Mercedes-AMG C 63 SE Performance, sportiness and electrification go hand in hand

The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 SE Performance was presented to the company. Mercedes-AMG E Performance technology lands in style in the C-Class. The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 SE Performance is the most powerful four-cylinder production car in the world in the sedan and wagon body variants.

That E-Performance Technology ends up in class C Mercedes
and he does it in style. After a long wait, he has finally made his debut in society new Mercedes-AMG C 63 SE Performance. A true beast on wheels signed by Mercedes-AMG that uses electrification to achieve unprecedented levels of performance.

A model that can boast of being the most powerful production car with a four-cylinder engine. It is marketed in two body styles. You can opt for both the traditional sedan format and the more practical variant, the Estate (Family) model. Let’s go into detail and review the master keys of a model that will provide plenty of talking points.

The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 SE Performance was presented to the company

The design of the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 SE Performance

Just take a quick look at the images released by Mercedes to discover the most distinctive features of this new electrified sports car. Based on the new Mercedes C class, this one AMG variant with E Performance technology
known for its muscular proportions. The body has been extensively modified and the result is a longer and wider vehicle.

An exclusive feature of this new model is the narrow air outlet in the middle of the hood. Also worth mentioning is the black AMG sign replacing the Mercedes star for the first time in a production model with a laurel wreath on the hood. The AMG-specific radiator grille with vertical ribs and the front apron are other typical features of the German brand’s sports division.

The side view reveals the essence of this model. The most important elements in this aspect are the rear-view mirror housings, the side skirts and the 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels standard built-in and generous AMG high-performance brakes with composite brake discs. Optionally, you can opt for 20-inch wheels.

Mercedes-AMG C 63 SE performance station wagon
The new MERcedes-AMG C 63 SE Performance is also available as a station wagon body (estate model)

At the end of our exterior tour at the rear we find the rear apron with a large diffuser and the two trapezoidal twin tailpipe trims. The icing on the cake is a spoiler over the edge of the trunk lid (roof spoiler on the station wagon).

That customization options They are quite spacious and you can choose between different body colors and the AMG I and II carbon design packages, the AMG I and II night packages or the AMG aerodynamics package.

The interior and technology of the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 SE Performance

Except for the outside if we go into the Interior of the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 SE Performance We will quickly be surrounded by an environment that exudes luxury and sportiness. The first thing that catches the eye are the AMG sports seats with their special graphics and specific seam pattern. The second-generation AMG performance seat is available as an option.

Mercedes-AMG C 63 SE Performance - interior
The technical interior of the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 SE Performance

It also quickly becomes clear that this is a digital and networked vehicle. This is handled by MBUX infotainment system with multiple screens. The touchscreen is combined with the four digital instruments and as if that wasn’t enough, a head-up display (HUD) can be added. Another important piece of equipment is the new standard AMG Performance steering wheel in double-spoke design with integrated buttons.

The plug-in hybrid engine of the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 SE Performance

Beyond the exterior appearance and interior, it really matters under the hood and inside the vehicle. We are referring to the propulsion system. A system characterized by Plug-in Hybrid Technology (PHEV). The protagonist of the powertrain is a 2.0 liter petrol engine with electric turbocharger which develops a power of 476 hp and 545 Nm the maximum torque. In addition, it is accompanied by a small Electric motor 150 kW (204 hp) and 320 Nm
the maximum torque. The overall performance is enough 680 hp and 1,020 Nm.

It is managed by AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G automatic transmission Nine-speed and has a configuration of All-wheel drive AMG Performance 4MATIC+ with fully variable torque distribution and the popular drift mode. Another key component of this propulsion system is the 6.1 kWh lithium-ion battery, which allows you to 100% electric autonomy of up to 13 kilometers.

Mercedes-AMG C 63 SE Performance - front
The powertrain of the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 SE Performance achieves 680 hp

When driving purely electrically, the vehicle emits a specially composed, low-frequency and speed-modulated AMG sound. Output to the outside is via a speaker at the front and a soundbar with speakers at the rear. In this way, it complies with European legislation by integrating an Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS).

Thanks to this mechanism, the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 SE Performance accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited). Optionally, the top speed can be improved to 280 km/h.

The technical data sheet of the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 SE Performance

Mercedes-AMG C 63 SE Performance - rear
The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 SE Performance can drive up to 13 km in electric mode

through the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive program selector You can choose between the programs Electric, Comfort, Battery Hold, Sport, Sport+, Race, Smooth and Individual. Depending on the mode selected, priority is given to efficiency or performance. You can also choose between four levels of energy recovery when braking. To do this, you can press the AMG button on the right side of the steering wheel.

They are also worth mentioning AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with adjustable adaptive damping and AMG parameterized steering with three levels and Rear axle steering as standard. The rear-axle steering works with a maximum steering angle of 2.5 degrees, which provides additional agility.

Release date and prices of the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 SE Performance

When will it be on the market? Mercedes hasn’t gone into details about the commercial launch date and the price it will have. The configurator for the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 SE Performance is scheduled to start this year and the first examples will be in dealerships in the first half of 2023.

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