The next AMG Mercedes C-Class and S-Class will become hybridsSeptember 25, 2019
All cars from AMG will soon have all-wheel drive.
The Mercedes-AMG division has a number of significant changes, including the transition to hybrid powertrains with plug-ins for their top models and the transition to four-cylinder engines for smaller versions of high-speed sub-brand products. AMG boss Tobias Moers told the details.
Moers says the next generation of the C63 and S63 lineups are switching to a removable hybrid drivetrain. He does not reveal too many details about the transmission, but indicates that the system is different from Mercedes non-AMG PHEVs.
Moers separately notes that AMG is working on a hybrid version of the four-door AMG GT as a competitor to the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. The transmission reportedly uses a 4-liter Twin-Turbo V8 and an electric motor on each axis. The power output for this setup is still a mystery, but it should reduce acceleration to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) to 3.0 seconds.
As previously reported, AMG also plans to install a 2.0-liter M139 turbocharged four-cylinder engine from models like the CLA 45 in more cars. It will probably be the engine to replace the next generation for the C43. In modern applications, this engine offers power up to 416 horsepower (310 kilowatts), and the engine speed reaches 7200 rpm.
Tobias reports that all AMG products will have four-wheel drive after 2021. For example, pay attention to the fact that in the future a complex system will be installed in the C63, such as in the latest E63, which will be able to direct all power to the rear panel using the settings selected by the driver.
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