With a total of 831bhp and 1,400Nm of torque on tap, the AMG GT 63 S E Performance becomes the most powerful production vehicle from Affalterbach!
A few months back, Mercedes had updated the AMG GT four-door coupé for the year but we knew that there's a new hybrid version on the way. That wait has officially come to an end as at the onset of the 2021 Munich Motor Show, the German marque has pulled the wraps off the four-door AMG GT 63 S E Performance – the first-ever hybrid AMG and also the most powerful model to roll out of Affalterbach!
It uses the same 630bhp/900NmV8 as the standard GT 63 S four-door coupé but being a plug-in hybrid, it also gets a 201bhp/320Nm electric motor that's set on the rear axle. The e-motor is integrated with an electrically shifted two-speed gearbox and an electronically controlled limited-slip rear differential in a compact Electric Drive Unit (EDU) – a layout that Mercedes refers to as the 'P3 Hybrid' (derived from the Mercedes-AMG F1 racer).
The motor draws its power from a 6.1kWh battery pack that weighs just 89kgs. On battery power alone, the AMG GT 63 S E Performance can drive up to just 12kms but achieve speeds of up to 130km/h. Mercedes claims the battery has been specifically designed to deliver power in the quickest manner, and not to provide a good driving range. Therefore, the total power & torque figures of the drivetrain are pegged at a staggering 831bhp and 1,400Nm, respectively.
Thanks to all this, and the AMG Performance 4MATIC+ AWD, the performance hybrid can clock 100km/h from a standstill in just 2.9 seconds. Shuffling through the nine-speed AMG Speedshift MCT gearbox, a driver can theoretically max out the car at 316km/h!