Top Gear review of the new 2023 Mercedes-AMG C63 S | AMG

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It’s a automotive of huge, mighty numbers, the brand new Mercedes-AMG C63. Take the ability outputs: 680 metric horsepower (or 670bhp), and a frankly baffling 752lb-ft of torque.

Welcome to a world the place a Mercedes C-Class has extra energy than a Ferrari Enzo. But it’ll additionally do a claimed 34 miles per gallon and emit simply 156g/km of CO2 – about the identical as a Golf GTI. And that’s as a result of as a substitute of a thumping nice V8, the C63 now has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, and an F1-inspired hybrid enhance underneath its nostrilled bonnet. 80 % of the two.0-liter, the four-cylinder turbo engine is carried over from the mad, dangerous A45 S sizzling hatch. What’s new is an electrical motor for spooling up the turbo. That is designed to eradicate turbo lag and enhance output – and means a comparatively tiny engine generates 460bhp.

That’s virtually as a lot as you used to get from the outdated 6.2-liter V8… AMG claims 0-62mph occurs in 3.4 seconds, and the highest pace is proscribed to 174mph. Very quick, little doubt – however the present BMW M3 is simply as fast, regardless of having ‘solely’ 503bhp. The best name? One thing tells us that is 2022’s most divisive new quick automotive. High Gear Journal’s Senior Street Tester, Ollie Kew, tells us the whole lot we have to know.

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