2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Wagon spy photographs: More electricity, less cylinders

Mercedes-Benz in February unveiled its redesigned 2022 C-Class and once once more the nameplate will supply a large-efficiency C63 designed by the Mercedes-Benz AMG skunkworks.

We have already spotted prototypes for the C63 sedan, and now we have our initially spy pictures of a prototype for the wagon, or Estate as Mercedes likes to contact the system design. The typical C-Class wagon has currently been revealed, and no, it just isn’t coming to the United States.

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Course

The prototype is seriously camouflaged but from what we can see, there will be flared wheel arches, massive intakes in the front fascia, a pronounced rear diffuser, and 4 square-shaped exhaust guidelines.

We can verify that the present-day C63’s 4.-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 would not make into the new era. As a substitute, the powertrain will consist of the 2.-liter turbocharged inline-4 observed in the most recent technology of AMG’s compact cars, but with even extra electric power than these cars’ most 416 hp, and it will also receive a improve from hybrid technological innovation similar to what is utilized in System Just one as well as the forthcoming AMG One particular hypercar.

Mercedes-AMG E Performance

Mercedes-AMG E Functionality

In the new C63, an electric-aided turbocharger will assistance raise output from the 2.-liter engine to 442 hp. There will also be an electric motor integrated with the engine in delicate-hybrid configuration, to ability ancillary features as perfectly as provide as a starter motor. On prime of this, there will also be a a lot far more strong motor (up to 201 hp) at the rear axle to acquire combined output to a most 643 hp. This rear motor will be mated to its personal 2-pace transmission.

The 643-hp figure will very likely be reserved for a C63 S. Expect the normal C63 to have all around 550 hp, which is nevertheless up noticeably on the 503 hp of the outgoing C63 S.

Mercedes-AMG E Performance hybrid electric drive unit

Mercedes-AMG E Performance hybrid electrical push unit

There will be a bodyweight penalty because of to the complex powertrain, having said that. Assume the hybrid technology to increase about 550 lbs . to the auto and provide its curb weight to nearly 4,410 lbs. Portion of the hefty load is thanks to a significant battery that should deliver a tiny electric range. Just one weight-similar profit of the process will be an suitable 50:50 body weight distribution many thanks to a lot less body weight above the entrance axle as opposed to the outgoing C63 owing to the smaller sized engine.

Conventional features like a 9-speed computerized, mechanical all-wheel-generate system, adaptive suspension and drift method will also probable characteristic in the new C63.

2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Wagon spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Wagon spy photographs – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Efficiency estimates consist of -62 mph acceleration in 3.5 seconds and a prime speed of 181 mph. That prime pace matches the outgoing C63 but acceleration is about 50 percent a second faster.

Seem for the new C63 to debut late this yr or early up coming. A new C43, which may perhaps finish up staying badged a C53, is also coming. Stay tuned.