Fans became outraged when rumours started to surface that Mercedes-AMG might employ a polar bear friendly engine that will be fitted in the next C63 S AMG. In this case, the engine would be the M139 2.0-litre turbopetrol 4-cylinder used in their current A45 S AMG. This is due to the rising regulations over climate change and forcing car manufacturers to fit in smaller engines that won’t harm the environment and that still applies to performance vehicles with big engines to downsize.
The current C63 S AMG uses a 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8 which is admired by fans for its growling exhaust noise and the performance it provides. It boosts power to 503 hp (375 kW) and it poses a challenge for AMG to reach that power with a mere 2.0 litre. Mercedes-AMG hinted in an interview that they will use plug-in hybrid technology to boost power.
This means fitting in an electric motor plus a battery pack and that will add on to the weight of the car but that’s okay because it will come with Mercedes-AMG’s 4Matic+ system coupled with drift mode as buyers will still require going sideways and having some fun.
It could also be possible that they may not use the 2.0 litre and use the M256 3.0 litre in-line 6-cylinder found in the current 53 AMG models which use a 48-volt EQ boost starter generator to boost the power up to 429 hp (320 kW) and 520 Nm of torque. The problem with these engines is that we won’t have the “AMG Growl” that we grew up to love and we suspect that AMG might use artificial sound to project that sound in the cabin of the car.
At this point, we are not sure if this news of the next C63 S AMG can be confirmed but what we can say is that the next-generation Mercedes Benz C-Class is currently in its testing phase and will soon be revealed sometime this year. We shall see what the next C63 S AMG will have under the hood but at least let us admit that the V8 is gone forever in the 63 models.