Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance Vs Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC Plus: What's different?
Mercedes-AMG now has 2 of their flagship sedan made available in India in the form of the GT 63 S E Performance and the EQS 53. While both cars are worlds apart mechanically, they both serve one common purpose, exhilarating performance. The AMG GT 63 S E Performance has just been launched in the country while the AMG EQS 53 was launched in India in August 2022. Let's take a deeper look into the major differences between these 2 rapid sedans.
Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance Vs Mercedes-AMG EQS 53: Powertrain
Both sedans have an AWD drivetrain. The AMG GT 63 S E Performance is not only the first-ever hybrid AMG but is also the most-powerful AMG to date. It gets a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine linked to an electric motor and a small battery pack. While the engine produces 639PS and 900Nm of torque, the motor can generate 204PS and 320Nm. The combined power output of the engine and motor is rated at 843PS and 1,470Nm. Meanwhile, this hybrid system is paired with an AMG Speedshift MCT 9G automatic transmission.
The AMG EQS 53 is derived from the standard EQS, the EV equivalent of the S-Class, but comes with a host of AMG-specific enhancements. So in standard form, the AMG EQS 53 puts out 667PS and 950 Nm. Specified with the optional AMG Dynamic Plus package and with launch control activated, the electric AMG ups this to 771PS and 1050 Nm. In this guise, the AMG EQS 53 can do 0 to 100 kmph in 3.4s and reach a 250 kmph top speed. In standard form, this drops to 3.8s and 220 kmph.
Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance Vs Mercedes-AMG EQS 53: Design
Over the standard AMG GT 63 S, The AMG 63 S E Performance features several new design elements, such as new sportier bumpers at the front and rear, E Performance lettering on the fenders, new 20-inch front and 21-inch rear alloy wheels, trapezoidal dual exhaust trips, and an adaptive rear spoiler. Being a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, it also comes with a charging port located at the back.
The India-spec GT 63 S E Performance is available in a choice of 17 paint jobs and four alloy wheels design options. The firm also offers two roof choices, three AMG stripes kits, and 14 design packages.
The Mercedes EQS 53 is undoubtedly the more luxurious one in terms of looks. The sleek flowing design and aggressive fake grille which is further accentuated by some really stunning set of headlights really do stand out. It looks neat and very picturesque from any angle. There is a rear diffuser as well as a larger rear spoiler, again for more aero efficiency while 21 or 22-inch alloys are available in aero-optimised designs
Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance Vs Mercedes-AMG EQS 53: Interior
The interior of the ICE car comes draped in high-grade Nappa leather upholstery. The India-spec model offers 14 upholstery options, two seat styles, and four trim choices. The cockpit bears a new twin-spoke AMG steering wheel with round mode-selector switches. For reference, the AMG Dynamic Select provides an array of modes, such as Electric, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Race, Slippery, and Individual. Meanwhile, it gets AMG hybrid-specific 12-inch widescreen display.
The highlight of the EQS 53 has o be the full-width 56-inch hyperscreen and it gets AMG-specific graphics and information. There are AMG-specific seats, steering wheel and pedals while the interior is done up in leather and micro-fibre highlights.
Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance Vs Mercedes-AMG EQS 53: Price
The Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 is priced at Rs 2.45 crore in India, while the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance sits at a slightly higher 3.30 crore. All prices are ex-showroom.