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Mercedes-AMG C63 SE Performance launches with world's most powerful engine and F1 technology

THE Mercedes-AMG has launched its new model, C63. The rival M3 swaps the V8 preview generation for a more powerful plug-in hybrid configuration and earns the E Performance moniker.

The teaser video released by Mercedes shows the silver C63 from various angles, revealing various design details including side gills, LED lights, AMG-style alloy wheels and a carbon fiber rear spoiler.

Compared to the less powerful Mercedes-AMG C43 4Matic, the C63 features sportier air intakes in the front bumper, unique side grilles with “turbo” lettering, a more prominent rear spoiler and stronger quad exhaust outlets.

Model has the most powerful four-cylinder engine in the world

The petrol engine of the new Mercedes-AMG C63 SE Performance is not a V6 or V8 derived from a larger AMG model, but the four-cylinder, two-liter turbocharged of the smaller A 45 S.

According to the manufacturer, the model is capable of producing 476 hp at 6,725 rpm and 545 Nm at 5,250-5,500 rpm, figures that make it the most powerful mass-produced four-cylinder engine in the world.

The new Mercedes is paired with an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9 9-speed automatic transmission (MCT: multi-disc transmission) and a 204 hp electric motor.

The latter is mounted on the rear axle, incorporating an electronic 2-speed transmission and powered by a 6.1 kWh battery that is externally charged and has the ability to propel the car alone for up to 13 kilometers.

The Plug-in Hybrid drive system delivers a total of 680 hp and 1,020 Nm of torque, providing explosive performance: 0-100 km/h in 3.4s and an electronically limited top speed of 280 km/h (Stationary: 270 km/h). h), with the optional AMG Driver's Package.

Equally impressive is the price of average fuel consumption, which according to the factory does not exceed 6.9 lt/100 km.

The components of the hybrid system are developed in Afaltebach, at the AMG headquarters, using technology derived from Formula 1. For example, the C63 SE Performance engine has an electric exhaust turbo.

The hybrid system's operating logic resembles that of Formula 1: maximum electrical power is available whenever the driver requests it by stepping on the accelerator, when, for example, he wants to overtake or accelerate when exiting a curve.

It also stands out for its low weight, only 89 kg, innovative direct cooling system and powerful energy recovery system through braking with 4 operating levels.

Mercedes-AMG C63 SE Performance all-wheel drive

The AMG-C63 SE Performance is equipped as standard with four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, AMG RIDE Control electronically controlled suspension and a rack with 3 stages of variable assistance.

The 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive has a Drift function for skidding and, even when driving exclusively with the electric motor, the mechanical system ensures that power is distributed to all four wheels, transferring a percentage of it to the front axle when the rear wheels turn.

Robust exterior design and sporty interior styling

The robust style characterizes the bodywork, both in the sedan and station wagon versions. In fact, it is the first time that, in addition to the AMG logo on the grille, the Mercedes-Benz star accompanies the AMG emblem just above, at the edge of the hood.

The interior combines high-tech technologies with racing touches in appearance. In addition to the MBUX's large digital screens for the digital instrument cluster and infotainment, the optional new-generation AMG Performance bucket seats with a special design on the sides for weight reduction and better ventilation stand out.

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