The Mercedes-AMG GT Goes Hybrid For Big Power

201 horsepower. That’s the figure Mercedes says will be added to the AMG GT’s already substantial power output, coming courtesy of an electric motor placed on the rear axle of the recently updated coupe.

Thanks to its new electric parts, the AMG GT 63 S E Performance produces a combined 805 horsepower and up to 1,047 lb-ft of torque*. More on the asterisk in a moment. Powering the new electric motor is a 6.1 kWh battery positioned just above it, under the trunk floor. Mercedes says the relatively small battery can be charged via the car’s 3.7kW included charger. The added thrust fires the E Performance model to 60 mph in just

Two new drive modes have been added in conjunction with the hybrid powertrain: Electric and Battery Hold, though the brand doesn’t elaborate on what exactly the two new modes do. Presumably, Electric mode will move the car on electric power alone, but for how long isn’t clear. Battery Hold is in use on other Mercedes models and will conserve as much battery as possible while moving the car solely on combustion power. Battery regeneration via braking is available too and will be offered in four intensity levels, the highest of which enables EV-like one-pedal driving.

Other equipment, like the standard rear steer and carbon-ceramic brakes, is shared with existing GT models. However, the E Performance model also sees some new aesthetic changes to help differentiate it from its non-hybrid siblings. New tailpipes, red badge accenting, and E Performance badging all set the hybrid apart, alongside a set of more aerodynamically efficient 20-inch wheels. Of course, the car’s interior displays will also be updated to correspond with the new hybrid systems. Mercedes says the new model will hit dealers in late 2024.

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Chase Bierenkoven
Chase Bierenkoven

Chase is an automotive journalist with years of experience in the industry. He writes for outlets like Edmunds and AutoGuide, among many others. When not writing, Chase is in front of the camera over at The Overrun, his YouTube channel run alongside his friend and co-host Jobe Teehan. If he's not writing reviews of the latest in cars or producing industry coverage, Chase is at home in the driver's seat of his own (usually German) sports cars.

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  • Tverb Tverb on Apr 20, 2024

    Mercedes is hinting there will be an AMG GT 43 with a 4-banger under the bonnet. That will be the cheeky motorcar for me!