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Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 2023: Electrified 4-Banger Replaces V-8

Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 2023: Electrified 4-Banger Replaces V-8
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Mercedes-Benz, in February, did unveil its redesigned 2022 C-Class. Then once again, the nameplate is going to be a high-performance C63 developing by the Mercedes-Benz AMG skunkworks.

Mercedes-Benz Prototypes

The latest prototypes are still heavily camouflaging, though, there will be flared wheel arches, large intakes in the front fascia, a prominent rear diffuser, and four square-shaped exhaust tips.

The outgoing C63’s 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 isn’t going to make it into the new generation. Instead, the powertrain is going to consist of the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 found in the latest generation of AMG’s compact cars. Also, there is even more power than those cars’ maximum 416 hp. Moreover, it will also receive a boost from hybrid technology that is similar to what is using in Formula One. As well as the on the horizon AMG One Hypercar.

The electric-aided turbocharger in the new C63 will help boost output from the 2.0-liter engine to 442 hp.

Electric Motor

There will also be an electric motor integrating with the engine in a mild-hybrid configuration to power ancillary features, as well as serve as a starter motor. On top of this, there will be a much more powerful motor (up to 201 hp) at the rear axle to take them up to an altogether output to a maximum of 643 hp. This rear motor will be mating to its own 2-speed transmission.

It will be reserved for the C63S E Performance model with the 643-hp figure. Thus expect the regular C63 to have around 550 hp. That is still up quite a bit on the 503 hp of the outgoing C63S.

A weight penalty is due to the complex powertrain. Moreover, do expect the hybrid technology to add about 550 pounds to the car. That would bring its curb weight to almost 4,410 pounds. In fact, part of the hefty load is due to a big battery. It should provide a small electric range. There is one weight-relating benefit of the system. It would be an ideal 50:50 weight distribution. In fact, that is thanks to less weight over the front axle in comparison to the outgoing C63 due to the smaller engine.

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