Mercedes-AMG is going electrified with their all-new C 63 S E Performance. While the name itself has far too many consonants, here’s something we can all agree on: 680 horsepower and 1,020 Nm of torque is bonkers. This makes the C 63 S E Performance the most powerful C-Class Mercedes-Benz has ever made.
New to this particular AMG is an electrified powertrain that mates its hand-built 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder (476 horsepower) with a high-output (204 horsepower) electric motor. It also has two gearboxes with the combustion engine using a multi-clutch 9-speed automatic, while the electric motor having a two-speed gearbox. The result? A 0 to 100 km/h time of just 3.4 seconds and a top speed (governed) of 280 km/h. Moreover, because the combustion engine drives the front wheels and the rear electric motor drives the rear wheels, it gives the C 63 S E Performance all wheel drive (AMG Performance 4Matic+).
Further improving its handling, the C 63 S E Performance has adaptive dampers (AMG Ride Control) and rear-wheel steering. The latter steers the rear wheels up to 2.5 degrees virtually shortening the wheelbase for maneuverability at low speed or stability at high speed. It also gets 6-piston front brakes.
Communicating the C 63 S E Performance’s added performance, it gets a heavily modified body that ends up being 50 mm longer at the front. Wheelbase is also lengthened by 10 mm, while the total length is up 83 mm. Meanwhile, the wider fenders (up 76 mm) give it a more muscular stance.
Unique to this model is the slim air outlet at the center of the hood that transitions to two power domes. It rolls on 19-inch alloy wheels with mixed tires as standard, but several other wheel options, including a new forged option is available. In addition, for the first time in a Mercedes-AMG production model, a round badge with a black AMG emblem replaces the Mercedes star with laurel wreath on the hood.
Inside, it gets special upholstery with sport bucket seats as an available option. For the driver, he gets a new steering wheel with a twin-spoke design and an MBUX infotainment system with specific displays.
Keyword: The 2024 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E Performance Brings Electrifying High Performance