In Munich, the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance 4-Door Coupe was unveiled. The new E Performance is the lineup's range-topper. A closer look reveals a more muscular front apron inspired by the two-door AMG GT, as well as a cover to disguise the charging outlet in the rear bumper.The plug-in hybrid variant is distinguished from the normal versions by 20- and 21-inch alloy wheels available in two colors.
The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance 4-Door Coupe will compete against the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, another PHEV GT with an absurdly lengthy moniker.
The engine is a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with a rear-mounted electric motor. The new AMG's hybrid system is all about performance. It is the most powerful Mercedes vehicle ever manufactured, with 831 horsepower and maximum combined torque surpassing 1,400 Nm.
The GT 63 S E-Performance accelerates to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and 200 km/h in less than 10 seconds. It has a peak speed of 316 km/h.
The 6.1-kWh battery weighs only 89 kg and operates at the optimal temperature at all times owing to some ingenious cooling methods.
The GT 63 S E-Performance is on display in Munich with many completely electric Mercedes models, some of which are production vehicles and others of which are prototypes.