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2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance Borrows F1 Tech for the Road

It uses both a high-capacity, high-discharge battery as well as an electric exhaust gas turbocharger.

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Cars are Andrew's jam, as is strawberry. After spending years as a regular ol' car fanatic, he started working his way through the echelons of the automotive industry, starting out as social-media director of a small European-focused garage outside of Chicago. From there, he moved to the editorial side, penning several written features in Total 911 Magazine before becoming a full-time auto writer, first for a local Chicago outlet and then for CNET Cars.
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The most notable change in the 2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance, which is quite the mouthful of a name, is the elimination of its V8 powerplant.

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In its place is a 2.0-liter inline-4 with an electric turbocharger, which mates to a two-speed electric motor on the rear axle, generating a net 680 horsepower and 752 pound-feet of torque, a massive power bump over the outgoing model's 500-ish hp.

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There's enough motive force and grip here to reach 62 mph in just 3.4 seconds.

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The I4 under the hood is no slouch, producing a prodigious 476 hp and 402 lb.-ft. on its own, making it the most powerful I4 in the world.

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Its electric exhaust gas turbocharger is similar to what we've already experienced in the AMG C43, but the C63's snail is a bit larger than that one.     

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The other 204 hp comes from the electric motor at the rear axle, with its 6.1-kilowatt-hour battery nestled just above it. 

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Since the battery is engineered for delivering gobs of power, the C63's range is a little meager at just 8 miles between charges. 

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But it's a properly high-tech battery, with much of its development borrowed from the hybrid wizards who run the Formula 1 team.

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It will accept some impressive regeneration, taking up to 100kW of power under heavy braking.

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Keep scrolling to check out even more pictures of the 2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance.

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