This is the most powerful road going Mercedes-AMG ever built.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance is the company’s latest supercar. This redesigned sports sedan still has Mercedes-twin-turbo AMG’s V8 engine, but it now has a hybrid system to help give even more power and torque. What does this complicated drivetrain mean in terms of performance in the real world? To discover out, the carwow team decided to put a new AMG GT 63 S E Performance through its paces.
The AMG GT 63 S E Performance marks a new era for Mercedes-AMG performance vehicles, combining the best of the past with cutting-edge technology. A twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine with 639 horsepower provides power (476 Kilowatts). A rear-mounted 204 horsepower electric motor complements the strong V8 for a total output of 843 horsepower (629 kilowatts) and 1,084 lb-ft (1,470 Newton Meters) of torque.
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The AMG GT 63 S E Performance benefits from the quick torque of an electric motor as the V8 engine works to get into its powerband, thanks to Mercedes-hybrid AMG’s arrangement. The combined might of this hybrid drivetrain makes the AMG GT 63 S E Performance the most powerful road-going Mercedes-AMG product ever built.
This complex drivetrain is connected via Mercedes-AMG’s Four Matic all-wheel-drive system. That means that both the engine and electric motor can send power to either the front or rear wheels. The control of power delivery means that the AMG GT 63 S E Performance can easily utilize all 843 horses with ease.
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Mercedes-9-speed AMG’s multi-clutch automatic transmission is paired with the twin-turbo V8. The electric motor has a two-speed transmission of its own. There are two gears, a twin-turbo V8, an electric engine with a battery pack, and a complicated torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive configuration in the AMG GT 63 S E Performance. This arrangement is significantly more complicated than the large V8s we’re used to seeing in Mercedes-AMG vehicles.
How does this tech-dense drivetrain stack up in real-world driving? Well based on carwow’s motorway driving experience this complex drivetrain isn’t as seamless as it should be. In performance driving situations the power level is impressive, however, the added weight from the hybrid systems means that physics is not on your side.