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Subsequent-gen Mercedes-AMG C63 revealed in pre-production guise | Autocar India

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All-new Mercedes-AMG C63 will change to a four-cylinder hybrid powertrain with a world debut within the coming months.

The all-new Mercedes-AMG C63 has been revealed in pre-production guise on the 24 Hours of the Nurburgring in Germany. The favored BMW M3 rival will change from a V8 to a four-cylinder hybrid for the upcoming technology, which shall be unveiled globally within the coming months.

  • New C63 can have essentially the most highly effective 4-cyl engine
  • Anticipated to have a complete energy output of round 680hp
  • To get all-wheel drive and AMG-specific styling 

Subsequent-gen Mercedes-AMG C63: cleaner, greener and extra highly effective

The C63 would be the first AMG mannequin to function a complicated four-cylinder hybrid drivetrain as an alternative of its long-standing V8 energy. The automotive shall be one in a line of future AMG fashions earmarked to obtain an electrified model of Mercedes’ new 2.0-litre, turbocharged M139 engine.

The potent four-cylinder engine kicks out a most of 421hp in non-electrified kind within the new Mercedes-AMG A 45 and its associated siblings. The unit has already been engineered for longitudinal mounting in addition to mild-hybrid electrical boosting. This engine, the truth is, may even be used within the next-gen Mercedes-AMG C43 in a lesser state of tune.

Mercedes has confirmed to our sister publication Autocar UK that the petrol unit has been tuned to supply 476hp for the brand new C63 – making it essentially the most highly effective four-cylinder engine in sequence manufacturing. It would then be paired with a 204hp EV motor on the rear axle – a set-up Mercedes refers to because the ‘P1’ drivetrain – to present an anticipated complete determine of 680hp, 169hp greater than the BMW M3, which is its closest rival. That is regardless of a 50 % discount in swept capability and cylinder depend. The brand new EQ Increase hybrid drivetrain can be deliberate to run together with Mercedes’ nine-speed torque-converter MCT Speedshift gearbox. The complete C-Class vary is powered completely by electrified four-cylinder engines, with plug-in and mild-hybrid know-how rolled out throughout the vary for higher effectivity, and thus, diminished emissions.

The choice to supply the C63 4Matic with four-cylinder energy was apparently pushed by Mercedes-Benz as a part of its quickly escalating efforts to scale back fleet CO2 emissions whereas harnessing the engineering classes pursued in the course of the improvement of the Mercedes-AMG One hypercar.

Noticed by our sister publication Autocar UK, the next-gen C63 was on present on the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring over the weekend, emphatically marked out from the usual Mercedes C-Class by means of an aggressive physique package, chunky AMG sports activities alloy wheels (protecting the requisite drilled and ventilated brake discs) and a beefy quad-exit exhaust. 

Subsequent-gen Mercedes-AMG C63: to get AWD for the primary time

Moreover, the brand new powerplant’s weight is concentrated decrease, which aids efforts to carry a couple of decrease centre of gravity for the brand new mannequin, theoretically bettering its agility and physique management. Additional improvement plans for the next-gen C63 4Matic embrace a brand new four-wheel drive system to supply a completely variable apportioning of energy entrance to rear. This can enable AMG to engineer the brand new mannequin with rear-wheel-drive properties in sure driving modes just like the bigger Mercedes-AMG E 63. AMG has indicated that every one its next-generation fashions will undertake this technique and transfer away from pure rear-driven fashions resulting from buyer demand for all-wheel drive.

The brand new Mercedes-Benz C-Class has simply gone on sale in India. We anticipate the all-new AMG C63 to make it to our shores someday subsequent yr.

Do you assume the next-gen C63 will present the same thrills because the outgoing V8-powered mannequin? Tell us within the feedback beneath. 

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