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Mercedes AMG teases the C63 E Performance with plug-in hybrid: what to expect

Mercedes-AMG is set to unveil its production version of the new C63 this week. The automaker teased the next model two days before the official unveiling. The next C63 will not come with a V8 engine and will likely come with a plug-in hybrid version mated to a 2.0-liter unit.

The next C63 would receive the E Performance brand from Mercedes-AMG. Additionally, the C63 model, which would go on to become the flagship performance model in the C-Class range, was shown as a prototype earlier this year when it made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​in July. .

Notably, the Mercedes-AMG C43 4Matic is currently the most powerful and also the only AMG version of the C-Class. Unlike the previous C43, the current model no longer has a 3.0-liter V6 engine. The next Mercedes-AMG is more powerful than its twin-turbo V8-powered predecessor. Additionally, the upcoming Mercedes-AMG’s plug-in hybrid powertrain is capable of generating a combined maximum power of 661 hp and 750 Nm of peak torque.

Reportedly, the all-new Mercedes-AMG will come with several design changes, including side grilles, LED headlights, AMG-style alloys and the carbon fiber rear spoiler. It also gets sportier front air intakes, turbo badges on the side grilles, a bolder rear spoiler and quad exhaust outlets.

Meanwhile, in a separate development, Mercedes Benz India has announced that reservations for its Mercedes EQS 580 4MATIC EV opened on Monday. The sedan will be launched on September 30. It will be the first locally assembled luxury electric vehicle (EV) in the country and its launch will closely follow the Mercedes AMG EQS 52 which was launched in 2.5 crore (ex-showroom) towards the end of last month.

German automaker Mercedes Benz was the first luxury car maker in India to drive an electric vehicle with the launch of the EQC SUV. Since then, rivals Audi and BMW have brought their respective electric vehicles and expanded their range of battery-powered models.

The locally assembled EQS 580 4MATIC is expected to be priced lighter than the AMG EQS 53 and offer lower performance while promising the same level of opulent luxury, defining Mercedes flagships.

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