When we enthusiasts got asked about a fast German family car, we imagine vehicles like the BMW M5, Audi RS7, Porsche Panamera Turbo S or the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S, but things got fumy at the 2020 Auto Expo when Mercedes-Benz India launched the most powerful AMG sedan in their line-up the AMG GT 63 S 4-Door 4Matic+, which was a 4-door version of the AMG GT powered by a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 putting out 631 hp and 900 Nm of peak torque with 4Matic+ four-wheel-drive with drift mode and a 0-100 km time of 3.1 seconds. It was considered monstrous for a 4-door family luxury saloon, and that is how it became the most potent sport sedan among its competitors.
In 2023 Mercedes went insane with GT 63 S 4-Door and revealed the GT 63S E-Performance 4-Door 4Matic+ in 2022. Today it got launched in India at ₹3.30 Crore (ex-showroom), yeah it got just E-Performance added to an already long name. Still, it is more than just a word, it now makes the AMG GT 63 S a proper PHEV. You see E-Performance in the name of Mercedes F1 cars of the hybrid era as well because E-Performance is the name of the hybrid technology that Mercedes-AMG uses in their F1 cars. Now you can have a taste of the E-Performance technology in a Mercedes-AMG 4-door production family car, I know it will never give you the same feeling as an F1 car as the Mercedes-AMG One does, but AMG One is a full-blown track and road hypercar powered with a proper 1.6L 4cyl turbocharged Mercedes-AMG hybrid F1 engine. The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E-Performance is a super saloon with a pinch of Mercedes-AMG F1 technology.
The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door 4-Matic+ E-Performance has the same 4.0L twin-turbo V8 that puts out 631 hp between 5500-6500 rpm and 900 Nm of peak torque between 2400-4500 rpm, paired with a 9-speed multi-clutch automatic transmission with 4Matic+ four-wheel-drive with drift mode, but now it is combined with a 6 kWh battery on the rear axle that puts out 200+ hp and 320 Nm of peak torque which help the GT 63S put out a total output of 831 hp and 1470 Nm of peak torque, which makes it the most powerful mass-produced Mercedes in the whole line-up, and has a top speed of 316 kph, 0-100 km can be achieved in 2.9 seconds, which is similar to the 0-100 km of the AMG One, that makes the GT 63 S E-Performance even more bonkers. The electric-only range of the AMG GT 63 S E-Performance is 12km.
The Interior and exterior are pretty much the same, like on the exterior you get a fastback design, AMG signature Pan Americana front grille, LED headlamps, and sleek LED taillamps, the main changes on the exterior are the newly designed front air intakes, new optional 21” wheels, carbon ceramic brakes as standard, E-Performance badging with the V8 Biturbo badging on the side GT 63 S badging with red surrounds, a charging port on the rear bumper for charging the 6 kWh battery.
On the interior you get 2 10.25” screens, one for the driver and one for the passenger, the driver one now also shows the battery range and other battery-related info, the main change is the new AMG steering wheel with the regen mode switch, the passenger side screen now gets data and telemetry of the ‘Buddh International Circuit’ in the list of different race tracks to choose from, soft close frameless doors and rest of the interior is similar as the previous gen, you can still opt for the AMG sports seats, matt or shiny carbon fibre trim, different colour upholstery, etc.
Not only its rival sports sedans, but the Mercedes AMG GT 63 S E-Performance is also quicker and more potent than many other expensive supercars that are currently on sale in the world. The keys of the GT 63S E-Performance will be handed over to all the customers by none other than 7-time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton.