Mercedes-AMG fans search away, the a lot-adored and offended E63 will be dropping its throaty twin-turbo V8 for an sophisticated new straight-6 plug-in hybrid drivetrain.
The new saloon is established to be unveiled following calendar year and will be the very first in a series of Mercedes-AMG styles to undertake the new electrified drivetrain. It will seemingly be comparable to the ‘P3’ hybrid arrangement discovered in the GT 63 S E General performance and new C63 S E Performance giving more grunt and the capacity for electrical-only driving.
Absolutely nothing is confirmed but Autocar has figured out that the selection-topping model fo the new E-Course will obtain a heavily reworked edition of Mercedes’ M256 turbocharged 3.-litre straight-6 petrol engine, mounted longitudinally and doing work in tandem with an electrical motor on the rear axle.
The motor located at the rear will be very similar in building and performance to the 201 hp unit utilized by the other electrified ’63’ types.
Mercedes-AMG wishes the new drivetrain to thrust out far more than 700 hp and 1,200 Nm (884 lb-ft) of torque. This will see it outgun the new 671 hp C63 S E Effectiveness but continue being below the beastly 831 hp from the GT 63 E Efficiency.
With the enhance in electrical power and torque, the engineers are on the lookout to defeat the general performance of the current E63 S which can hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds regardless of a sizeable raise in pounds brought on by the motor and battery.
Mercedes-AMG is also preparing a ‘lesser’ E53 product which will in all probability operate a milder edition of the M256 engine in blend with a gearbox-mounted electric motor, in what insiders explain as a ‘P2’ PHEV procedure.