The straight-six engine channels its reserves to both the front and rear wheels via AMG’s nine-speed Speedshift MCT gearbox.

As with its PHEV stablemates, the new E63 is set to receive seven different AMG Dynamic Select driving modes: Electric, Comfort, Battery Hold, Sport, Sport+, Slippery and Individual.

With increased power and torque, AMG will be looking to top the performance of the existing E63 S (which is claimed to hit 62mph from rest in 3.4sec and reach a top speed of 186mph when fitted with the optional AMG Driver’s Package), despite a significant increase in weight brought on by the motor and battery.

With the new PHEV system conceived more for performance than outright efficiency, the electric-only range will be limited. That of the C63 is officially rated at just 8.0 miles and that of the GT 63 at 7.5 miles.

Both models use the same 4.8kWh battery developed by AMG in partnership with its High Performance Powertrains division based in Brixworth, Oxfordshire, and claimed to weigh 89kg.

In line with developments brought to other plug-in hybrid AMG models, including the more recently launched S63 S E Performance, AMG plans to provide the new E63 with four levels of energy regeneration.


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