● First performance hybrid from Mercedes-AMG
● Technologies from Formula 1
● The 4.0-liter V8 biturbo is supported by an electric motor with a maximum of 150 kW (204 hp)
● System output is 843 HP and up to 1470 Nm system torque
● 0-100 km / h in 2.9 seconds
● 0-200 km / h in under 10.0 seconds
● Top speed: 316 km / h
● Electric range: 12 kilometers
● self-developed lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 6.1 kWh
● new driving mode “Electric”
● four recuperation levels
● Price should be around 200,000 euros
The degree of recuperation is set on the steering wheel
Electric motor on the rear axle
The capacity of the HPB is 6.1 kWh, which means the GT 63 SE Performance in the new “Electric” mode Drive a maximum of twelve kilometers purely electrically should be able to. This means that the electric range is very manageable, after all, most plug-in hybrids can now achieve a realistic 40 to 60 kilometers. But let’s be honest, an AMG with over 800 hp is primarily about power and performance, and this is where the new top GT model is convincing – at least on paper. Even if Mercedes does not have any official weight information ready, it should Empty weight at around 2.5 tons lie. Nevertheless, the GT 63 SE accelerates in record-breaking performance thanks to the electric boost 2.9 seconds to 100 km / h – at least three tenths faster than the GT 63 S. 200 km / h should be there after less than ten seconds and the Top speed gives Mercedes-AMG 316 km / h (GT 63 S: 315 km / h).
But the 843 PS strong GT 63 SE Performance should also be able to do something else: Overall, there are no less than seven driving modes (“Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport +”, “Race”, “Smoothness”, “Individual” and “Electric”) are available. In the new “Electric” mode should the GT exclusively and up Drive a maximum of 130 km / h electrically. When the battery is discharged or when more power is called up, it automatically switches to “Comfort” mode. Even in “Comfort”, the AMG usually starts electrically and therefore silently. But that is only partially true, because a “typical AMG start-up sound” should be heard in the interior. One thing was particularly important to the Affalterbach engineers: the performance hybrid should also be clearly recognizable as an AMG acoustically. The AUTO BILD driving report will clarify at the latest whether the project worked.
This is behind the label “E Performance”
According to Mercedes-AMG, the performance-oriented electrification is to be initiated with the over 1000 hp One. That happens from now on under the Label “E Performance”. The goal: to promote high-performance and efficient hybridization for future road models. The first examples of cooperation are the electric exhaust gas turbocharger and the cell technology of high-performance batteries. Both technologies that will soon be found in AMG production models.
Marginal visual changes
New 20/21 inch rims for the GT 63 SE Performance
While we’re on the subject of colors, Mercedes-AMG offers numerous for the new top model Customization options on: In addition to four matt finishes, there are also seven special individual finishes, as well newly designed 20/21 inch wheelsets and the AMG Night Package II for optional. They are standard on board Ceramic brake with 420 millimeter discs on the front axle and special hybrid displays for the MBUX. Naturally, the GT 63 SE Performance gets all the updates of the facelift, such as the AMG Ride Control + chassis and the well-known AMG Performance steering wheel.