2024 Mercedes-AMG SL 63 E Performance PHEV Is an 805-HP Mouthful

Jackson Wheeler
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  • The 2024 Mercedes-AMG SL 63 features a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 that works with a 201-hp electric motor to make a combined 805 hp and 1047 lb-ft of torque.
  • Mercedes says this is the most powerful SL ever to leave its factory.
  • The SL 63 E Performance is set to hit dealers in 2024 as a 2024 model, with pricing coming closer to launch.

If you thought Mercedes-AMG was going to keep its turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 E Hybrid system locked behind the S 63 E Performance, you’d be wrong.

Mercedes-AMG is adding its potent hybrid powertrain to the latest generation SL-Class. Dubbed the 2024 Mercedes-AMG SL 63 E Performance, the name packs almost as many syllables as the car does horsepower. In SL trim, this hybrid powertrain makes even more power than the S 63 AMG E Performance and advertises 805 hp and 1047 lb-ft of torque.

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63 E Performance interior.

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The powertrain is as simple as you’d expect. Under the hood is the 4.0-liter turbocharged V8, which mates to the AMG Speedshift 9G nine-speed automatic transmission. From there, the 603 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque head to the 4Matic all-wheel-drive system.

If that’s not enough, Mercedes is feeding the rear axle with a 201-hp electric motor, managed by a two-speed transmission. This electric motor relies on a 6.1-kWh battery to feed that electric motor for a continuous 94 hp or its 201 hp peak power.

If you’re wondering how much this extra power helps the SL 63, the answer is in Mercedes-AMG’s own numbers. According to the automaker, the standard SL 63 sprints to 60 mph in only 3.5 seconds.

While that’s impressively quick for a grand tourer, the SL 63 E Performance shaves that to a scant 2.8 seconds. That’s nearly a second quicker despite the added weight of an electric motor and battery pack.

Telling the E Performance variant apart from the standard S 63 is as easy as looking for the charging door. This performance PHEV’s charging port is at the rear, which might make it easier to charge for some. There are also some E Performance badges on the front fender. However, despite these subtle changes, you might struggle to tell the difference between these machines.

Mercedes-AMG hasn’t talked about pricing for the SL 63 E Performance, but we can expect that closer to its launch in 2024. Though, considering the performance bump and extra hardware, this PHEV probably won’t be cheap. With the standard SL 63 starting at $184,150, you can almost expect this E Performance variant will crest the $200,000 mark.

Do you think Mercedes-AMG will add the E Performance model to the new AMG GT? Tell us your thoughts below.

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