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New Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance is the most powerful AMG ever

It’s fair to say that the new Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance is something of a record-breaker.


Not only is the four-door coupe the first performance plug-in hybrid from AMG, the performance arm of Mercedes-Benz, it’s also the division’s most powerful vehicle... ever. 

The stats - as well as the £173,655 price tag - are somewhat eye-watering.

The regular GT 63 S four door coupe has significant power of 639 hp and can hit 62 mph from a standing start in just 3.2 seconds.

This new ‘Performance’ model, however, doesn’t just up the ante, it obliterates it. Power - courtesy of a 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine and an electric motor - jumps up to a colossal 843 hp, the torque is a barely conceivable 1,400 Nm, while the 0-62 mph acceleration time shrinks to just 2.9 seconds.


There is simply nothing quite like the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance in its segment, though the Porsche Panamera Turbo S e-Hybrid might be an attractive alternative.

The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance has a top speed of 196 mph while it’ll hit 124 mph in less than 10 seconds.

Yet despite the all-wheel-drive 4MATIC+ system, the hybrid wizardry means that you can still expect almost 36 miles to the gallon and it’ll emit 180g/km of CO2. It also has an  electric-only range of around 7.5 miles. 


As you might expect, the equipment on offer as standard is extensive.

You get sophisticated ‘AMG RIDE CONTROL+’ suspension, which adjusts the damping force for each wheel to suit the situation in just a few milliseconds.

The ‘AMG DYNAMIC SELECT’ drive programmes are used to pre-select the basic set-up - from ‘Sport+’ mode for particularly dynamic driving to the ‘Comfort’ setting for smooth gliding.

The tuning can be adjusted in three stages independently of the drive programs via a button, while you can also make tweaks to the all-wheel drive and the electronically controlled limited-slip rear differential to ‘increase agility without negatively affecting the vehicle's stability’.


Stopping the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance is a ceramic high-performance compound braking system, while 21-inch AMG forged wheels also come as standard.

A Mercedes-AMG spokesperson adds: 

“The standard panoramic roof lets plenty of light into the vehicle interior. Thanks to highlights such as the sports seats in Exclusive nappa leather in two-tone titanium grey pearl/black with yellow contrasting topstitching or the optional AMG Performance seats, as well as the AMG trim elements in black piano-lacquer look or, on request, carbon, an unfiltered motorsport atmosphere prevails here.”


The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance can be ordered now, with customer deliveries starting in April.


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