While the rage of EVs and Hybrids continuous and there is a never ending configuration of Hybrids from all manufactures Mercedes is set again in a new fashion to bring this mix in to their performance division as well & here to offers its best from both worlds lets see what the Mercedes AMG C63 S E has to offer.
The C63 is noticeably distinguished from the ordinary C-Class by 76mm larger front wheel arches that conceal 19-inch or optional 20-inch wheels. The front valance is more muscular, with the trademark AMG grille and dynamic shutters that open and close based on the engine’s cooling needs. Because of the added cooling hardware, the bumper protrudes more than on a conventional C-Class, making the entire vehicle 50mm longer. The AMG also has a distinctive bonnet with an air outlet on top.
The new C63 S from AMG features a 680hp plug-in hybrid powertrain that combines a 475hp 2.0-litre four-cylinder with a 204hp electric motor on the rear axle in a clever four-wheel drive system. For the first time, the new C63 S boasts a four-cylinder engine and plug-in hybrid technology.
The C63 will continue to be available as a sedan or estate, but the two-door coupé and convertible roles will be filled by a hot version of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz CLE, which will replace two-door variants of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The non-S C63 base model for this new generation.
The 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine is an evolution of the powerplant used in the C43 and SL43. With 475hp, the engine is the most powerful four-cylinder in series production today. However, it has a lower compression ratio (from 10:1 to 9:1) in this configuration to absorb greater boost from the larger turbocharger. To reduce lag, the turbocharger features an electric motor that works from the 400V electrical system and aids in the spooling up of the turbine – technology taken from AMG’s Formula 1 racer.
On the rear axle, an electric drive unit (EDU) combines a 203hp, 320Nm electric motor, a 6.1kWh lithium-ion battery, a two-speed gearbox, and an electronically controlled limited-slip differential into a single unit.
The C63 also has four-wheel steering, which allows the rear wheels to turn up to 2.5 degrees in the opposite direction of the front wheels (up to 100 kph) or up to 0.7 degrees in the same direction at higher speeds. It also gets improved brakes, with six-piston callipers up front (optionally gripping composite discs) and single-piston callipers down back. The friction brakes are supplemented with robust regenerative braking that may be adjusted in four stages.
Although there isn’t any significant difference in terms of power or updates but this might be a of mixed reviews from a V8 as on previous generations Mercedes-AMG to dropping 4 cylinders ,causing a slight disarray among Mercedes-AMG purists but as this is what seems to be the future of Mercedes to keep up in Hybrid race, the prices for the AMG C63 S is expected to be any tie around winter.