Mercedes-AMG to present 800bhp GT63 PHEV in Munich Car News

Mercedes-AMG previewed a plug-in hybrid version of the GT63 4-Door Coupe ahead of its public debut at the Munich Motor Show.

The front of the new high-end performance show was pictured on social media with confirmation that it will be fully unboxed on September 1, just before the show.

The “GT73e” will be the first in a series of new Mercedes-AMG plug-in hybrid models. It will be driven by an upgraded version of the GT63’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 petrol engine, mated to an electric motor that is said to provide a “significant” performance boost.

AMG sources previously told Autocar that the GT73e’s electric motor alone would deliver up to 201 hp and 268 lb-ft, for a total output of over 800 hp.

The engine, which produces 639 hp and 664 lb-ft in the GT63 S, would deliver “levels of power and torque never seen before” for a road four-door AMG in its electrified form.

The model will serve as a rival to the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid and command a premium over the current non-electrified GT63, ​​with prices likely to start at over £ 150,000.

It will also be a spiritual successor to AMG’s first model, the 300CE Hammer, which helped build the company’s reputation as a maker of upgraded, supercar-like large sedans.

The model’s P3 PHEV system will also be used by the top-of-the-range versions of the latest Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the upcoming Merdedes-AMG SL grand tourer, as well as to underpin the petrol-electric successor to the Merdès-AMG C63 4Matic, where it will be used in combination with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, rather than a full-displacement V8.


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