At the 2021 Munich Motor Show, we had the opportunity to take a close look at the new Mercedes-AMG GT 63 SE PERFORMANCE, the first high-performance plug-in from AMG. A very refined model equipped with a hybrid powertrain extremely performing. Now, those who don’t have budget problems can order a car also in Italy. The German brand has finally brought this model to our country as well. For the occasion, Mercedes has also announced a special edition. Let’s see the details.
REFINED AND VERY FAST
We remind you that the new AMG GT 63 SE PERFORMANCE can count on a powertrain consisting of a 4-liter twin-turbo V8 combined with an electric motor capable of delivering a total of 620 kW (843 hp) with 1,470 Nm of torque maximum. The gearbox is a 9-speed automatic. The performances are remarkable. Their top speed reaches 316 km / while accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h takes just 2.9 seconds.
Powering the electric unit is a 6.1 kWh battery weighing 89 kg. The accumulator has been designed to offer maximum performance rather than to guarantee a long distance in electric-only mode. In fact, with the energy of the batteries, you can only travel 12 km.
The technical equipment is particularly extensive and includes, among other things, the AMG RIDE CONTROL + suspension which adjusts the damping force for each wheel in a few milliseconds according to the situation. With the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving programs, you can switch from the basic model to Sport +, for particularly dynamic driving, to the “Comfort” setting for a smoother ride.
The integrated driving dynamics control system AMG DYNAMICS affects, among other things, the control strategies of the Electronic Stability Program (ESP), all-wheel drive, and the limited-slip rear differential. This increases agility without adversely affecting the stability of the vehicle. To keep all this exuberance at bay, the car also features a carbon-ceramic brake system.
With the debut in Italy of the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 SE PERFORMANCE, the green Magno AMG Special Edition also arrives which is characterized by the presence of some dedicated details.
The Performance Hybrid has a very sporty appearance thanks to 21-inch AMG wheels in a 5-twin-spoke design, painted black and with a rim flange with a high-sheen finish. The AMG Night Package and the AMG Night Package II with their distinctive exterior elements in high-gloss black and dark chrome as well as the black lamination above the side sills also ensure the sporty look. The AMG aerodynamics package and the AMG Exterior Carbon package are also available. The panoramic roof makes the interior even brighter. With highlights such as the sports seats in Exclusive nappa leather in two-tone titanium gray pearl / black with yellow contrast stitching or the AMG performance seats, as well as the AMG trim elements in black lacquer look or, optionally, in carbon, a motorsport atmosphere.
And now let’s talk about prices. A lot of quality and technology has a very high cost. The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 SE PERFORMANCE can be had to start from 202.970 euros. Those interested in the Special Edition will have to prepare to shell out an extra 17,677 euros.