Mercedes-Benz has launched its much-awaited four-door sports coupe – the AMG GT 63 S E Performance – in the country at an introductory price of Rs 3.3 crore (ex-showroom). According to the carmaker, the new offering is their most potent vehicle to date, which gets cosmetic updates in the form of revised front and back bumpers, new alloy wheels, a new exhaust system, and a charging port on the right side of the rear bumper. In our market, the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance will an addition to the firm's line-up of performance cars. The powerful 4-door coupe is AMG's first-ever plug-in hybrid vehicle. It will compete directly with the hybrid Porsche Panamera Turbo S. Here's everything that you need to know about this recently launched AMG in the market.
Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance: Powertrain
The AMG GT 63 S E Performance is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine and an electric motor, which provides power to the rear axle and is coupled to an AMG Speedshift MCT 9G automatic transmission. The engine can produce 630bhp and 900Nm of torque, while the motor can produce 201bhp and 320Nm. The engine and motor work together to create a maximum torque of 1,470Nm and an astonishing 832bhp of power.
The top speed is 316km/h, and it takes 2.9 seconds for the car to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h. The AMG GT 63 S E Performance's 4Matic+ all-wheel drive system offers fully variable torque distribution, along with a drift mode. It is noteworthy that it features a 6.1kWh battery pack with 70kW. With this, the AMG GT 63 S E Performance can travel up to 12 kilometres only on electricity. In this mode, the car can go as fast as 130km/h.
Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance: Dimensions & Colours
The recently launched AMG GT 63 S E Performance is 5,054mm in length, 1,953mm in width, and 1,447mm in height. And it has a wheelbase of 2,951mm. The car is available in seventeen colour options, including Copper Orange Magno.
Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance: Exterior
The new model gets a massive Panamericana grille with vertical struts. The lower part of the nose has three sizable holes, which supply air to the engine. Further, the headlights are Multibeam LEDs as a standard. Overall, the design is very aggressive.
The long hood has three contoured lines, which give it a highly muscular appearance. One of the four alloy wheel options on this vehicle is the AMG forged 21-inch alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres.
There is a retractable wing, which is manually adjustable, at the rear. The flanks of the car are covered by large taillamps. The lower part houses a diffuser and twin-pipe trapezoidal exhausts.
Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance: Interior
The interior of the car gets sports seats, plenty of carbon fibre, Alcantara inlays, and AMG-specific embellishments. Two 12.4-inch panels serve as a digital instrument console and a touchscreen infotainment system, respectively. There are many different colour options for the high-end Nappa leather trim in the cockpit. There is also a new twin-spoke AMG steering wheel with circular buttons. While driving, the hybrid-specific displays show energy flow and charge rate. The AMG Dynamic Select offers a variety of modes, including Electric, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Race, Slippery, and Individual. The feature equipment list of the new model includes 64-colour ambient lighting, a Burmester Audio system, an acoustic comfort package, a glass roof, a rear-passenger display, zone climate control, and ADAS.
Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance: Market Rivals
The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance's sole rival in India. Mechanically, this car uses a 4.0-litre V8 and an electric motor, similar to the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance. However, its combined output figures are 700bhp of maximum power and 870Nm of peak torque.