The new “hot sedan” Mercedes C63 AMG debuted. In fact, its full name sounds like Mercedes-AMG C63 S E PERFORMANCE. But it turns out to be as complicated as the car itself. Therefore, let’s at least keep the name familiar – since everything else has completely changed.
First of all, the new Mercedes C63 AMG is now a PHEV hybrid. And also built on the basis of a 4-cylinder 2-liter gasoline engine. Although the designers tried to create an impressive force: extended wheel arches, anti-wings, and spoilers, 19- or 20-inch wheels, and classic four nozzles of the exhaust system.
Is it possible to give the new super sedan Mercedes C63 AMG a chance? After all, the total power reaches 680 hp. This is achieved by adding 476 hp. from a gasoline engine and 204 hp. from the electric motor. Of course, the question is: how long will the 2-liter 4-cylinder “turbo” M139 live at this level of speeding up? And there is a question about the electrical component. It is stated that the battery can produce a maximum power of 150 kW (the same 204 hp) for only 10 seconds – that is, the total power of 680 “horses” is not constant. However, even these seconds will be enough, because acceleration from 0-100 km/h takes only 3.4 seconds, and the maximum can reach 280 km/h.
And other technical components are on the same level: four-wheel drive and MCT 9G box, swivel rear wheels, adjustable suspension, and eight control programs. But the traction battery of the hybrid has a capacity of only 6.1 kWh, which is enough for only 13 km of driving range in electric mode. You can monitor the operation of the hybrid through the MBUX system, which has received an additional tab on the display in the cabin. By the way, the interior itself is decorated with sports seats, metal overlays on the pedals, and special switches.
And everything seems to be fine! But for some reason, the first C63 with an atmospheric V8, which drove in the style of “I already burned the rear tires – buy new ones”, is constantly remembered. Is it?