Goodbye V8, 2023 Mercedes-AMG C63 to receive 4-cylinder PHEV - 670 PS/750 Nm

CY Foong · May 31, 2022 03:00 PM

Goodbye V8, 2023 Mercedes-AMG C63 to receive 4-cylinder PHEV - 670 PS/750 Nm 01

As the dust, or rather asphalt settled at the 50th 24 Hours of the Nürburgring with Mercedes-AMG snatching a double podium finish (Audi won the race), the all-new 2023 Mercedes-AMG C63 was also put up on display in camouflage.

Goodbye V8, 2023 Mercedes-AMG C63 to receive 4-cylinder PHEV - 670 PS/750 Nm 02

Due to launch later in 2022, the next-gen C63 will be the first AMG model to feature a four-cylinder hybrid powertrain instead of the trademark V8 unit. As part of Mercedes-Benz’s effort towards electrification, the most potent C-Class will not have a fire-breathing engine underneath.

window.googletag = window.googletag || {cmd: []}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot('/22557728108/MY_Article_Middle_leaderboard_pc', [ 728, 90 ], 'div-gpt-ad-1670926945518-0').addService(googletag.pubads()); googletag.pubads().enableSingleRequest(); googletag.pubads().collapseEmptyDivs(); googletag.enableServices(); });
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1670926945518-0'); });

Goodbye V8, 2023 Mercedes-AMG C63 to receive 4-cylinder PHEV - 670 PS/750 Nm 01

M139 unit as shown in the A45 S

According to Autocar UK, the all-new C63 will receive an electrified version of the turbocharged 2.0-litre M139 engine. The non-electrified unit (408 PS/500 Nm) is currently used on the Mercedes-AMG A45 and its siblings, the CLA 45 and GLA 45.

Goodbye V8, 2023 Mercedes-AMG C63 to receive 4-cylinder PHEV - 670 PS/750 Nm 02

C43 shown

That same unit is being used on the C43 which is often seen as the "base" AMG C-Class. Recall that the previous C43 uses a 3.0-litre V6 engine (390 PS/520 Nm).

Also read: No more V6, 2023 (W206) Mercedes-AMG C43 gets A45 engine with 408 PS/500 Nm

Goodbye V8, 2023 Mercedes-AMG C63 to receive 4-cylinder PHEV - 670 PS/750 Nm 03

AMG fans might be unhappy with the news of what was once a German muscle sedan downgrading its engine to a hybrid for the sake of the environment but if numbers are to be believed, the next-gen C63 might still retain its fire-breathing title.

Also read: 6 things you may not know about the Mercedes-Benz C-Class beyond its baby S-Class tag

Goodbye V8, 2023 Mercedes-AMG C63 to receive 4-cylinder PHEV - 670 PS/750 Nm 04

Mercedes has confirmed to Autocar that the M139 has been tuned to produce 470 PS on its own, making it the most powerful 4-cylinder unit in production. That will be paired to an electric motor on the rear axle which makes 201 PS.

Goodbye V8, 2023 Mercedes-AMG C63 to receive 4-cylinder PHEV - 670 PS/750 Nm 05

Goodbye, V8

Combined, this gives the next-gen C63 at least 670 PS at its disposal while the electric boost helps to deliver up to 750 Nm of torque. By comparison, the 4.0-litre V8 on the outgoing C63 delivers 510 PS and 700 Nm.

Goodbye V8, 2023 Mercedes-AMG C63 to receive 4-cylinder PHEV - 670 PS/750 Nm 06

Since the entire C-Class range is exclusively powered by electrified 4-cylinder powertrains, could the C63 continue its legacy as the most potent variant despite having the larger engine traded for a smaller but more powerful (on paper) unit?

Also read: After being short-lived in W205, are Malaysians ready for 2022 Mercedes C200 1.5 EQ Boost MHEV?

All images of the next-gen Mercedes-AMG C63 credit goes to Autocar UK

window.googletag = window.googletag || {cmd: []}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot('/22557728108/MY_Article_Bottom_leaderboard_pc', [ 728, 90 ], 'div-gpt-ad-1670926977082-0').addService(googletag.pubads()); googletag.pubads().enableSingleRequest(); googletag.pubads().collapseEmptyDivs(); googletag.enableServices(); });
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1670926977082-0'); });

CY Foong

Writer

Traded advertising for a career that fits his passion for cars. Enjoys spotting cars during his free time and has a soft spot for Japanese Kei cars but drives a thirsty manual sedan.

window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-a-2x2-stream', container: 'taboola-below-article-thumbnails', placement: 'Below Article Thumbnails', target_type: 'mix' });

Comments

Hassle-free purchasing, get your next car fast!

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C-Class AMG C 43

Upgrade

Add your car

Not trading-in?   Sell your car

Latest Cars