Redesigned Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 tipped to downsize to 4-cylinder

Mercedes-Benz is at present out testing prototypes for a redesigned E-Class anticipated to go on sale in 2023 as a 2024 mannequin.

The prototypes are for the common E-Class, however the variant we’re most focused on is the E 63 sledgehammer from AMG.

Autocar reported final week {that a} new E 63 is unquestionably coming, albeit with an electrified 4-cylinder as a substitute of a V-8 like within the present technology.

The setup can be the identical hybrid powertrain destined for the redesigned C 63 due out subsequent 12 months. We’re speaking a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4, the place an electric-aided turbocharger is relied upon to assist increase output to 442 hp. The engine can be mated to a mild-hybrid setup to energy ancillary options, in addition to function a starter motor.

Mercedes-AMG E Performance

Mercedes-AMG E Efficiency

On prime of this, there’s additionally a way more highly effective motor (as much as 201 hp) on the rear axle to take mixed output to a most 643 hp. This rear motor is mated to its personal 2-speed transmission.

Compared, the present E 63 is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 rated at 563 hp in normal guise and 603 in spicier S guise.

Though the redesigned E 63 could also be downsizing to a 4-cylinder, AMG is not abandoning the V-8 within the hybrid period. AMG has simply paired its V-8 with a hybrid system for a brand new GT 63S E Efficiency 4-Door Coupe, and this setup will probably be provided in additional AMGs. The actual setup consists of a V-8 and mild-hybrid combo up entrance and an electrical motor on the rear axle. Mixed output is 843 hp.

With a bit of luck, there will probably be a range-topping model of the redesigned E 63 that includes this setup. Keep tuned.

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Author: Brandon Park