Mercedes-AMG’s first performance hybrid entering series production

01 September 2021

The first performance hybrid from Mercedes-AMG—AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE—is entering series production for the European market, drawing upon technologies from Formula 1. The concept includes a distinctive drive layout with an electric motor and battery on the rear axle as well as a high-performance battery developed in-house. The E PERFORMANCE model thus transfers the DNA of AMG Driving Performance into the electrified future.

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(Details and specifications for the US version will be announced closer to US market launch for MY23.)

As in Formula 1, the battery is specifically designed for fast power delivery and draw. Electric range is 12 kilometers (7 miles).

In the AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE, the 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine is combined with a permanently excited synchronous electric motor, a high-performance battery developed in Affalterbach and the fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system. The combination of the 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine and electric motor generates a system output of 620 kW (831 hp) and a maximum system torque of more than 1,400 N·m (1,033 lb-ft).

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