Next-Gen Mercedes-AMG C63 Tipped To Get A Four-Cylinder Turbo Engine With Electrification

Mercedes is not only chasing after the booming SUV segments with all-new products, like the GLB, but is also looking to completely overhaul some of their AMG models.

It’s been said that some future top-of-the-line cars developed in Affalterbach will be electrified, and one of them seems to be the C63. Expected to launch in early 2022, the next generation premium compact vehicle will, according to Autocar, ditch the outgoing 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 completely, in favor of the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine found in the new 45 lineup.

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Mercedes-AMG M139 engine

Codenamed the M139, it produces as much as 421 PS (415 hp / 310 kW) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque in the A45 S and CLA 45 S. However, in the C63, it’s said to be hybridized, thus pushing the output to over 500 horsepower. The mill was developed so that it can be mounted both transversely and longitudinally, and could eventually find its way in the successor of the outgoing C43, albeit in a de-tuned form. Other AMGs that might adopt it are the GLC 43 and 63 SUV and Coupe, and GLC 63 SUV and Coupe.

With the new C63, Mercedes-AMG will continue to challenge the likes of the BMW M3, M4 Coupe and M4 Convertible, as the car is expected to be offered in saloon, coupe and cabriolet body styles. Nonetheless, the estate is believed to be dropped from the lineup, so they won’t rival Audi’s RS4 Avant anymore.

We reached out to Mercedes-AMG, which said that this information “is based on speculation and we do not comment on speculations”.


  • Christian Wimmer

    In a way this can be seen as a “back to the roots” move. I’m thinking 190E 2.3/2.5 and EVO I and EVO II, which were 4-cylinders.

    • Honda NSX-R

      Part of me says all aboard the nope train, but the other part of me thinks of what you just said

    • So its gonna be just like the 190E, but fat and obese…

      • Christian Wimmer

        Not sure the 190E could be described as either. It was short and stubby!

    • jea jm

      Back to the roots is is not a one way street. If the car gets lighter, with a manual transmission, and a lively engine that has a soul, then yes please. This is Never going to happen so in my opinion this is bad news. Worst news I’ve heard all week.

      • Christian Wimmer

        Manual transmissions are dead and the ICE is sadly heading in the same direction (at least in CO2-Greta-hysterical Europe).

        I’ve driven a ton of 190E/D models and those with the manual transmissions were terrible to drive. Clunky and imprecise shift patterns, a vague clutch… nothing fun or sporty about those manuals.

  • Mr. EP9

    Then they should drop the C63 nameplate altogether and call it something else. Aside from sounding gutless compared to the model it will replace; aren’t the “63” designations usually reserved for the V8 powered models? Because I’m pretty sure it is.

    • FFEMT6

      No different than Porsche calling an EV in the case of the Taycan, a Turbo. At least the AMG will have some kind of exhaust sound and a real turbocharged ICE engine.

      • Mr. EP9

        Either way, if they are going to use a turbo four put it in the “43” models.

    • slither16

      V8 powered models will use “73” designations when they get electrified.

  • Frase

    God the V8s, V10s and V12s are really having their last hurrahs now. This just spells out how AMG cars are going to completely lose their soul. We saw it with the Boxster and now we’re seeing it here. Let this be a dark warning to M car fans as well. If AMG is downgrading this way, then an M car is just as likely…

    • PK

      the world is evolving so should the automakers to.

      • 10tacle

        We V8 fans aren’t going anywhere. We’ll continue to build/rebuild them in our own garages if necessary and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.

        • PK

          i didn’t say the v8s going anywhere. i’m just saying automaker do evolve which is true.

  • iggination

    Ewwwwwwww. That’s what I have to say about going from a glorious V8 o a 4 banger…regardless of power.

  • jaykit

    Setting up turns will be much easier without a massive V8 over the front axle. I look forward to the changes. Lighter and better balanced always better in my book (even if you lose that engine sound).

    • TheNovanglus

      Doubt it is lighter with the battery and extra motor. It might be better balanced with a lower CG.

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  • Merc1

    Not going to happen.


  • Belthronding

    F morons how dare you even consider it?

  • Octane

    Would make more sense if it was a Inline 6, seeing how they are now using a inline 6 for the E53.

  • Cevair Zufer

    Why why why!

  • 10tacle

    I’m okay with losing a V8 going to a blown V6 trend. However, I will never, EVER own a 4-banger and I don’t care how much electric is supplemented in power. I want NOISE from my power, not a remote control toy car whine.

  • Nowan

    it’s better to go full electric rather having 4 cylinder

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