The new 2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 S E-Performance sedan has taken a turn and introduced an all new turbocharged 2.0 Liter 4 cylinder.
Now, I know what you are thinking. What happened to the V8? Is this new 2.0 turbo 4 cylinder worth it and can it keep up with the hype? Keep on reading to find out.
The switch from a V8 was bound to happen with manufacturers introducing hybrids and full electric vehicles but that does not mean that this 2024 AMG C63 S is not enjoyable.
Mercedes engineers still thought of those who enjoy the sound of the V8 engine, so they used the external microphones. These mics pick up the real sound of the engine through a pressure sensor in the exhaust which is then released through the entertainment sound system. This gives the experience of the AMG sound.
The AMG C63 is currently the most powerful 2.0 Liter Turbo engine, producing 469hp and 402lb-ft with the electric motor adding 201hp for a total of 671hp and 752lb-ft. It is paired with a 9-speed dual clutch transmission. The AMG C63 has a battery inspired by F1 hybrid racing cars. This battery was designed to produce power and not for the longest range.
The 2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 S E-Performance comes with all-wheel drive and with 8 drive modes one of which is a drift mode! As per Mercedes, 0-62mph / 100km/h is roughly 3.3 seconds. When selecting Electric mode, you can drive up to 81mph / 130km/h on full electricity or switch to comfort mode so that the hybrid driving takes effect. The AMG C63 S E also has 4 brake regeneration modes ranging from no regeneration to one pedal driving meaning you barely need to use the brake pedal.
As for the style of the car, Mercedes does not disappoint. This car was designed with powerful proportions being longer and wider than the previous C63. The styling is aggressive but classy. The interior is eye-catching as always with many options available to suit an individual’s needs. The sedan comes with a hood vent, a black AMG badge and a stylish grille. It also comes standard with staggered 19inch alloy wheels and AMG performance seats with open side bolsters.
With this AMG C63 S E Performance, you can still have lots of fun. Perfect for city driving with the electric mode and great for enthusiasts using the Sport+ mode.
The 2024 AMG C63 SE performance will be out in the market summer 2023! Pricing is yet to be determined.
Full press release: 2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 S E-Performance