Mercedes AMG GT 63 S E Performance Review
The Mercedes AMG GT 63 S E Performance (yeah, that's the full name), is AMG’s first plug-in hybrid or PHEV.
The plug-in system, however, isn’t here for efficiency. The electric motor delivers 204hp of extra kick.
It is integrated with the rear axle and runs a lively 400-volt architecture for speedy transfer of electrons.
In addition, it uses a two-speed gearbox so that it can deliver effective E-boost at both low and high road speeds.
The heart of the car still remains the legendary M177 twin-turbo 4.0 V8. It sends power to both front and rear axles via the nine-speed automatic gearbox.
To hasten shifts, AMG’s Speedshift MCT uses a wet clutch instead of a slower but smoother torque converter. The wet clutch suffers from less friction and wear than a dry clutch.
Also upgraded is the air suspension. It uses multi-chamber springs and includes ‘independent’ damper control where individual valves control compression and rebound.
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