Mercedes-AMG C 63 SE Performance: Really with a four-cylinder?
● new C 63 SE Performance is a hybrid
● is offered as a sedan and station wagon
● Four-cylinder turbo plus electric motor
● Combustion engine delivers 476 hp
● System power 680 hp and 1020 Nm
● 0-100 km/h in 3.4 seconds
● Top speed 280 km/h (Estate 270 km/h)
● Fully variable all-wheel drive 4Matic+ series
● Rear axle steering standard
● drives up to 13 kilometers purely electrically
C 63 S is longer than a normal C class
The optics fit! At the front, the new C 63 is thick. Panamericana grille, large air intakes and a hood that now has an additional air outlet between the power domes. Of course, flared front fenders should not be missing. Other AMG ingredients are side skirts, C 63 logos with a red background, diffuser, spoiler lip and four square exhaust pipes.
Four-cylinder turbo plus electric motor
Instead, AMG opted for a combination of a four-cylinder turbo at the front and an electric motor on the rear axle. All in all, the hybrid delivers a massive 680 hp and up to 1020 Nm system performance, making it much more powerful than all the competitors in this class!
0-100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds
In addition, the new model has a 150 kW (204 hp) electric motor, which is placed on the rear axle in a so-called EDU (Electric Drive Unit) together with an electric two-speed gearbox and an electronically controlled rear axle locking differential. It sounds complex, and it is. Important: The fully variable 4Matic+ all-wheel drive and active rear-axle steering are standard. Armed in this way, the saloon and estate accelerate to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and achieve a top speed of 280 km/h (270 km/h for the estate), provided the AMG Driver’s Package is ordered. Also in this respect the new one is a real C 63!
The C 63 S can also drive electrically
On the other hand, it is completely unusual that the C 63 can now also be driven fully electrically – a full 13 kilometers. Not much, which is because the 6.1 kWh battery is mainly intended for extra boost and not for maximum range.
New AMG performance seats
How much will the new C 63 S cost?
Conclusion by Jan Götze
Let’s finally summarize: The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 SE Performance looks like a real C 63, feels like a real C 63 in the interior and has more power than ever! So everything the same? Not quite, after all, an AMG is naturally also about emotions, and the big question is whether they also come across with a four-cylinder. During the photo session, we weren’t able to get an idea of the sound, because the C 63 rolled back and forth electrically – quite unusually.