Final 12 months, we bought our first official have a look at the 2024 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E Efficiency. It made 671 hp and 752 lb-ft of torque, and based on Mercedes, it might hit 60 mph in 3.3 seconds. Because the final a part of its title suggests, it’s a hybrid, and the electrical motor is a part of why it’s so highly effective. However purists weren’t essentially upset that the C 63 had gone hybrid. They have been upset that it had dropped its V8 in favor of a four-cylinder. However quickly, they could get what they have been initially hoping for.
Automotive and Driver stories that based on two impartial sources, the V8 is coming again and never simply on the C 63. Allegedly, the E 63 will get V8 energy once more, as effectively. In the meanwhile, it’s reportedly being tuned and tweaked to ensure it meets Euro 7 emissions necessities and needs to be again in enterprise in 2026. That’s nonetheless a couple of years away, nevertheless it’s not that far off, particularly contemplating the C 63 isn’t even offered within the U.S. presently. Automotive and Driver additionally stories that based on senior engineers, shoving 4 extra cylinders beneath the hood of each the C-Class and E-Class shouldn’t be notably sophisticated and solely requires small adjustments to the bodywork.
Assuming this report is correct, one factor that isn’t clear is whether or not the four-cylinder 63s will keep within the lineup alongside the V8-powered ones or if the V8 will merely substitute the four-cylinder. Moreover, will there be a efficiency benefit to offset the added weight of the V8? 4-cylinder or not, the brand new C 63 S’s engine already makes 469 hp, whereas the V8 within the final C 63 S solely made a hair over 500 hp. And at last, how rather more will the V8 model price?
We’re positive we’ll have to attend to have our questions answered since Mercedes has but to formally verify this report, however we positive do expect to find out. Until, in fact, Mercedes doesn’t truly plan to deliver again the V8. That’s the form of information we’d desire to not hear.