Mercedes-AMG accelerated its way towards electrification and introduced the C63 S E Performance in both shapes, sedan and station wagon, in the autumn of 2022.
While some customers could choose the sedan, others would go for the station wagon version since it provided more interior room, which is much needed for those with families or those who needed more storage in the back. Thus, Mercedes-AMG continued the series of very fast wagons with the C63 S E Performance T-Modell.
The C63 S E Performance station wagon featured a similar front fascia as its sedan sibling. The profile, on the other hand, showed the extended roof and the addition of a third window behind the rear doors. Another significant change was on the wheel design, which was different than those fitted on its sedan sibling. Finally, at the back, the vehicle featured a roof spoiler fitted as standard atop the raked-forward tailgate, while on the lower side of the bumper, the carmaker added a new diffuser.
Inside, AMG placed a new set of sports seats available in a few colors. Even though it offered an option for carbon-fiber trims on the dashboard and the center console, that was not provided for the seats. The steering wheel was fitted with two buttons on the lower side that adjusted the suspension and altered the drive programs from street to race. In the back, the split-folding rear bench expanded the trunk's size up to 1,510 liters (53.3 cu-ft) from a standard 490 liters (17.3 cu-ft).
But the big surprise was under the hood where, instead of a massive V8, there was a peepy turbocharged inline-four. Moreover, it was helped by a 205-hp electric mounted on top of the rear axle. The latter was fueled by a 6.1 kWh battery placed above it. The total output was sent in all corners by an AMG SPEEDSHIFT multi-plate clutch gearbox with nine speeds.
ENGINE SPECS - 2.0L PHEV 4MATIC+ 9AT AWD (680 HP)
|Power:||350.1 KW @ 6750 RPM|
476 HP @ 6750 RPM
469 BHP @ 6750 RPM
|Torque:||402 lb-ft @ 5250-5500 RPM|
545 Nm @ 5250-5500 RPM
|Fuel System:||Turbocharged Direct Injection|
|Top Speed:||155 mph (249 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||3.4 s|
|Drive Type:||All Wheel Drive|
|Gearbox:||9-speed automatic (9G-TRONIC)|
|Unladen Weight:||4729 lbs (2145 kg)|
POWER SYSTEM SPECS
|Nominal Capacity:||6.1 kWh|
|Range:||8.1 miles (13.0 km)|