New Mercedes-AMG GT 63 E Performance – Beast in the drawer

Mercedes-AMG enters a new era of electrified models, and while preparing to unveil the fully electric Mercedes-AMG EQS at the Munich International Motor Show in just a few days, it also introduces the partially electrified and long-awaited Mercedes-AMG GT 63 E Performance, currently the most powerful Mercedes division. AMG of all time.

The only visible difference between the latest version of the GT 63 E Performance and the previous most powerful four-door Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4Matic + and also all weaker engines is, except for minor exterior and interior modifications. it will be possible to charge from the socket.

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To differentiate, the Mercedes-AMG division has prepared new 20- and 21-inch wheels in two color variants

The plug-in hybrid powertrain is the most significant novelty of the E Performance version and combines a twice-supercharged four-liter V8 with a 6.1 kWh battery and an electric motor on the rear axle. The system power of the electrified four-door coupe is 831 hp (620 kW) and the highest torque is up to an extreme 1,400 newton meters. The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 E Performance thus becomes the most powerful car in AMG history.

A team of engineers from Affalterbach teamed up with the British Mercedes-AMG department working on Formula 1 engines to develop the E Performance, and together they developed a lightweight 89-kilogram battery that produces 204 horsepower (152 kW) on the rear axle electric motor. However, the main purpose of the electrified drive is maximum driving force, so the GT 63 E Performance travels only 12 kilometers purely on electricity with a top speed of 130 km / h.

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The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 E Performance can be recharged from an external source, but it will cover only 12 kilometers purely on electric power

With a team of all horses, it can handle an acceleration of 0–100 km / h in 2.9 seconds and is faster than the significantly sportier Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series with a time of 3.1 seconds. He drives a two-wheeler in less than 10 seconds, can drive at a maximum speed of 315 km / h and leaves behind the currently strongest Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4Matic +. The one with 639 horsepower and 900 Nm accelerates to 100 in 3.2 seconds, but drives up to 320 km / h.

Seven AMG Dynamic Select driving modes – Electric, Comfort, Sport, Sport +, Race, Slipper and Individual – are available to make it easier to handle huge performance. Most of them speak for themselves, and Slippery mode reduces power and provides a flat torque curve to make the most powerful Mercedes-AMG easier to handle on slippery surfaces. The hybrid drive also has braking recuperation and is available in four stages.

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Infotainment and virtual cockpit have been modified for the needs of hybrid propulsion and there is a display of torque flow

All Mercedes-AMG GT 63 E Performance will be fitted as standard with AMG Ride Control + adaptive air suspension with electronic stiffness adjustment and “beast into the socket” tamper. discs and single-piston calipers.

The only unpublished information about the new Mercedes-AMG GT 63 E Performance is the price. So far, the strongest GT 63 S 4Matic + currently costs CZK 3,685,000 without tax, and it is expected that the new GT 63 E Performance will be sold for a price starting at approximately CZK 4,300,000 without tax. The exhibition premiere will take place next week at the IAA Munich 2021 Motor Show, where it will be shown alongside the Mercedes-AMG EQS electric car. It will enter the European market before the end of this year.


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