Massive adjustments for the 2024 Mercedes-AMG C-Class

No, this isn’t one other electrification story, nevertheless it nonetheless will harm some purists. Why? As a result of the 2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 S E PERFORMANCE is a mirrored image of fixing values. Whereas the present AMG C63 encompasses a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with 469 horsepower (or 505 because the C63 S), the 2024 model will function 671 horsepower from a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4 — that’s 469 horsepower from the engine, and 201 horsepower from the electrical motor.

2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 S E PERFORMANCE
2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 S E PERFORMANCE

In my world, C-Class means it’s Mercedes-Benz’s compact sequence (although it has grown since its inception, like most automobiles do), and that’s nonetheless true. However in case you are questioning the place the “63” is available in, that’s a sound query as a result of wasn’t Mercedes’ methodology primarily based on engine dimension, like a 6.3-liter?

Contemplating the 2022 model is just 4.0 liters, this isn’t a brand new factor. Nevertheless, the 2023 C-Class, which was redesigned this previous 12 months, already has an AMG mannequin known as the C43 4MATIC with a turbo 2.0-liter 4 mixed with a rear-mounted 48V electrical motor that, together, places out 402 horses. Apparently there’s precedent for this courageous new world of AMG, although the brand new 2024 C63 S E PERFORMANCE mannequin is on a complete new stage.

2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 S E PERFORMANCE
2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 S E PERFORMANCE

“The C63 S E PERFORMANCE … is an actual game-changer. With its revolutionary idea, it brings a very new method to the phase, which till now has been primarily characterised by the promise of pure efficiency,” says the Chairman of the Board of Administration of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, Philipp Schiemer.

Mercedes claims the tech that has trickled down from Formulation 1—an electrical assist of the exhaust fuel turbocharger — renders turbo lag out of date. The electrical motor additionally helps with acceleration from a standstill, so this plug-in hybrid can carry out the 0-60 mph dash in 3.3 seconds, which is efficiency by no means seen from a four-cylinder sedan earlier than. At over 4,600 kilos, to have a 4 pull that a lot weight and get these numbers is nothing wanting miraculous.

2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 S E PERFORMANCE
2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 S E PERFORMANCE

“The brand new [car] is a technological masterpiece that takes a brand new method … The fast response of the electrical drive on the rear axle, the speedy torque build-up in addition to the quick energy output and in addition draw of our battery are very particular options. Add to this the standard-fit rear axle steering and the absolutely variable AMG Efficiency 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive with Drift Mode – the brand new C63 as soon as once more illustrates the excessive stage of technical experience that AMG possesses,” provides Jochen Hermann, Chief Technical Officer.

This new all-wheel-drive AMG (the mannequin’s identify a mouthful, so please forgive the brevity in the mean time) will not be out there as a coupe, however a sedan and wagon can be found when you reside exterior North America. For you Yankees and Canucks, you’ll need to accept the sedan.

However then there’s that lacking V8 sound …

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