Mercedes-AMG C 63 SE Performance, a hybrid with F1 technology

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.

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