Mercedes-Benz definitely stole the spotlight at the IAA Munich Motor Show in Germany. In addition to the electric vehicles that debuted under the EQ line, the automaker also unveiled the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance 4-Door Coupe. Coming together with its rather long name is a major engine boost in the model that surpasses the output of the coveted Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series.
As the “E” in the moniker of the car implies, it features an electric motor positioned at the rear wheels that complements the GT’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. The setup takes the output of the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) to a mind-blowing 831 hp and 1,033 lb-ft of torque. That means it is now the most powerful production model of the three-pointed star marquee as we await the long overdue Mercedes-AMG One hypercar. The configuration takes the car from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds, and to 124 mph under 10 seconds. Meanwhile, its top speed is electronically capped at 196 mph.
Interestingly, the 6.1 kW battery pack of the AMG GT 63 S E is designed in favor of “fast power delivery and draw” instead of providing a long electric range. However, it should be noted that running on full-electric power at full charge still lets the auto cover up to 7 ½ miles. The power pack only weighs 196 lbs too.
The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance 4-Door Coupe that premiered at the Munich Auto Show comes in cherry paint. A closer look will reveal that the car has a more aggressive apron compared to the fuel-fed AMG 63 and 63 S models while the rear bumper houses a charging port. It can be fitted with either 20- and 21-inch alloy wheels in two different colors.