Mercedes-AMG to ditch the V8 for a hybrid in the future C63

Big changes on the next-generation C63...

1y ago
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The Mercedes-AMG C63 has always been known for its glorious V8. The legendary 4.0 litre, twin turbocharged V8 is widely known for its immense power output and for the stunning and raucous noise, but this will change, apparently.

AMG have recently announced that the future C63 will use the 2.0 litre 4-cylinder engine found in the new Mercedes-AMG A45 -the most powerful 4 cylinder ever made, with 416hp- paired with a 48V mild-hybrid system.

Combined, the future C63 should deliver around 500hp. This is big news, because most of the buyers of the hot Mercedes have bought it mainly for its V8 engine. Furthermore, the powertrain change wouldn't make the performance any better, considering the hybrid system adds enough weight to the car to be just as heavy as the older V8-powered model.

AMG have come to this shocking decision after EU announced that by 2021, all car manufacturers are required to have an average of 95g/km of C02 emissions in their model ranges. Obviously, a turbocharged 4-cylinder emits lower emissions than a twin-turbocharged V8.

The new powertrain could make its way into the 43 version as well, and most probably, the C-class would only come with 4-cylinder engines.

However, the changes don't stop there. Rumors say the next-generation model will also feature a new all-wheel-drive system, for more grip and composure. Times have changed, and the Mercedes-AMG division has certainly moved towards electrification.

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Comments (46)

  • It started with ditching 6L V8 normally aspirated to 4L V8 twin turbo, nows it's gonna be 2L inline 4. After that will be no car at all😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒.SAD

      1 year ago
    • That is what the government is Holding for us now. Thanks to complete mental Idiots and a new found religion that wants to β€žsafeβ€œ the planet. And all without any proof that co2 emissions are as anywhere near as dangerous as they want you to...

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        1 year ago
    • Indeed. Regulations are getting out of hand now.

        1 year ago
  • I’m sure the hybrid will punch out plenty of performance but the V8 sensation and exhaust note will be missed. Even some American car manufacturers are downsizing their engines, where do we buy from now? Japan?

      1 year ago
    • Will be missed indeed. Although E class and up are getting V8 Hybrid powertrains do thats good. Still will miss the C63.

        1 year ago
  • Just shocking. All because of the stupid climate activists and tree huggers

      1 year ago
  • If it's all EV in next 5 years. I'd buy old cars. Or none at all

      1 year ago
  • Okay... this makes me a little happier about my 3 cylinder mild EV i8...

    ... but still sad news. 😯

      1 year ago
    • These are rough days for the engines we all love. The V12 is dying, the V10 is only kept alive by 2 car makers and the V8s turn into smaller engines with electric motors. Let's enjoy them while we can and apreciate that we still have some cars with...

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        1 year ago
    • Truth to be told,I do regret selling my V8 M3

        1 year ago
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