Mercedes-AMG S63 E Efficiency V8 plug-in hybrid revealed
Mercedes-AMG has simply revealed probably the most highly effective S-Class of all time within the type of the S63 E Efficiency plug-in hybrid (PHEV), nevertheless it received’t be coming Down Underneath.
A Mercedes-Benz Australia spokesperson mentioned the S63 E Efficiency received’t be supplied regionally as a result of the earlier mannequin wasn’t an enormous vendor within the Australian market.
If you happen to’re set on a PHEV AMG, the smaller electrified four-cylinder C63 S E Efficiency is coming to Australia across the center of 2023 in sedan type.
The Mercedes-AMG S63 E Efficiency is powered by an up to date model of the twin-turbo V8 PHEV powertrain that’s used within theGT63 S E Efficiency – which can go on sale in Australia from 2023.
It blends a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine producing 450kW/900Nm, with an electrical motor on the rear axle producing 140kW/320Nm.
There’s additionally a bigger 13.1kWh lithium-ion battery pack situated above the rear axle which permits for a claimed pure electrical vary of 33km based on WLTP testing.
Mercedes-AMG says the high-voltage battery has been designed for quick energy supply and discharge, not for the longest attainable vary.
Whole system outputs within the S63 E Efficiency are a staggering 590kW of energy and 1430Nm of torque, which is 30kW much less and 30Nm greater than the GT63 S E Efficiency.
Mercedes-AMG claims the S63 E Efficiency can do the 0-100km/h dash in 3.3 seconds and flat out you’ll be doing 290km/h with the optionally available AMG Driver’s Package deal. That’s not unhealthy for a 2.6-tonne luxurious high-performance sedan.
The dual-turbo V8 engine within the S63 E Efficiency is mated to a nine-speed automated transmission, with the electrical motor built-in with a two-speed transmission and an digital limited-slip rear differential.
Though the e-motor is mounted on the rear axle it’s mechanically linked to the automobile’s all-wheel drive system, so it may well shuffle torque between the entrance and rear axles as required permitting electrical AWD.
Recharging the S63 E Efficiency’s battery pack could be executed by way of a Kind 2 charging port at a most AC charging pace of three.7kW.
The S63 E Efficiency is the primary S-Class mannequin to return with energetic engine mounts which “resolve[s] the battle between gentle connection of the powertrain for top consolation and exhausting connection for optimum driving dynamics”.
The automobile additionally will get an aluminium stabiliser below the V8 engine and a cross-brace on the entrance suspension mounting factors.
On the rear there are light-weight aluminium diagonal struts and a load compartment made from light-weight fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) which homes the battery pack.
The S63 E Efficiency receives AMG Trip Management+ air suspension as customary which at speeds above 120km/h lowers the automobile by 10mm, plus adaptive damping.
Different notable options the S63 E Efficiency will get embody energetic roll stabilisation that’s powered by a 48V electrical system, three-stage AMG parameter steering system, and customary rear-axle steering with a most steering angle of two.5 levels.
Offering the stopping energy within the S63 E Efficiency are a set of AMG high-performance composite brakes with six-piston entrance calipers and one-piston rear calipers as customary. The brake discs measure 400mm on the entrance and 380mm on the rear.
Mercedes-AMG additionally provides ceramic high-performance composite brakes as an possibility.
The S63 E Efficiency provides 4 ranges of regenerative braking, which at its strongest is ready to feed over 90kW again into the battery.
On the skin, the S63 E Efficiency could be distinguished by the AMG radiator grille with vertical louvres and enormous central star. There are additionally 21-inch solid alloy wheels, trapezoidal twin exhausts and a rear diffuser.
Inside there are 4 seats, an ordinary AMG Efficiency steering wheel with AMG steering wheel buttons, in addition to unique colors and varied Nappa leather-based upholsteries with an embossed AMG emblem within the entrance headrests.
The MBUX infotainment system contains each AMG- and hybrid-specific shows and features within the portrait touchscreen, digital instrument cluster, and head-up show.
Identical to each S-Class, the S63 E Efficiency comes customary with a bucket-load of security gear.
This contains autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with junction detection, adaptive cruise management, energetic steering help, visitors signal help, energetic lane-keeping help, energetic lane-change help, consideration help, energetic blind-spot help, exit warning perform, and evasive steering help.
Clients in Germany can even ultimately be capable of order the S63 E Efficiency with Mercedes-Benz’s LiDAR-based Drive Pilot Stage 3 autonomous system, which was accredited to be used on German roads late final 12 months.
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