New Mercedes-AMG S63 To Be A Plug-In Hybrid With Around 800 HP?
More than three years ago, Mercedes-AMG unveiled the GT Concept with a plug-in hybrid powertrain with a combined output of 805 horsepower (600 kilowatts). The Geneva showcar evolved into the confusingly named GT 4-door coupe as a sportier version of the CLS recipe. The model range is currently complete with the GT 63 S without electrification.
The plug-in hybrid derivative has been spied on several times and is expected to transform into the 73rd GT in the coming months or early next year. It looks like it won’t be the only AMG to offer a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 powered by an electric motor, as a new report says the upcoming S63 will switch to a similar, if not identical, setup.
This is the story our German friends tell us of Mercedes-Benz Passion Blog As they claim, the full-size sedan in its sportiest form will feature a 603-horsepower combustion engine and a 201-horsepower electric motor. That would give it a total power of almost 805 hp in a car supposed to be called the Mercedes-AMG S63 EQ Performance 4Matic +.
Interestingly, the report clarifies that AMG will not offer a conventionally powered S63, which means the top athlete in the S-Class lineup will come exclusively in an electrified form. As we’re sure you’ve heard before, the AMG S65 won’t be returning for the W223 generation as the twin-turbo V12 engine – now with all-wheel drive for the first time – is about to become a Maybach-only affair. . .
The S63 sedan will be the only full fat AMG model of the upcoming S-Class, as in addition to the demise of the S65, the S-Class coupe and convertible will be phased out with their spicy S63 and S65 derivatives.
While the standard S-Class will premiere on September 2, the S63 is expected to debut in 2021 and go on sale later this fall.