September 26, 2022

No extra V8 for the muscular Mercedes-AMG C63, however the brand new saloon and property vehicles are available in with 680hp from the two.0-litre hybrid engine mixed with AWD. 

The beating coronary heart of what made the Mercedes-AMG C63 so good through the years is now gone. The thunderous V8 has now been changed with a four-cylinder turbocharged engine nabbed from the C43 mannequin, assisted by a 204hp 2-speed electrical motor.

In whole, the brand new Mercedes-AMG C63 produces a whopping 680hp, because of the inclusion of essentially the most highly effective four-cylinder engine ever produced for a road-going automobile, the M139, which alone produces 476hp. Up from 406hp within the C43 because of an even bigger turbo.

Know-how trickled down from the System One group implies that the brand new Mercedes-AMG C63 will get an electrically assisted exhaust fuel turbo, which goals to eradicate turbo lag altogether.

Now right here comes some critical numbers from the Mercedes-AMG C63; it will get a whopping 638lb ft of torque. Due to its AWD drivetrain, 0-62mph will arrive in simply 3.4 seconds, that’s for each the saloon and the property variations (nonetheless need that M3 Touring?). High pace is proscribed to 174mph for those who tick the best choices. The kicker? It weighs 2111kg for the saloon model, and a couple of,145kg for the property.

In additional acquainted territory, the 9-speed MCT gearbox is customary match, as is the electronically managed limited-slip differential, and as talked about, it options AWD, labelled 4Matic, and contains Mercedes’ new toy, Drift Mode.

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New Mercedes-AMG C63 - side profile

The thought with the Mercedes-AMG C63, like with different efficiency hybrid fashions within the Mercedes lineup (assume GT 63 S E Efficiency), the intention was to enhance efficiency for minimal weight achieve somewhat than eek out mileage with vary extenders. So, whilst you’ll solely get to journey 8 miles on electrical cost alone because of the 6.1kWh battery (70kW output), you must be capable of obtain a mean 41mpg when combining it with the four-cylinder engine. Not dangerous for 680hp and virtually the identical in torque…

The inclusion of the battery on the rear axle of the brand new Mercedes-AMG C63 additionally implies that this could dictate the extent of traction over the rear wheels as it really works previous to the soundness management intervening. Presumably if the automobile thinks the slide is managed, the soundness gained’t intervene in any respect, however step too far sideways and it’ll pull you again in safely.

New Mercedes-AMG C63 - close up of badge

Inside, there are 8 driving modes to select from underneath the Dynamic Choose; electrical, consolation, battery maintain, sport, sport+, race, slippery and particular person. They’ll all have their place, we’re positive, all adjusting varied completely different throttle inputs, damper settings and so forth and so forth. Overkill? Maybe. We’ll decide that after we drive one! All we all know is that apparently in race mode, the C63 ‘provides a barely oversteering automobile steadiness, extra direct steering and extra agile turn-in behaviour’. Sounds enjoyable!

These questioning how the brand new four-banger Mercedes-AMG C63 will sound should wait, however Mercedes says that using inner audio system is in place, which is achieved by recording the sound of the engine earlier than enriching it. Let’s not fake we have been anticipating something just like the sound of the previous V8s, let’s be sincere…

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Driving shot of New Mercedes-AMG C63 estate

It’s enterprise as common for the Mercedes interior-wise, with it following the C-Class recipe, whereas including some neat AMG touches, together with sports activities seats and a efficiency steering wheel. You additionally get E Efficiency badges, and clients have the choice to improve to lighter seats and loads of Carbon Fibre. Talking of which, there are two Carbon Fibre exterior choices additionally accessible, in addition to two AMG Night time packages and an AMG Aerodynamics bundle.

New Mercedes-AMG C63 interior

AMG’s Chief Technical Officer Jochen Hermann, mentioned: “With its Efficiency hybrid drive and electrically assisted exhaust turbocharger, the brand new C 63 S E Efficiency is a technological masterpiece that takes a brand new method. The electrified powertrain provides a complete new driving expertise. The fast response of the electrical drive on the rear axle, the speedy torque build-up in addition to the quick energy output and in addition draw of our battery are very particular options. Add to this the standard-fit rear axle steering and the absolutely variable all-wheel drive with Drift Mode – the brand new C 63 as soon as once more illustrates the excessive stage of technical experience that AMG possesses”.

New Mercedes-AMG C63 rear shot

New Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Efficiency photos