charge, with the electric motor alone capable of handling propulsion at speeds of up to 130kph. Regenerative braking also features four levels of severity, enabling one-pedal driving in certain driving situations.
The GT 63 S E Performance comes with a new front bumper modelled on the two-door GT, bespoke badging, new exhaust outlets and exclusive 20-inch and 21-inch wheel designs. Otherwise, the PHEV car is visually and technically identical to the recently facelifted GT 4-Door Coupé.
The interior has a number of hybrid-specific displays for the MBUX infotainment system, including an EV range indicator, real-time power consumption data and an electric motor power gauge. As the GT 63 S four-door coupe is on sale in India, it is likely that Mercedes-AMG will bring down the ‘E Performance’ model here as well. However, there is no official confirmation yet.
The All New Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE.
— Mercedes-AMG (@MercedesAMG) August 31, 2021