Mercedes AMG GT 63 S E Performance launch on April 11

    The GT 63 S E Performance is Mercedes-AMG’s first-ever hybrid model, has an electric-only range of 12km.

    Published On Mar 24, 2023 01:10:00 PM

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    Mercedes-AMG is all set to launch the GT 63 S E Performance in India on April 11, 2023. The super sedan from Affalterbach is the first hybrid model from Mercedes-Benz’s performance subsidiary.

    1. Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance's produces 843hp
    2. Will rival the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

    Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance powertrain

    The first plug-in hybrid from Mercedes-AMG is also the brand’s most powerful production vehicle ever. It gets a 639hp, 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine coupled with a 204hp electric motor, and combined, they produce 843hp and over 1,400Nm of torque. With this, the GT 63 S E Performance can sprint from 0-100kph in 2.9sec, with a top speed of 316kph.

    The electric motor is powered by a 6.1kWh, 400V battery, which, according to Mercedes, weighs just 89kg. The carmaker claims that the PHEV has an electric only range of 12km and the electric motor alone can achieve a top speed of 130kph. It also gets four levels of regenerative braking, with one-pedal-driving capabilities in certain driving situations.

    Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance exterior and interior

    The AMG GT 63 S E Performance has subtle design changes over the standard car, including a redesigned front bumper modelled after the two-door GT, new badging, new exhaust outlets and a new alloy wheel design that's exclusive to the PHEV. It also gets a flap on the rear bumper that houses the charging port. Apart from this, the standard and PHEV GT 4-door coupe models look identical.

    It is a similar story on the inside as well. The GT 63 S E Performance has, like other Mercedes PHEV models, a number of hybrid-specific displays for the MBUX system that include an EV range indicator, real-time power consumption data and an electric motor power gauge.

    Mercedes-Benz future launches

    The launch of the AMG GT 63 S E Performance falls in line with Mercedes’ growth strategy for 2023, which involves launching 10 vehicles in the top-end segment of the market. The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid-rivalling super sedan is the second of the 10 launches, following the AMG E 53 Cabriolet 4Matic+ in January.

    Are you excited about the new hybrid super sedan? Let us know in the comments.

    Also see:

    Mercedes Benz India to double EV portfolio by 2024

    Mercedes-Benz to hike prices by 5 percent from April 1

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