Mercedes-AMG, a brand with a reputation for bodybuilder-sized V8 muscle, has unveiled a new four-cylinder engine that is small in displacement but mighty in performance. The new 2.0-liter M139 engine is housed in the 2024 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E Performance. Reading the stats on this sports sedan, you get the impression that Mercedes-AMG has created the ultimate all-rounder – a car that can do it all in terms of performance, efficiency, and luxury.
The engine’s plug-in hybrid technology is derived from Mercedes’ F1 team. This 2.0-liter delivers a total output of 671 hp and 752 lb.-ft of torque. It achieves these impressive features with an enlarged turbocharger, a 400-volt electric motor mounted on the drive shaft, and F1-inspired electric anti-lag. At this point, the four-cylinder engine produces 469-hp and 402 lb.-ft of torque, making it the equivalent of a featherweight boxer with a heavyweight left hook.
At the car’s rear, a hybrid drive unit is mounted to the rear axle, a 150-kilowatt electric motor, and a limited-slip differential. This, in addition to an all-wheel-drive system and a nine-speed, multi-clutch automatic transmission, help the C 63 S E live up to its Performance nameplate.
The electric motor is the final piece providing the engine with 201 hp and 236 lb.-ft of torque to reach its headline-making total output. As a result, the 2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance sprints from zero to 60 in 3.4-seconds and onward to a top speed of 174 mph. Even the mighty Dodge Charger Hellcat has reason to be nervous in a streetlight drag with these stats.
Besides the extraordinary power, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E Performance is still a plug-in hybrid capable of over 30 mpg. In addition, six-piston front brake calipers and a Drift Mode within its multiple drive settings further add to this car’s wolf in sheep’s clothing personality. Further details on the 2024 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E Performance are expected before it goes on sale next year.
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