It's not just the C63 AMG that's getting a downsized motor! The downsizing will be applicable to the entire 2022 C-Class line-up.
An international media report has confirmed that Mercedes will be switching to a range of four-cylinder engines only (with some form of electrification on all of them) for its upcoming 2022 C-Class line-up. Now, one might assume that the move won't be applicable to the iconic AMG versions of the C-Class, but unfortunately, that's not the case. Even the top-dog of the C AMG range, the C63, won't be spared and it will be fitted with a four-cylinder turbo hybrid powertrain. Despite losing half the cylinders though, the 2022 C63 AMG is expected to produce north of 500bhp!
While the news is sure to disturb Mercedes and, more importantly, AMG purists, the one thing that they can still look forward to is having some good old fun in the corners with the next-gen C-Class models (codenamed W206). That's because the cars will retain their rear-wheel-drive setup that'll be borrowed from the S-Class. The reason behind this? In the words of Mercedes-Benz, it is 'impossible to achieve this kind of handling and balance with a front-wheel-drive platform.'
Speaking of bits borrowed from the S-Class, expect the 2022 C-Class to feature an interior layout very similar to that of its elder sibling. As for the new C63 AMG, there are some rumours that it will also be the first AMG model to get the brand's all-new e-turbo. This news is yet to be confirmed though.
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