843BHP?! New GT63S E Performance V8 Hybrid AMG!

Added on 16 Sept 2021
13:49

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Eight hundred and forty-three horses. In a 5 seat family sedan. What monster have you created #AMG?! The beast goes by the name of the #MercedesAMG GT63 S E Performance, sadly a missed opportunity by AMG to call it GT73, despite having registered all the trademarks.

Likely because they want to focus on the “E Performance” brand rhetoric. Like the next C63, this pairs and AMG combustion engine with a P3 hybrid system, developed with F1 and the Project one.

This car, however, uses an AMG V8, namely the awesome 4.0 bi-turbo found in modern AMGs. The current GT63S is the quickest 4 seat car on the Nurburgring and already produces 635BHP with a 0-60 of 3.2 seconds. This hybrid V8 GT annihilates this with a System power of 843 BHP, 1200NM of torque, and zero-60 of 2.9 seconds! The extra power is thanks to the Electric Drive Unit or EDU. This is a clever package on the rear axle with the electric motor "E-Motor", which is a permanently excited unit. There is also a 2-speed transmission for that motor and our usual limited-slip differential.

Power is managed in a 100% variable way, so both V8 and EV power can be sent to any wheel. There is a full EV mode possible too up to 130 km/h, it’s normally rear-wheel drive, and allows up to 12KM range only. This is also supported by the AMG Performance battery developed by High-Performance Powertrains (HPP) Formula 1. It's a 400VOLT battery and gives continuous power of 93BHP or over 200 BHP at peak!

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Episode title843BHP?! New GT63S E Performance V8 Hybrid AMG!
Episode number1
Date added16 September 2021
Run time13:49
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