Mercedes teases what is set to be the all-new Mercedes-AMG C63 E Performance. An Instagram post announces that the car will make its debut on September 21. Which is right around the corner.
What is the Mercedes-AMG C63 E Performance? “Next level E Performance,” the teaser claims. Mercedes presented the short video exactly 63 hours before the global debut of the car, indicating that we’re dealing with the performance version of the C. This new version will be available in both sedan and estate body styles.
As the “E” lettering in the name hints, it is an electrified performance version of the C-Class. The model will ditch the usual V8, going for a plug-in hybrid setup instead. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a mild-hybrid system and an electric turbo take the Mercedes-AMG C63 E Performance all the way to 670 PS (661 HP) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque. That is way more than the V8 was tuned to provide under the hood of the previous generation. The all-wheel drive 4MATIC system and a Drift mode are part of the plan. And so is a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The car comes to ruin the party of BMW’s M3 and Audi’s RS 4 Avant.
A camouflaged version has already showed up at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this summer. Now the video teaser uploaded on Instagram comes to confirm the design cues that we spotted back then. The LED headlights layout carries over the light signature of the standard C-Class. But there is the Turbo lettering on the fenders, while the AMG logo proudly sits on the boot lid. That boot lid also sports a carbon fiber lip.