Mercedes-AMG C 63 will go hybrid: The twin-turbo V8 has its days counted

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The next generation Mercedes-AMG C 63 will have a hybrid propulsion system due to more stringent emission standards, according to Tobias Moers, head of the Mercedes-AMG division.

The new rules on emissions – set by European authorities – put pressure on car manufacturers, and they need to revise their range of engines. Most of them have already announced clear intentions in the electrification direction. More demanding rules would also have an impact on performance cars that manufacturers have in their portfolio.

Tobias Moers, head of the Mercedes-AMG division, recently spoke about the next generation of the Mercedes-AMG C 63. According to him, the new model will benefit from hybrid propulsion, so the V8 twin-turbo engine has “its days counted.”

“The formula now is perfect, but we certainly have to look at the viable alternatives. We need to be creative when looking at performance and this does not necessarily relate to the number of engine cylinders. That means the next-generation Mercedes-AMG C 63 will have a hybrid drive, ” Tobias Moers said in an interview with CarAdvice.

Currently, the standard version of the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe has a 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8, which develops 476 hp and 650 Nm. The automatic seven-speed AMG Speedshift MCT helps accelerate the C 63 from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.0 seconds and the maximum speed is electronically limited to 250 km / h.