Mercedes-AMG plug-in hybrid, features GT 63 SE Performance

Mercedes-AMG plug-in hybrid, features GT 63 SE Performance

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Mercedes-AMG plug-in hybrid, features GT 63 SE Performance

Here comes the first Performance plug-in hybrid from Mercedes-AMG, with technologies of Formula 1. The concept includes a special configuration of the hybrid drive, with electric motor and battery on the rear axle and a specially developed High Performance battery. With its special drive train, Mercedes-AMG GT 63 SE Performance can count on a total power of 843 CV 204 of which from the electric motor and a maximum torque that exceeds 1,400 Nm.

The only engine 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 can rely on 639 hp and 900 Nm of couple. The autonomy in electric is 12 km. There battery High Performance has a capacity of 6.1 kWh, a continuous power of 70 kW and a peak power of 150 kW, dispensable for ten seconds.

Characteristics of the Mercedes-AMG plug-in hybrid

On board the AMG GT 63 SE Performance, the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 is flanked by a permanent excitation synchronous electric motor, from a High Performance battery developed in Affalterbach and from 4MATIC all-wheel drive + AMG Performance with variable torque distribution.

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 SE Performance PHEV plug-in hybrid

The combination of 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 and electric motor provides an overall power of 620 kW (843 hp) and a maximum total torque of over 1,400 Nm.

Equally stunning is the road performance of what is the most powerful production car ever produced at Affalterbach: the car accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in just 2.9 seconds, reaches 200 km / h in less than ten and continues the progression until it touches i 316 km / h.

Mercedes-AMG plug-in hybrid, features GT 63 SE Performance

The first AMG plug-in hybrid brings Formula 1 technology to the road

Positioning itself as the new flagship of the Series, the AMG GT 63 SE Performance presents a very well-stocked equipment. In fact, it has all the updates introduced with the latest restyling, such as the set-up RIDE CONTROL + AMG with new suspension system.

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 SE Performance, features plu-in hybrid drive

The plug-in hybrid drive features a AMG 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with 470 kW (639 hp) and a maximum torque of 900 Nm, available across the wide rev range ranging from 2,500 to 4,500 rpm, flanked by an electric motor 150 kW (204 hp).

This unit is located on the rear axle, where it is integrated into one Electric Drive Unit (EDU) compact together with the two-speed electrically engaged gearbox and the electronically controlled self-locking differential.

Mercedes-AMG plug-in hybrid, features GT 63 SE Performance

The characteristics of the AMG GT 63 SE Performance plug-in hybrid

Experts call this hybrid configuration “P3”. The lightweight High Performance battery is also housed in the tail, above the rear axle. This compact configuration has several advantages.

The electric motor acts directly on the rear axle and can therefore immediately convert its power into driving force. Also thanks to the self-locking differential with integrated electronic management, the hybrid model is even more agile when exiting the curves. In the event of increasing slippage of the rear wheels, the driving force of the electric motor is also transferred as needed to the front wheels to ensure greater grip.

Mercedes-AMG plug-in hybrid, features GT 63 SE Performance

Engine compartment 4.0 liter V8 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 SE Performance

This is made possible by the mechanical connection of the variable four-wheel drive to the front wheels by means of the cardan shaft and drive shafts. The positioning on the rear axle improves the distribution of weight and load on the axles of the car, thus forming the basis of its convincing handling.

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 SE Performance battery, features

The plug-in hybrid sports car from Mercedes-AMG is equipped with the AMG High Performance Lithium Battery (HPB), developed by drawing inspiration from technologies from Formula 1 of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas team.

This accumulator combines the ability to deliver high power in frequent succession to a low weight, to increase the overall performance of the car. To all this is added a rapid energy absorption and a high power density.

Mercedes-AMG plug-in hybrid, features GT 63 SE Performance

AMG GT 63 SE Performance high-performance lithium battery

The High Performance battery of the AMG GT 63 SE Performance has a capacity of 6.1 kWh, a continuous power of 70 kW and a peak power of 150 kW, dispensable for ten seconds. The weight of just 89 kilograms allows to obtain a very high power density, equal to 1.7 kW / kg.

By way of comparison, traditional batteries without direct cell cooling come in at roughly half the value.

Mercedes-AMG plug-in hybrid, features GT 63 SE Performance

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 SE Performance charging from a wallbox

Charging takes place in AC to a charging station, a wallbox or a household power socket using the 3.7 kW battery charger installed on board. The battery is sized to deliver and accumulate power quickly and not to guarantee maximum autonomy (up to 12 km only in electric mode).

The high performance of the 400 V AMG battery is based on the innovative system of direct cooling: a state-of-the-art refrigerant based on a dielectric liquid, laps the 560 cells, cooling them all individually.

The fundamental operating strategy derives from the hybrid powerpack of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 racing car. As in the premier class of motor racing, the maximum power is always available when the driver needs it, for example to be able to accelerate quickly out of a curve or when overtaking.

Mercedes-AMG plug-in hybrid, features GT 63 SE Performance

For recharging, it has a 3.7 kW battery charger

Thanks to the high performance of the recovery and charging as needed, the electrical power can be withdrawn at any time and regenerated frequently.

Mercedes-AMG plug-in hybrid driving mode

The driver can select seven AMG Dynamic Select driving programs Electric, Comfort, Sport, Sport +, RACE, Slippery And Individual. The Performance Hybrid usually starts silently (“Silent Mode”) in the driving program “Comfort” with the insertion of the electric motor. On the instrumentation, the icon “Ready” indicates that you are ready to go.

Mercedes-AMG plug-in hybrid, features GT 63 SE Performance

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 SE Performance on the track

The hybrid drive also offers further advantages for the control of driving dynamics. Instead of resorting to a braking intervention by ESP, the electric motor can be used for adjust the traction as soon as a wheel starts to slip too much.

Intelligent management reduces the drive torque of the electric motor and transmits it to the wheel by means of the self-locking differential. In this way, ESP intervention can be avoided or delayed.

Mercedes-AMG plug-in hybrid energy recovery

Since the High Performance battery is always in the optimum temperature range of around 45 degrees thanks to direct cooling, the energy recovery; normally a battery overheats a lot if the process is too intense, so much so that it has to limit the level of energy recovery.

Energy recovery begins when the driver takes your foot off the pedal accelerator, i.e. in the release phase, without touching the brake pedal. Thereby the battery recharges and also generates a noticeable one braking torque: The wheel brakes wear less or, depending on the level of recovery and the traffic situation, do not even need to be applied.

Mercedes-AMG plug-in hybrid, features GT 63 SE Performance

Rear view of the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 SE Performance on the track

The driver can choose between four levels of recovery different intensity by means of the AMG button on the right side of the steering wheel. Only the program is an exception Slippery, while for each of the other travel programs the energy recovery takes place according to a specific mapping.

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 SE Performance, as it is

Outside, the first Mercedes-AMG plug-in hybrid comes with an expressive design and very low engine hood at the front. Compared to the two doors AMG GT differs from the rear apron with socket door built-in power supply and the model designation on red background.

The AMG hybrid is also distinguished by the trapezoidal masks with external grooves for i double tailpipes. Laterally we find the “E PERFORMANCE” plate on the fender.

Photo Mercedes-AMG GT 63 SE Performance PHEV VIDEO

The standard equipment also includes the adapted version of the ceramic brakes made of high-performance AMG composite material and the MBUX multimedia system with specific indications for hybrid drive.

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 SE Performance DATA SHEET

Overall power620 kW (843 hp)
Overall torque1,010 – 1,470 Nm
Combustion engine4.0-liter direct-injection V8 with exhaust gas turbocharging
Displacement3,982 cm3
Max internal combustion engine power470 kW (639 hp) at 5,500-6,500 rpm
Internal combustion engine max torque900 Nm at 2,500-4,500 rpm
Max power electric motor150 kW (204 hp)
Max torque of electric motor320 Nm
Traction4MATIC all-wheel drive + AMG Performance with variable torque distribution and Drift Mode
Exchange9G SPEEDSHIFT MCT AMG
Combined fuel consumption8.6 l / 100 km
CO emissions2196 g / km
Current consumption10.3 kWh / 100 km
Efficiency classB.
Energy capacity6.1 kWh
Electric autonomy12 km
Acceleration 0-100 km / h2.9 s
Max speed316 km / h

Photo Mercedes-AMG GT 63 SE Performance PHEV

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