The new Mercedes-AMG C63 will receive a plug-in hybrid engineOctober 17, 2019
The new generation high-performance Mercedes-AMG C63 will receive a plug-in hybrid powertrain. It is reported that in its most powerful version, the car will be able to boast 503 hp. (750 Nm). The presentation of the Mercedes C-Class, the next generation is expected in September next year.
To date, it is known that for the high-performance versions of the next-generation Mercedes C-Class and S-Class, a plug-in hybrid powertrain will be offered. This became known from an interview with the current boss of the sports division of Mercedes-AMG Tobias Merce. He also confirmed the brand’s plans for a direct competitor to the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.
According to Mr. Moers, the new four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, which is located under the hood of the “charged” A45 hatchback and CLA 45 sedan, can also be installed on larger Mercedes-AMG models. Now there is news that the new version of the Mercedes-AMG C63 can also switch to the use of an electrified inline four.
Having abandoned the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8, which is located under the hood of the current generation C63, the novelty could use a modification of the M139 engine. In the A45 / CLA 45, this engine is designed for 416 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque, while the electrified version can have even higher performance.
Insiders report that this unit can get a built-in starter-generator for 48 V – the same as that of the inline “six” M256, which is equipped with the current CLS 53. In this configuration, the electrified component adds 22 hp to the common piggy bank. (250 Nm), but AMG experts are striving to further increase this figure for the next C63. It is expected that in the most powerful version of the future news, the motor will be able to produce a maximum of 503 hp. (750 Nm).
Rumor has it that a regular C-class sedan (index W206) will be shown at the Paris Motor Show in September next year, so don’t expect to see an updated version of the “charged” C63 earlier than in the second half of next year.
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