For the first time in the 55-year history of AMG, the 2024 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE will be powered by a hybrid powerplant
The newest addition to the lineup of Mercedes-AMG performance cars comes as a game changer and it ushers a new era for the German carmaker. Simply put, for the first time in the 55-year history of AMG, the 2024 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE will be powered by a hybrid powerplant. In turn, a two-speed electric motor positioned on the rear axle will support the most powerful production four-cylinder in the world, a Handcrafted AMG 2.0-Liter turbocharged engine that is mounted longitudinally at the front.
As a result, the power delivery and torque build-up occur spontaneously and without delay. It derives this from Formula 1, where the electrically powered turbocharger eliminates the turbo lag of the combustion engine, while the electric motor at the rear axle pushes powerfully from a standstill. The electric powertrain and 400-volt high-performance battery are AMG-exclusive, in-house developments and underline the engineering prowess of the Affalterbach-based developers. Just like in Formula 1™, the battery is specifically designed for fast power output and draw with innovative direct cooling of the cells. The combined system output is 671 hp and 752 lb-ft of torque. These are new benchmarks for the C-Class.
For the first time in a C 63, the fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive transfers power to the road and includes a Drift Mode for even more driving pleasure. Added to this is the standard-fit active rear-axle steering, another unique feature in this segment.
“With the C 63 S E PERFORMANCE, we are opening a new chapter in our brand history. Even 55 years after our company was founded, we at AMG continue to show the courage and the will to realize the creative, the special things. The new C 63 in particular is a real game-changer. With its revolutionary concept, it brings a completely new approach to the segment, which until now has been primarily characterized by the promise of pure performance. With a maximum system output of 671 hp, we do indeed keep this promise. But the intelligent P3 hybrid concept offers much more. I am sure that with this technology, which incorporates a lot of know-how from Formula 1, we will also appeal to a new group of customers,” says Philipp Schiemer, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
“With its performance hybrid drive and electrically assisted exhaust turbocharger, the new C 63 S E PERFORMANCE is a technological masterpiece that takes a new approach. The electrified powertrain offers a whole new driving experience. The immediate response of the electric drive at the rear axle, the rapid torque build-up as well as the fast power output and also draw of our battery are very special features. Add to this the standard-fit rear axle steering and the fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive with Drift Mode – the new C 63 once again illustrates the high level of technical expertise that AMG possesses,” says Jochen Hermann, Member of Executive Board – Chief Technical Officer of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
As far as the design goes, Mercedes is keeping with the classier, more robust design language for its performance models, giving their customers a sleek and rather appealing option that is unmistakably AMG, albeit clean and not over the top. In turn, we see the new C63 S E PERFORMANCE as one of the most coveted performance vehicles available on the market, leading up to impressive sales and volume of them on the roads today. In turn, for us, this is another successful release of a brand new model range for a highly coveted vehicle from this car manufacturer.
You can grab a more detailed look at the new 2024 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE in the media gallery right below.
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