Mercedes-Benz launched a redesigned C-Class for the 2022 mannequin yr, and as soon as once more the nameplate will provide a high-performance C 63 developed by the Mercedes-Benz AMG skunkworks.
Our newest spy pictures present prototypes for the brand new C 63’s sedan physique model, however we all know prototypes for the wagon are additionally out testing. The most recent prototypes have misplaced a whole lot of the camouflage of earlier testers, revealing design particulars like flared wheel arches, massive intakes within the entrance fascia, a pronounced rear diffuser, trunklid spoiler, and 4 square-shaped exhaust suggestions.
We will verify the outgoing C 63’s twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 will not make it into the brand new technology. As a substitute, the powertrain will include the two.0-liter turbo-4 discovered within the newest technology of AMG’s compact automobiles, however with much more energy than these automobiles’ most 416 hp, and it’ll additionally obtain a increase from hybrid know-how just like what’s utilized in Components 1, in addition to AMG’s One hypercar.
Within the new C 63, an electric-aided turbocharger will assist increase output from the two.0-liter engine to 442 hp. There will even be an electrical motor built-in with the engine in mild-hybrid configuration to energy ancillary options, in addition to function a starter motor. On high of this, there can be a way more highly effective motor (as much as 201 hp) on the rear axle to take mixed output to a most 643 hp. This rear motor can be mated to its personal 2-speed transmission.
The 643-hp determine will possible be reserved for a C 63S E Efficiency mannequin. Count on the common C 63 to have round 550 hp, which remains to be up considerably on the 503 hp of the outgoing C 63S.
There can be a weight penalty as a result of advanced powertrain, nevertheless. Count on the hybrid know-how so as to add about 550 lb to the automotive and convey its curb weight to virtually 4,400 lb. A part of the hefty load is because of an enormous battery that ought to present some respectable electrical vary. One weight-related advantage of the system can be a really perfect 50:50 weight distribution because of much less weight over the entrance axle in comparison with the outgoing C 63, as a result of smaller engine.
Mercedes-AMG E Efficiency
Typical parts like a 9-speed computerized, mechanical all-wheel-drive system, adaptive suspension and drift mode will even possible function within the new C 63.
Efficiency estimates embody 0-62 mph acceleration in 3.5 seconds and a high velocity of 181 mph. That high velocity matches the outgoing C 63 however acceleration is about half a second faster.
Search for the brand new C 63 to debut shortly. It ought to arrive within the U.S. as a 2023 mannequin, sadly in sedan guise solely. A redesigned model of the tamer C 43 can also be coming for 2023.