New Mercedes-AMG C63
NOW THIS ISN'T AN OFFICIAL ARTICLE FOR THE CAR. THIS IS JUST ME RANTING A FEW THINGS WE KNOW
Now most of you know that last year a lot of rumours circulated about AMG pulling the V8 out of the C63, the most infamous and affordable hot rod of the range. And if you've been following my content you'll see that I wrote an article on how Mercedes were gonna keep the V8. Well Mercedes isn't gonna keep the V8. which means they've made me a liar and I'm unhappy about this as much as me, you(yes you) and Tobias Moers, the big boss at AMG are unhappy about the new C63's turbocharged, electrically assisted 4 pot.
So now I've got to write this to correct my mistake. The stats are a 2L turbocharged 4 cylinder(I know AMG said it's not from the A45s but that's as true as Alfa's V6 not being from Ferrari), this time it's hybrid. It will be the 2 cylinder with an electric motor. Now this sounds quite dreary for a C63s but to compensate for the lack of noise thrill of a V8, Mercedes-AMG has given the new C63s 600+ amounts of horsepower. That's AMG E63s territory, this sounds like it could leave an M3 for dead and keep up with an M5, that is mighty.
But the thing is, what's the point, I suspect this car do 0-100km/h in around 3 seconds. Have a top speed of 300+km but no more than 322km/h. I refer to Henry Catchpole(look him up on Carfection, lovely channel) saying how the supercar arms race is pointless because all these mega horsepower cars that have straight line performance that's mind bending don't really need them to enjoy driving them everywhere. It's why James May have a 458 Speciale instead of a 488 GTB, you don't always need extra oomph to have a better car.
Horsepower and torque figures help defy the laws of physics. But character is what makes a car fun and puts a smile on your face. So I ask the question, would you have a 600+hp electrically assisted 4 pot that'll dominate on the light to light dash, or would you rather have a 400hp "spinny-boy" that'll light the rears every time you fancy and leave you grinning from corner to corner?