2023 mercedes-amg c 63 s arrives with 671 electrified horses
2023 mercedes-amg c 63 s arrives with 671 electrified horses
2023 mercedes-amg c 63 s arrives with 671 electrified horses
2023 mercedes-amg c 63 s arrives with 671 electrified horses

Photo: Mercedes-AMG

The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class lineup is now complete with the addition of the sensational 2023 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E Performance, which sits well above the base C 300 and the mid-grade AMG C 43 in terms of power and sportiness.

We have a separate story detailing the various mechanical and technological aspects of the car following a discussion with Mercedes-AMG’s technical director, Jochen Hermann, but here’s a quick overview.

Hybrid Four-Cylinder Replaces the V8

The outgoing generation made a name for itself with a turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine producing as much as 503 horsepower, but we have a whole other type of powertrain under the hood this time around. As the “E Performance” moniker suggests, electrification is now part of the equation.

2023 mercedes-amg c 63 s arrives with 671 electrified horses

Photo: Mercedes-AMG

A turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine—different from the one you’ll find in a standard C-Class and the most powerful four-cylinder on the planet (469 hp)—teams up with a rear electric motor fed by a very unique 6.1kWh battery. Together, they generate no less than 561 horsepower—or up to 671 horsepower for 10 seconds when Overboost is activated—as well as 752 pound-feet of maximum torque.

A more advanced 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system distributes power to the wheels and contributes to 0-100 km/h acceleration in just 3.4 seconds—half a second quicker than the 503-horsepower BMW M3 Competition.

2023 mercedes-amg c 63 s arrives with 671 electrified horses

Photo: Mercedes-AMG

By the way, the electric turbocharger is assisted by a 48V motor to increase response and reduce lag. As for the battery, it provides a range of 13 kilometres according to the automaker.

Restrained Looks

In terms of styling, the new 2023 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E Performance barely stands out from the C 43. It does feature redesigned air intakes on the lower front bumper, small air vents with a “Turbo E Performance” badge on the front fenders, unique wheels, plus a slightly more prominent rear spoiler and diffuser. The quad tailpipes have trapezoidal exhaust tips instead of round ones.

2023 mercedes-amg c 63 s arrives with 671 electrified horses

Photo: Mercedes-AMG

The interior is basically the same: sport seats with contrast stitching and inserts, sport steering wheel with a drive mode selection dial, 11.9-inch vertical touchscreen and 12.3-inch digital cockpit. The latter comes with model-specific displays and data, mind you. Of course, augmented-reality navigation, head-up display and an AMG track recorder are available.

The 2023 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E Performance will go on sale in Canada next year and pricing will be announced closer to launch. For the record, the old one started at $89,700 in four-door sedan configuration, but you can expect a substantial increase.

Watch: 2023 Mercedes-AMG C 43 Review

Keyword: 2023 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Arrives With 671 Electrified Horses

CAR'S NEWS RELATED

1000 Miles in a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

The roadster successor to the better-known Gullwing was, in some ways, even better to drive

View more: 1000 Miles in a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

2023 Mercedes B-Class facelift gets latest MBUX infotainment

The refreshed B-Class will benefit from a makeover and improved charging for the plug-in hybrid model

View more: 2023 Mercedes B-Class facelift gets latest MBUX infotainment

The updated Mercedes A-Class... looks no different, to be honest

First Look Motoring writers miffed after Mercedes moots mild mid-life update We’re betting that, at some point in your life, you’ve said (or heard) some variation of ‘I like their old stuff better than their new stuff’. And maybe we’re going out on a limb here, but it sure looks ...

View more: The updated Mercedes A-Class... looks no different, to be honest

New 2022 Mercedes B-Class facelift unveiled with subtle design tweaks

Smarter looks, interior updates and electrified engines bring Mercedes’ premium MPV into 2022

View more: New 2022 Mercedes B-Class facelift unveiled with subtle design tweaks

New Mercedes-AMG A 45 receives new look and updated tech for 2022

The 415bhp engine in the A 45 super hatch remains unchanged but Mercedes has given the A 35 hot hatch hybrid power

View more: New Mercedes-AMG A 45 receives new look and updated tech for 2022

Mercedes claims it’s found ‘mistake’ that doomed its 2022

Mercedes says it can point to “one moment” last year where it made a fundamental mistake that set the team on course for a tricky 2022 Formula 1 season with its troubled W13 car. After winning seven successive drivers’ and constructors’ championships, Mercedes fumbled its approach to F1’s aerodynamic ...

View more: Mercedes claims it’s found ‘mistake’ that doomed its 2022

Mercedes announces improved performance for hybrid A & B Class

Mercedes-Benz has presented the model update for the A- and B-Class. Visually, the facelift is minimal, and the work under the hood has only been applied minimally. The plug-in hybrids are to receive a slight increase in electric power and new charging options are included. Mercedes-Benz first presented the ...

View more: Mercedes announces improved performance for hybrid A & B Class

Mercedes-Benz AMG One goes up against the GT Black Series in a drag race

Mercedes-Benz AMG has released a video showing how its newest flagship compares to its former one, in a drag race. We’re talking about the One hypercar which goes up against the GT Black Series, two cars designed for ultimate track performance but with very different methods of execution. While ...

View more: Mercedes-Benz AMG One goes up against the GT Black Series in a drag race

New Mercedes-AMG C63 vs BMW M3 – Duel of the decade

2023 Mercedes A-Class revealed

Updated 2023 Mercedes-AMG A35 and A45 S revealed

Mercedes A-Class gets updated styling, equipment and enhanced hybrid power

Fresh-faced 2023 Mercedes-Benz A-Class update revealed, set for Australian launch soon

2023 Mercedes A-Class Hatch And Sedan Revealed With AMG A35 And A45 S

2023 Mercedes-Benz A-Class facelift revealed

2023 Mercedes B-Class Facelift Debuts With More Standard Kit, Extra PHEV Power

Alonso’s Mercedes claim is bold but he’s right to be annoyed

Mercedes Team Principal: Lewis Hamilton Says He Can Race in F1 for 5 More Years

2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon spied in Germany

The one people in America will buy: The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV

OTHER CAR NEWS

;
Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network TopCarNews France | Actualités et Salons Automobiles, Fiches Techniques, Photos et Magazine Auto