Updated Mercedes-AMG S63 gets 800 hp plug-in hybrid engineAugust 8, 2020
According to German profile media reports, the most powerful version of the new generation S-class executive sedan will receive the designation Mercedes-AMG S63 EQ Performance 4Matic +. The new Mercedes-AMG S63 will be able to boast of 800 hp. The debut will take place next year.
It was more than three years ago when Mercedes-AMG unveiled a concept car called the GT – the car received a plug-in hybrid powertrain, the total output of which was 805 horsepower (600 kilowatts). The show car, which was shown at the Geneva Motor Show, later became the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door coupe with a confusing name. The model lineup is currently headed by the GT 63 S, which has no electrification.
According to the most recent rumors, the plug-in hybrid car of the German brand should still appear in the next months or even in early 2021.
The novelty may receive the designation GT 73e. But it looks like it won’t be the only AMG car equipped with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 powered by an electric motor, as our insiders claim the next S63 will have a similar, if not identical, powerplant.
This is exactly what the German edition of the Mercedes-Benz Passion Blog says, which claims that the full-size sedan in its most powerful performance will have an internal combustion engine with a capacity of 603 horsepower and an electric motor with 201 hp. This would give it a total power output of nearly 805 hp. It is reported that this version of S-Class will receive the designation Mercedes-AMG S63 EQ Performance 4Matic +.
Interestingly, the report indicates that AMG will not offer the S63 with a traditional internal combustion engine, which means that the highest performing S-class will have an exclusively electrified engine.
The new generation S-class will premiere on September 2, while the high-performance S63 is expected to debut sometime in 2021 and go on sale in the fall of that year.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that a prototype of a “charged” Mercedes-AMG C-Class C53 was seen on tests. Some publications have published photos of tests of a camouflaged prototype of the updated Mercedes-Benz C-class in the high-performance version of the AMG C53. The novelty will debut late next year.
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