Move Aside BMW M, This C 63 S E Is Faster.
With Formula 1 know how, Mercedes-Benz racing engineers have assisted in delivering a 2.0-litre turbo engine that is now rated as the most powerful 4-cylinder in the world. This power packed engine is mounted longitudinally at the front.
This C 63 S E is already on sale and if you are looking to book a unit in Malaysia, please be very patient as order taking is not yet open because demand is already surging in Europe and North America for this unique super sedan.
Power delivery and torque build-up with this C 63 S E occurs very spontaneously and without delay: as in Formula 1, the electric support of the exhaust gas turbocharger eliminates the turbo lag of the combustion engine, while at the same time the electric drive pushes powerfully from a standstill.
The electric powertrain in this C 63 S E and the high-performance battery with 400 volts are AMG-exclusive, in-house developments. They underline the high-end engineering competence of the Affalterbach-based developers.
In the C63 S E, the four-cylinder unit develops 476bhp at 6,725 rpm. This makes it the world’s most powerful series-production four-cylinder engine.
The maximum torque of 545Nm is available from 5,250 to 5,500 rpm. A belt-driven starter generator (RSG) combines an alternator and starter in one component. The RSG starts the combustion engine and ensures the basic supply of the ancillary components such as air conditioning or driving lights.
This also applies when the vehicle is at a traffic light and the charge level of the high-voltage battery is no longer sufficient to support the low-voltage on-board electrical system. The RSG is integrated into the 400-volt high-voltage network.
Working in a similar fashion as the 8-cylinder AMG GT 63 S E, this 4-cylinder version delivers a combined system output of 680bhp) which mans the combined maximum system torque is a massive 1,020Nm. These are new peak values for the C-Class.
Power is transmitted via the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission (MCT = Multi-Clutch Transmission), in which a wet start-off clutch replaces the torque converter. It reduces weight and, thanks to its lower inertia, optimizes response to accelerator pedal input, especially during spurts and load changes.
Meanwhile, the elaborately calibrated software ensures extremely short shift times as well as fast multiple downshifts if required. In addition, the intermediate throttle function in the “Sport” and “Sport+” driving modes delivers a particularly emotionally appealing gearshift experience. There is also the RACE START function, which ensures optimal acceleration from a standstill.
Interestingly, for the first time in a C 63, the fully variable all-wheel drive system AMG Performance 4MATIC+ is used to transfer the drive power to the road, and includes a Drift Mode for even more driving pleasure. Added to this is active rear axle steering as standard, another unique feature in this segment.
Incidentally, AMG is already 55 years and the engineers at AMG continue to show the boldness and the will to realize the creative, to deliver something special.
The new C63 in particular is a real game changer. With its revolutionary concept, it brings a completely new approach to the segment, which until now has been primarily characterised by the promise purely of performance.