Will the Mercedes-AMG C-Class 63 SE Performance really make people forget about the V8?

Will the Mercedes-AMG C-Class 63 SE Performance really make people forget about the V8?


Mercedes C-Class 63 AMG is revolutionary! Under the bonnet, the finished V8 engine is replaced by a four-cylinder worthy of the A-Class AMG. This small block is assisted by an electromotor located on the rear axle. The set produces 680 hp and 1,020 Nm. Should we regret the past?

In the highly restricted field of premium sports family cars, that of the Audi RS4 and BMW M3, the new Mercedes C-Class 63 AMG is throwing a stone in the pond. Indeed, if the rest and ring call under its hood eight cylinders in V, and the sedan and rest of Munich claim 6 of them are fully connected, the sedan and rest and star will be satisfied from now on with a block and only four pistons. The engine of the same design and displacement as that of the younger sister Mercedes Class A 45 AMG, but which here, in the Class C receives the rapid stabilization of the electric machine is located on the rear axle. The AMG C-Class enters the era of high-performance hybrids.

A plug-in combination with four-wheel drive and steering.

The performance of the Mercedes-AMG C-Class 63 SE combines a power of 680 hp with a torque value of 1,020 Nm. © DR

AMG enters a new era with This C-Class 63 E performance that replaces its legendary V8 4.0 with a four-cylinder 2.0 – with an electrically assisted turbocharger – with 476 hp with a torque value of 545 Nm. and an electric motor with 204 hp and 320 Nm. This unit combines a power of 680 hp with a combined torque of 1,020 Nm (please note, this is probably the electric torque value measured at the wheel taking into account the transmission reduction). However, the C-Class 63 AMG ex 2022 remains faithful to mechanical all-wheel drive while being engineered through rear-wheel steering, a first in the segment.

Power is transmitted through an AMG Speedshift MCT 9 gearbox with a wet clutch that replaces the torque converter. Note that the second two-speed gearbox is connected to the electric machine. The second gear is changed to 140 km / h soon, which corresponds to the maximum speed of the engine (13,500 rpm). The technical sheet shows an electronic top speed of 280 km/h for the sedan (270 km/h for the rest) and 0 to 100 km/h reached in 3.4 seconds..

A plug-in hybrid, the car is not intended to travel as far as possible on its battery, leaving this challenge to the Mercedes-Benz EQXX capable of traveling 1,000 kilometers without recharging. The battery of the new C 63 AMG Class with 400V technology with a capacity of 6.1 kWh weighs 89 kg and provides a range of 13 km in electric mode. His philosophy is to generate and absorb energy as quickly as possible.

Mercedes-AMG
C-Class 63 SE Performance
Collective power Mercedes-AMG
C-Class 63 SE Performance
500 kW (680 hp)
Combined torque Mercedes-AMG
C-Class 63 SE Performance
1020Nm
Heat engine Mercedes-AMG
C-Class 63 SE Performance
2.0-liter inline-4 with an electrically assisted turbocharger
Transfer Mercedes-AMG
C-Class 63 SE Performance
1,991 cc
power max. heat motor Mercedes-AMG
C-Class 63 SE Performance
350 kW (476 hp) at 6,750 rpm
High torque motor heat Mercedes-AMG
C-Class 63 SE Performance
545 Nm at 2,250-5,000 rpm
power max. electric motor Mercedes-AMG
C-Class 63 SE Performance
150 kW (204 hp)
High torque electric motor Mercedes-AMG
C-Class 63 SE Performance
320Nm
Contagion Mercedes-AMG
C-Class 63 SE Performance
AMG Performance 4Matic+ all-wheel drive with variable transmission and Drift mode
gearbox Mercedes-AMG
C-Class 63 SE Performance
9-speed Speedshift MCT AMG
Loss. heavy fat Mercedes-AMG
C-Class 63 SE Performance
6.9l/100km
Combined cycle CO2 emissions Mercedes-AMG
C-Class 63 SE Performance
156g/km
Loss. electric weight Mercedes-AMG
C-Class 63 SE Performance
11.7kWh/100km
Energy potential Mercedes-AMG
C-Class 63 SE Performance
6.1 kWh
Freedom in the form of electricity Mercedes-AMG
C-Class 63 SE Performance
13 km
0 to 100 km/h Mercedes-AMG
C-Class 63 SE Performance
3.4s
Vmax Mercedes-AMG
C-Class 63 SE Performance
250 km/h (normal) [ 280 km/h  (berline)  270 km/h (break)  en option]
Weight Mercedes-AMG
C-Class 63 SE Performance
2,111 kg (sedan) / 2,145 kg (estate)

Cosmetic details that make the difference

The perforated bonnet and the AMG logo at the end are the new cosmetic features of the Mercedes-AMG C-Class 63 SE Performance.
The perforated bonnet and the AMG logo at the end are the new cosmetic features of the Mercedes-AMG C-Class 63 SE Performance. © DR

In addition to the highly suggestive body kit and 19-inch rims as standard (20-inch optional), the Mercedes-AMG C-Class 63 SE Performance differs from the C-Class with a perforated and simple bonnet and, for the first time, a medal at the very end of the hood leaving the star in favor of the AMG logo. It may be a detail to you, but to him it means a lot. On board, the atmosphere is decidedly sporty with specially designed sports seats. The MBUX multimedia system receives a special screen for hybrid vehicles. The head-up display includes specific AMG models such as Race and Supersport.

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Posted on 09/21/2022 Updated 09/21/2022