202 hp electric motor and twin-turbo V8 for more than 800 horses
Report claims same driveline as AMG GT 73 e
Is the top dog of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class going to be an 805 hp, plug-in hybrid executive spaceship? Maybe, at least according to a new report talking about the flagship AMG version of the new model.
The info comes from Mercedes-Benz Passion Blog (via Stuff) that focuses on, you guessed it, Mercs. They’re reporting that the S 63 version of the car, the top AMG model, will get the same 600-odd horse 4.0L twin-turbo V8 as the current model, but with an electric motor and battery added to boost that power to north of 800 in a model called Mercedes-AMG S 63 EQ Performance 4Matic +.
It would be one of the last offerings of the V8, which is expected to be gone from the next AMG C-Class.
The long name doesn’t exactly bring performance to mind, but the report says that the V8 will likely have the same electric bits as the rumoured GT 73 e. So 201 hp from that electric motor in the back and around 816 hp total. The GT 73 was shown back in 2017, and early last year Mercedes said it the driveline was headed to production.
According to the blog, the AMG S-Class won’t get 73 badging, nor will there be a non-hybrid version of the AMG 63. So this would be the most beastly of all S-Classes, and one of the company’s fastest cars period. As far as when it could see production, that’s expected for fall of next year, which will likely be sometime after the standard S-Class is revealed.