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AMG boss guidelines out V-8 for future C 63 and E 63

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Do not search for a V-8 engine to energy a future C 63 or E 63, Mercedes-Benz AMG CEO Michael Schiebe has revealed.

When requested throughout final week’s 2023 Monterey Automotive Week a couple of current Automotive and Driver report that cited nameless sources claiming AMG will supply a V-8 engine within the present C 63 and the subsequent E 63 by 2026, Schiebe informed The Drive that he can “definitively deny” the chance.

Schiebe went on to justify AMG’s place on utilizing hybrid powertrains with downsized engines by suggesting that the market is headed that approach.

“I don’t like to speak about different producers, however it looks as if there are a lot of extra efficiency hybrids coming to the market now. Or at the least they’ve been introduced,” he mentioned. “So I believe we had been proper after we mentioned, let’s go in that path.”

Michael Schiebe

Michael Schiebe

AMG ditched the V-8 engine for its C 63 when it redesigned the compact efficiency machine, choosing a complicated plug-in hybrid powertrain constructed round a 4-cylinder engine as an alternative. Whereas energy has been boosted to a stout 671 hp, the added {hardware} has elevated weight over the outdated V-8 mannequin by virtually 800 kilos.

The identical is regarded as deliberate for the subsequent E 63, although rumors level to a 6-cylinder engine serving because the internal-combustion combustion part of its plug-in hybrid powertrain.

BMW is about to launch a redesigned M5 that may probably be geared up with a V-8 plug-in hybrid powertrain just like the setup discovered within the XM flagship SUV.

AMG additionally has a V-8 plug-in hybrid powertrain, although that is at present reserved for the high-end S-Class and GT 4-Door Coupe strains. It delivers round 800 hp.

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