Mercedes-AMG has confirmed it will finally reveal the new-generation C63 high-performance sedan on September 21.
As previously reported, this upcoming BMW M3 rival will ditch the twin-turbo V8 engine of its predecessor in favour of a four-cylinder plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain.
The German carmaker has also confirmed the new C63 will wear the E Performance badge which was first used on AMG GT 4-Door, and will soon be used on a variant of the SL roadster.
Ahead of its reveal, Mercedes-AMG showed off a shadowy teaser image of the C63, along with a short video. They don’t really show that much besides glimpses of the ‘Turbo Electrified’ badging, alloy wheels, headlights and carbon fibre boot lip spoiler.
These latest teasers build on the German carmaker showing off a camouflaged prototype example at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Mercedes-AMG has previously confirmed the new C63 will produce total system outputs of around 500kW of power and 750Nm of torque, which is 125kW and 50Nm more than the outgoing C63 S.
Its PHEV powertrain will comprise a 2.0-litre M139 four-cylinder engine with a 48V mild-hybrid system and an electric exhaust gas turbo producing 350kW, as well as an electric motor developing up to 150kW and 320Nm.
This will be mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission with drive sent through a rear-biased 4Matic+ all-wheel drive system.
To date Mercedes-AMG has only teased the reveal of the C63 sedan, but we know it’s also working on a wagon version, thanks to previously spied prototypes, which will bring the fight to the BMW M3 Touring and Audi RS4 Avant.
It’s unclear at this stage if the September 21 reveal will be just for the AMG C63 sedan, or if it’ll include the wagon too.
Even if Mercedes-AMG reveals the AMG C63 Estate at the same time as the sedan, don’t expect the wagon version to come Down Under.
Mercedes-Benz Australia recently doubled down on its no wagon rule for the C-Class when asked about prospects of the wagon-bodies AMG C43 and upcoming AMG C63.
“At this stage there are no plans to launch any variants of the C-Class Estate in Australia. Demand for our growing family of Mercedes-Benz SUV models continues to increase, while demand for Estate models is steadily decreasing,” said a spokesperson for Mercedes-Benz’s local divison.
“Of course, we are always listening to our customers and can evaluate and respond should the business case change significantly.”
Also off the cards for out market is the C-Class All-Terrain, a crossover wagon variant of the C-Class similar in concept to the Audi A4 allroad. The brand’s local arm gave similar reasoning to the statement above.
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