Like all recent C-Course designs, the C 63 is generally driven by a turbocharged 2.-liter four-cylinder. Having said that, a massive turbocharger that makes use of an built-in electric motor (fed by a 400-volt electrical process) to assist spool the turbocharger promptly will help this hand-crafted four-cylinder establish 476 horsepower. For those trying to keep monitor, that is approximately double the output of the base C 300, and the torque bump from 295 lb-ft to 402 lb-ft is remarkable far too. And for the 1st time in the C 63’s record, the motor routes electricity to all 4 wheels, courtesy of a 9-pace transmission.
But the fireworks will not end there. The C 63 also vegetation a 150-kW electrical motor at the rear axle, wherever it can be joined by an electronically managed minimal-slip differential and a two-speed transmission. The electric powered motor generally powers the rear wheels, while it can divert vitality to the entrance if it detects too substantially slip and establishes the car needs extra traction.
Amongst the two ability resources, the C 63 generates a stonking greatest output of 680 hp and 752 lb-ft of torque. Observe that this is only readily available for a shorter volume of time, as the electric motor only enables its max 201-horsepower boost in 10-next bursts. After that, its output falls to a continue to substantial 94 hp. Mercedes states the C 63 will rocket from a standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.4 seconds, which is about fifty percent a 2nd more rapidly than the previous variation.
Although the C 63 is a plug-in hybrid, its 6.1-kWh battery pack is modestly sized, and the 3.7-kW onboard charger is just not developed to fast draw electricity from a charging station. Mercedes admits the electrical ingredient is primarily to augment acceleration, as EV assortment on a comprehensive demand is estimated at just 8 miles.
The C 63 is just not all about forward assault, of training course. Intense halting and cornering functionality are other AMG hallmarks, and the C 63 kicks points off with six-piston brakes up entrance (the rear takes advantage of a single), and we would not be stunned if carbon-ceramics at some point made an visual appeal on the selections record. On the handling side, the C 63 will come common with adaptive dampers with 3 settings — Ease and comfort, Activity and Sport + — and rear-axle steering, which tightens the turning radius at minimal speeds and features increased vehicle security at large speeds.