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Next-gen Mercedes-AMG E63 to come with an inline-six hybrid engine

Looks like even Mercedes-AMG is not prone to the downsizing of the engine. The next iteration of the Mercedes-AMG E63 will come with an inline-six. Mercedes has also equipped the E63 with a 201 HP motor along with a 400V 4.8kWh battery mounted in the boot.

The PHEV system on the Mercedes-AMG E63 will work in a similar manner to those on the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance 4-Door Coupé and Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance. Mercedes has combined the M256  turbo 3.0-litre, six-cylinder engine with the aforementioned electric motor. While the sedan will have some all-electric range, expect it to be in single digits. That would be just enough to get out of your parking without waking up the neighbours.

While Mercedes has not released any official numbers, we can expect this powertrain to develop around 700 HP and 800 lb-feet of torque. These figures are way superior to the current car’s 4.0-litre V8, which put down 604 HP and 626 lb-feet. The electric motor drives the rear wheels alone, while the engine’s power is sent to all the four wheels. The motor sends power to the rear axle using a two-speed gearbox and an electronically actuated limited-slip differential. Meanwhile, the engineers have paired the 3.0-litre engine with a 9-speed gearbox.

Like all PHEV models in the Mercedes-AMG line-up, we can expect the E63 to get multiple drive modes. These could include Electric, Comfort, Battery Hold, Sport, Sport+, Slippery, and Individual.

Coming to the performance of the Mercedes-AMG E63 PHEV, we can safely assume that it will outperform the existing generation car. This means, the 0-60 mph time could be less than 3.0 seconds with a top speed of 186 mph.

Source : Autocar

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