Next-generation Mercedes-AMG C 63 will be a hybrid


Sounds obvious isn’t it? Well, downsizing has been the way things evolve. Think about the storage devices and computers which once filled an entire room, but now comfortable enough to carry in a shirt pocket.

However, unlike electronics, the downsizing and rapid electrification in the automotive industry is not because the big engines take more space, but due to the stringent emission norms that are in place, especially in Europe.

But then, there is something really special about large naturally aspirated engines. One of the key differences is the sound. Why would one buy a C 63 instead of a C-Class? Definitely not just for the alloy wheels and bumpers, but for that trademark AMG thunder, and people at Affalterbach knows that.

Speaking to Australia’s CarAdvice, Tobias Moers, head of Mercedes-AMG, said that the next generation C 63 is going to be hybrid, but they’re confident to find a “right solution” for the issue (sound).

“Obviously, if it runs electrical then there’s no AMG thunder. We are facing severe regulations, especially in Europe, but sound is very important for our customers, no doubt about that. However, I’m confident that we will find the right solution for that issue,” he said.


The people at Affalterbach did a great job with the sound when they ditched the 6.2L naturally aspirated V8 for a 4.0 V8 biturbo. It still roars like an AMG.

Hopefully, the magicians will do the same with the hybrid C 63.

Photos here feature the facelifted Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Sedan unveiled at the 2018 New York International Auto Show.

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