Mercedes-Benz has just unveiled the new C 63 S, a sportier version of its sedan that moves to plug-in hybrid mechanics with more power than the V8 bi-turbo used to this day and known to us.
Mercedes-AMG C 63 S: Sporty design
Based on the new generation C-Class, the new German rocket takes everything to the extreme, including the overall width of the body to accommodate larger axles and wheels; Among the aesthetic novelties of the C 63 SE Performance we see:
- AMG sign replaces the star on the bonnet
- Air intakes in the hood
- AMG radiator grille with horizontal surrounds and active opening
- Air intakes on the front fenders
- Choice of 19-inch or 20-inch wheels
- Four rectangular exhaust outlets
- rear diffuser
- Spoiler in the profile of the trunk.
Inside, the same component distribution of the ‘regular’ C-Class is retained, but with a sportier vibe. starting with the seats and all graphics of the MBUX multimedia equipment customized by AMG.
AMG C 63 SE Performance: The most powerful four-cylinder in the world
Mercedes-AMG literally goes all out with the C 63 S by using a technology it calls E Performance. The car loses half the cylinders but gains power.
Mechanics C 63 SE performance:
- 2.0 liter 4 cylinder
- longitudinal front
- Electric turbo system that eliminates lag
- 476 hp and 402 Nm of torque.
- Rear electric motor: 204 hp and 236 Lb-ft
- Two gears.
- Total Power: 680 hp and 752 lb-ft
- Battery: 6.1 kWh (400 volts)
Traction is all-wheel drive with permanent distribution, and the rear-engine gearbox activates second gear from 140 km/h to allow its power to be used throughout the vehicle’s speed range, resulting in:
- 0 to 100: 3.4 seconds
- Top speed: limited to 250 km/h or 280 km/h optionally configurable.
Mercedes-AMG C 63 SE Performance: chassis and dynamics
Mercedes and AMG paid a lot of attention to weight distribution. In addition to installing a lighter motor at the front and the electric motor at the rear, The battery is located in the lower part near the rear train.
- Electronically controlled suspensions
- Rear axle with steering system
- Composite brakes
- 8 driving modes, including one that saves battery.
Speaking of electricity storage: It is relatively small and only offers a range of 13 kilometers. suggesting that the focus is more on performance than ecology. Nevertheless, Mercedes-Benz states a mixed consumption of 14.5 km/l.
What do you think, the virtues of the hybrid Mercedes AMG C 63 S make you forget about the sound of the V8? Let us know what you think in the comments.