Spy photographers have snapped the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance and it’s slated to have a plug-in hybrid powertrain with 831 hp
February 7, 2023 at 08:02
by Michael Gauthier
The 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT is entering the homestretch and spy photographers stumbled onto a prototype parked outside a hotel.
This seemingly chance encounter was a blessing in disguise as the model is lightly camouflaged and reveals a handful of new details. One of the most notable is the presence of rear seats, which had been long rumored for the redesigned coupe.
Of course, this isn’t too surprising as the GT was developed alongside the 2+2 Mercedes SL. However, like in the convertible, the rear seats are small and you’d probably never want to sit in them.
Also: 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT 53 E Performance Spied, Slated To Pack 671 Plug-In Hybrid Ponies
The similarities to the SL extend beyond the cabin as both models have a similar exterior design. That being said, the GT eschews a soft top and sports unique fascias as well as different lighting units.
This particular prototype features a rear charging port and a four-tailpipe exhaust system with squared-off tips, which indicates it’s the range-topping GT 63 S E Performance. As a result, it should have a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, a rear-mounted electric motor, and a 6.1 kWh battery pack. This should give the car a combined output of 831 hp (620 kW / 843 PS) and more than 1,032 lb-ft (1,400 Nm) of torque.
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That won’t be the only plug-in hybrid variant as spy photographers have previously snapped the GT 53 E Performance. It’s expected to combine a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a similar plug-in hybrid system for a combined output of around 671 hp (500 kW / 680 PS).
Those turned off by electrification can expect more traditional 55 and 63 variants with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8. The former produces 469 hp (350 kW / 476 PS) in the SL, while the latter packs 577 hp (430 kW / 585 PS).