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HomeNewsPricing revealed for new Mercedes-AMG GT63 S E Performance – The most expensive AMG in South Africa

Pricing revealed for new Mercedes-AMG GT63 S E Performance – The most expensive AMG in South Africa

Mercedez-Benz has finally unveiled the South African pricing of the new flagship AMG GT63 S E Performance, having first revealed the car all the way back in 2021.

The GT63 is one of the German carmaker’s most powerful models, boasting a staggering power ceiling courtesy of an all-new turbocharged hybrid engine.

It therefore comes as little surprise to see that the updated GT63 will retail in South Africa for a cool R4,036,144, making it the most expensive AMG you can purchase in the country.

Peak performance

The 63 is the sports division’s first hybrid, utilizing a petrol engine in tandem with an electric motor mounted over the rear axle.

The fuel-guzzling system takes the form of a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine that, with the help of its electrical assistant, is able to generate an absurd 620kW and 1,470Nm.

With that much power behind the wheels, the AMG is able to rocket from 0 to 100km/h in as little as 2.91 seconds, reach 200km/h in less than 10 seconds, and max out at 316km/h.

Just as impressive is the fact that it is able to bring itself to a stop again from 100km/h in 2.64 seconds thanks to a set of ceramic-composite high-performance brakes.

Other engineering tasks that have made the S E great for the track include the latest AMG Ride Control + adaptive suspension, a 4Matic all-wheel-drive system, and a nine-speed automatic gearbox.

It also has an integrated electronic limited-slip differential for the rear axle, and regenerative braking to recover energy during slowdowns to feed back into the hybrid system’s 6.1kWh battery that is usually topped up by an onboard 3.7kW AC charger.

The GT can drive for 12km on nothing but the battery, but the goal of this hybrid is clearly performance and not economy, and while the dual-powertrain means the supercar isn’t the lightest at 2,348kg, it has clearly not hampered its ability to move off the line.

As the flagship of Mercedes-AMG’s line-up, the S E naturally comes with an extensive equipment list as well.

Notable highlights are red brake calipers, 20-inch alloy wheels, an active exhaust system, a carbon-fibre dashboard, a leather sport steering wheel with paddle shifters, Nappa leather AMG Performance seats, multi-zone climate control, a wireless phone charger, a Burmester 3D sound system, and two 12.3-inch screens for the driver display and infotainment running the latest MBUX software.


Mercedes-AMG GT63 S E Performance


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