2022 Mercedes-AMG C63 & 2022 Mercedes-AMG C43 to be 4-cyl hybrids [Update]

Update: Story updated with a rendering of the 2022 Mercedes-AMG C63 and new information about its specifications.

Just days after the 2021 Mercedes C-Class broke cover, X-Tomi Design shows us a realistic rendering of the 2022 Mercedes-AMG C63. The AMG’d 2022 C-Class gets the signature AMG radiator grille with twelve vertical louvres and an AMG badge, functional air inlets for improved aerodynamics, and a sportier bumper at the front. On the sides, it flaunts AMG aero wheels in a 6-twin-spoke design and gloss black mirror housings.

2022 Mercedes-AMG C63 rendering
The rendered 2022 Mercedes-AMG C63 sits lower and puts aero tricks at work, complementing the high-performance powertrain. Image Source: facebook.com/X-Tomi Design

Daimler has capped the engine displacement for the 2021 Mercedes C-Class to 2.0-litre, and this applies to the spirited 2022 Mercedes-AMG C43 and the fire-breathing 2022 Mercedes-AMG C63. All next-gen Mercedes-AMG C-Class variants will employ 2.0-litre petrol engines electrified to compensate for the extra cylinders.

Currently, the Mercedes-AMG C43 sports a 390 PS 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 engine and the Mercedes-AMG C63 employs a 476 PS 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. The latter can be had in a hotter ’S’ configuration with a 510 PS 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8.

2022 Mercedes-AMG C43

In the next generation, the Mercedes-AMG C 43 will make use of a 390 PS 2.0-litre in-line four-cylinder turbocharged engine, as per a report from jesmb.de. This engine, internally the M254, will feature mild-hybrid and electric turbocharging. An ISG linked to this engine will generate 20 PS and 180 Nm using electricity stored inside an additional battery pack. The electric turbocharger, featuring an electric motor, should significantly improve response from idle speed and provide high peak performance.

2022 Mercedes C-Class plug-in hybrid specs
The first-ever Mercedes-AMG C-Class plug-in hybrid may have a 25.4 kWh battery pack and an 11 kW on-board charger. Image: Daimler.

2022 Mercedes-AMG C63

The 2022 Mercedes-AMG C63 will be the first-ever Mercedes-AMG C-Class powered by a plug-in hybrid system. It will sport a 2.0-litre in-line four-cylinder turbocharged engine with an electric turbocharger. Compared to the 2022 Mercedes-AMG C43. the battery pack would be bigger, allowing the traction motor to be more potent.

According to a recent CAR report (via MotorAuthority), the 2022 Mercedes-AMG C63 will make use of three electric motors. One of these motors will be an ISG used by the combustion engine, which will produce 420 hp (426 PS). One more motor will be a generator, but it will be used by the turbocharger.

The final motor will be a 200 hp (203 PS) drive unit mounted at the rear, effectively enabling zero-emissions (EV mode) driving in a Mercedes-AMG C-Class for the first time. Thanks to plug-in hybrid technology, it will be possible to drive the most brutal 2021 Mercedes C-Class very quietly (in EV mode) when needed, say driving out of a garage in the early morning/late night hours.

Despite the significantly downsized engine, the next-gen Mercedes-AMG C63’s maximum power and maximum torque will be a mighty 550 hp (558 PS) and 590 Lb.-Ft. (800 Nm), respectively. Active all-wheel drive with Drift mode, adaptive suspension, and 9-speed automatic transmission will be standard.

2022 Mercedes C-Class AMG Release date

The 2022 Mercedes-AMG C43 could enter production later this year, while the 2022 Mercedes-AMG C63 is expected to follow next year.

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