The new four-cylinder Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance has been priced for Australia, and rings up at $187,900 before on-road costs.
That's $19,724 more expensive than the old V8-powered C63 sedan.
Orders open today for the new C63, with customer deliveries to begin in January. It had originally been sent to arrive earlier this year.
Despite swapping a twin-turbo V8 for a turbocharged four-cylinder plug-in hybrid powertrain, power is up by 125kW and torque by 420Nm.
Mercedes-AMG says the new sports sedan uses technology transferred directly from Formula 1, and boasts 50:50 weight distribution.
It rides on steel-spring suspension with adaptive damping, and for the first time in a C63 features rear-axle steering and a Drift Mode.
- 2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance: $187,900
Price excludes on-road costs.
The C63 S E Performance mates a 350kW/545Nm turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with a rear-mounted 150kW/320Nm permanently excited synchronous electric motor and a 6.1kWh lithium-ion battery.
Total system outputs are 500kW of power and 1020Nm of torque.
There's a nine-speed multi-clutch automatic transmission and a two-speed transmission and LSD unit, and drive is sent to all four wheels.
Mercedes-AMG claims a 0-100km/h time of 3.4 seconds.
Mercedes-AMG claims the C63 can run on pure electric power for up to 15km.
Local ADR combined cycle fuel economy figures aren't available, but it uses a claimed 6.9L/100km on the WLTP cycle.
The battery can be charged using the 3.7kW onboard AC charger.
The C63 S E Performance measures 4842mm long, 2033mm wide (including the mirrors), 1458mm tall and rides a 2875mm wheelbase.
Kerb weight is 2165kg – around 400kg more than its predecessor. The battery weighs 89kg.
It has 280L of boot space.
Servicing and Warranty
Mercedes-Benz backs its cars with a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
Service pricing isn't yet available for the C63.
The Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance doesn't yet have an ANCAP rating.
Standard safety equipment includes:
- Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
- Autonomous emergency braking Pedestrian/cyclist detectionJunction assist
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Lane-keep assist
- Traffic sign recognition
- Safe exit warning
- Surround-view camera
- 10 airbags
The 2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance comes standard with the following equipment:
- Rear-axle steering
- Drift Mode
- AMG high-performance composite brake system6-piston fixed front calipers1-piston floating rear calipers
- Digital Light headlights with adaptive high-beam
- 11.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Satellite navigation
- 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
- Panoramic sunroof
- Head-up display
- Burmester 3D surround sound system
- Power-adjustable front AMG sport seats
- Heated front seats
- Ambient lighting
- Wireless phone charger
- Satellite navigation with augmented reality
- AMG Track Pace package
- Semi-automatic parking assist
Content originally sourced from: CarExpert.com.au