Mercedes AMG GT 63 S E Performance launched at Rs 3.30 crore

    Mercedes-Benz has sold 16,497 units in India since April 2022 (FY2023), with 4,697 units in sales since January 2023.

    Published On Apr 11, 2023 12:30:00 PM

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    Mercedes-AMG has launched the GT 63 S E Performance in India at Rs 3.30 crore (ex-showroom, India), making it the new flagship AMG model in the country. The 4-door coupe, which made its global debut back in September 2021, is not only the first plug-in hybrid but also the most powerful production vehicle yet from Mercedes-AMG. The brand also states that all GT 63 S E Performance customers will get their keys handed to them from seven-time Formula One champion, Lewis Hamilton.

    1. GT 63 S E Performance puts out 843hp, 1,470Nm
    2. Offers an EV-only range of 12km
    3. Rivals the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

    Mercedes Benz India sales FY2023

    Mercedes-Benz disclosed that it sold 16,497 cars and SUVs in FY2023 (April 2022-March 2023), with a total growth rate of 37 percent. It also delivered 4,697 new vehicles in Q1 2023 (January 2023-March 2023), which is a growth of 17 percent. Meanwhile, the top-end vehicle (TEV) segment, which started with the introduction of the AMG E 53 Cabriolet 4Matic+, witnessed an overall growth of 107 percent.

    "Our ‘best ever fiscal’ and ‘best ever Q1’ underlines the strong desirability for Mercedes-Benz among the discerning Indian luxury car customers," commented Santosh Iyer, managing director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India. "With this sales success, we continue our product offensive, introduce new initiatives and remain obsessed with enhancing our customer experience, remaining the most desirable luxury brand in India."

    Mercedes AMG GT 63 S E Performance powertrain

    The AMG GT 63 S E Performance is based on the standard GT 63 S 4-door coupe and, therefore, gets the 639hp, twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine that's paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain is coupled to an axle-mounted 204hp electric motor at the rear, allowing it to put out a total output of 843hp and 1,470Nm of torque. With this output, the AMG GT 63 S E Performance can accelerate from 0-100kph in a claimed 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 316kph.

    Mercedes-AMG has equipped the super sedan with a 6.1kWh, 400V battery pack that weighs just 89kg. This powers the motor, and in EV-only mode, it has a claimed range of 12km and a top speed of 130kph. The AMG GT 63 S E Performance also comes with seven drive modes and four levels of regenerative braking, the latter of which allows for one-pedal driving in certain conditions.

    Mercedes AMG GT 63 S E Performance exterior, interior details

    Compared to the standard car, the AMG GT 63 S E Performance features subtle exterior design changes, including a redesigned front bumper that's modelled after the two-door AMG GT, new exhaust outlets and an exclusive new design for the 20-inch or 21-inch alloy wheels. Moreover, the sedan gets a flap on the rear bumper that houses the charging port. Apart from these elements, the standard GT 63 S 4-door coupe and the PHEV 4-door coupe look identical.

    Just like on the outside, the AMG GT 63 S E Performance sees minor changes on the inside. Similar to other Mercedes PHEV models, the super sedan offers drivers several hybrid-specific information like an EV range indicator, real-time power consumption data and electric motor power gauge via the MBUX infotainment system. Drivers can also enhance the sound experience within the cabin by toggling between ‘balanced’ or ‘powerful’ using the buttons located in the centre console or on the steering wheel.

    Mercedes Benz models waiting periods reduced

    The brand says that it has reduced the waiting period on most of its models ranging from the A-Class to the GLS Maybach. The waiting period for sedans like the A-Class, C-Class and E-Class is less than 3 months, while the S-Class has a waiting period between 2-6 months. Its EV models like the EQS and EQB, and GLE and GLS SUVs also command a waiting period between 2-6 months, while the G-Class and the GLS Maybach have a waiting period of around 8-16 months.

    Mercedes AMG GT 63 S E Performance rivals

    The super sedan from Affalterbach has just one direct competitor in India, the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, which costs Rs 2.76 crore (ex-showroom, India). Introducing the AMG GT 63 S E Performance in the market falls in line with Mercedes’ growth strategy for 2023, which involves launching 10 vehicles in the top-end segment of the market.

    Also see:

    Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E-Performance walkaround video

    Mercedes-Benz GLS, GLS 63 and GLS Maybach facelifts revealed

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