New Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E-Performance revealed: should you cancel your 911 Turbo S?

April 20, 2024 by

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Mercedes-AMG has given the GT Coupe the E-Performance treatment, and it now puts out a whopping 816hp.

  • New Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E-Performance revealed
  • Hybrid version of AMG’s flagship coupe
  • 4.0-litre V8 paired to an electric motor
  • 816hp and 1,420Nm of torque
  • 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds
  • On sale later this year

This is the new Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E-Performance, and that mouthful of a name means it’s been given the same hybrid treatment as the AMG GT 4-Door.

The addition of an electric motor means this Porsche 911 alternative now puts out 816hp, and it accelerates faster than any production AMG model ever made.

New Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E-Performance engine

You’ll still find a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine under the bonnet of the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E-Performance, however it’s paired with an electric motor on the rear axle.

The engine alone puts out 612hp, which is already 27hp more than the standard GT 63 S, and the electric motor kicks out an additional 204hp. Combined, you get 816hp and a colossal 1,420Nm of torque.

So how does this compare to the alternatives? Well the most powerful Porsche 911 you can buy is the Turbo S, and that car has ‘only’ 650hp, and the new Aston Martin Vantage puts out 665hp. Even the V12-powered Ferrari 812 GTS falls 16hp short of the Mercedes.

The added power from the electric motor has also done wonders for performance, because this is the fastest-accelerating production AMG ever made. The E-Performance can do 0-60mph in just 2.8 seconds, 0.8 of a second quicker than the non-hybrid 63 S.

Check out Mat’s walkaround of the new Mercedes-AMG GT

As impressive as this is, it’s still ever so slightly slower than the Porsche 911 Turbo S. That car can complete the sprint in 2.7 seconds. It is around half a second quicker than the Vantage though, and it’s just as fast as the 812 GTS.

New Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E-Performance design

You wouldn’t tell that the Mercedes-AMG GT E-Performance is packing over 200hp more than the standard 63 S from looks alone, because both cars look more or less identical.

This means you get the same aggressive-looking front bumper and sleek headlights, and the side profile is the same as well. The only giveaway down the side of the car is the E-Performance badging, even the 20-inch alloy wheels are the same as the ones you find on the standard 63 S.

It’s a similar story at the back, where you’ll find the same quad tailpipes as the non-hybrid 63S. You do get red badging, a unique feature of AMG’s E-Performance models, and there’s a charging flap on the rear bumper as well.

When can I buy the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E-Performance?

This new hybrid version of the Mercedes-AMG GT will be available to order later this year, however pricing is yet to be confirmed. You can expect it to take a hike over the 63 S though, with a figure of close to £200,000 likely.

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