This is the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance. It is the first performance hybrid from Mercedes-AMG which draws on technologies from Formula 1, and it is entering series production.
The concept includes a distinctive drive layout with electric motor and battery on the rear axle as well as a high-performance battery developed in-house.
The combination of 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine and electric motor generates a system output of 843 hp and a maximum torque of more than 1,400 Nm. Since it is a performance hybrid, electric range only stands at 12 kilometres.
While acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/h takes just 2.9 seconds, 200 km/h is reached in less than ten seconds. The acceleration only ends at 316 km/h.
Seven driving modes
There will be seven driving modes – “Electric”, “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport+”, “RACE”, “Slippery” and “Individual” – that are precisely configured for the new drive technology, providing a wide-ranging driving experience
Design wise, the AMG GT 63 S E Performance features a low front section, muscular body, and a low-slung roof. The outer air intakes are wider and more pointed towards the centre of the car.
At the rear, highlights include the rear apron with integrated plug-in charging flap and the model designation highlighted in red.
“E Performance” badge
With the hybrid, AMG is also introducing externally fluted trapezoidal twin exhaust tailpipes. The “E Performance” badge on the wings indicates the hybrid drive.
As in the entire model series, numerous paint finishes and equipment features are available for the hybrid version. For example, there are four matt paint finishes, five metallic finishes and two non-metallic finishes.
The exterior design can be further accentuated with the new AMG Night Package II or a combination of the Night Package and Carbon Package.
In addition, there are new 20 and 21-inch light-alloy wheels, each in two colour variants. The exclusive Edition is also available for the performance hybrid.
Inside, the standard Widescreen Cockpit features the MBUX multimedia system with AMG hybrid-specific displays and functions.
In the instrument cluster, the driver can read the electric range, the power consumption, the output and torque of the electric motor and the temperatures of the battery and electric motor.
High-quality graphics on the multimedia display visualise the power flow of the entire drive system, rpm, output, torque and temperature of the electric motor, as well as the temperature of the battery.
The rear-seat passengers receive information on the energy flow as well as the power and torque of the electric motor on their optional multimedia display.
That being said, US-American global star and entrepreneur Will.i.am will act as a long-term partner and brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz’s “Future of Driving Performance” vehicles with an electrified powertrain. In fact, Will.i.am has even written a song for the AMG GT 63 S E Performance.