High-performance Mercedes-AMG C63 new generation will get plug-in hybrid powertrain. It is reported that in its most powerful version, the car will boast 503 HP (750 Nm). Presentation of the Mercedes C-Class, the next generation is expected in September next year.
It is now known that high-performance versions of Mercedes C-Class and S-Class next generation will be offered a plug-in hybrid powertrain. This became known from an interview with the current head of sports division Mercedes-AMG Tobias Moers. He also confirmed plans regarding the establishment of the brand a direct rival for the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.
As noted by Mr. Mears, the new four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, which is under the hood “charged” hatchback A45 and CLA 45 sedan may be installed on larger models Mercedes-AMG. Now came the news that a new version of the Mercedes-AMG C63 can also switch to the use of electrified row “four”.
Abandoning the 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 that is under the hood of the C63 current generation, the new product could use a modification of the motor M139. In the A45/CLA 45, the engine is designed for 416 horsepower power and 500 Nm of torque, the electrified version the figures may be even higher.
Insiders report that this unit can receive integrated starter-generator 48 In – same as row “six” M256, which equip the current CLS 53. In this configuration, the electric component adds to the common Fund 22 HP (250 Nm), but the AMG specialists strive to further raise this figure for the next C63. It is expected that the most powerful version of future trends, the motor can produce a maximum 503 HP (750 Nm).
Rumor has it that a regular sedan C-class (W206 index) will be shown at the Paris motor show in September next year, so don’t expect to see the updated version of “charged” C63 earlier than in the second half of next year.
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