Updated Mercedes-AMG S63 gets 800 hp plug-in hybrid engine

Updated Mercedes-AMG S63 gets 800 hp plug-in hybrid engine

August 8, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

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.

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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.