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When Mercedes-AMG put its venerable V8 engine out to pasture, turning to complicated versions of four- and six-cylinder engines for its latest C63 and E63 sedans instead, fans of the German performance division did not approve. The answer to this problem? The V8 itself, but with some added hybrid boost to satisfy increasingly strict emissions standards. Archrival BMW is already working on a hybrid V8 for its next M5, and the result will make way over 700 horsepower. We expect no less from Mercedes-AMG.




Two separate sources from inside the company told Car and Driver that AMG plans to please its fanbase with none other than the return of its M177 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. It won't be exactly the same as the one found in previous C63 and E63 models, as impending Euro 7 emissions standards are forcing the brand to add a hybrid system. Luckily, that means more power and better efficiency, but it'll also add some heft, and Car and Driver gets it from the project's senior engineers that the battery, electric motor, and other added bits will require some "minor bodywork changes."


Interestingly enough, a similar application of AMG's V8 is already being used in the latest AMG GT63 S E Performance and AMG S63 E Performance models. The existing C63 and E63 models with their smaller hybrid engines have already adopted the 'E Performance' moniker with an S prefix, so it remains to be seen what the more powerful V8 versions will be called. Mercedes-AMG C63 S V8 E Performance, anyone?




According to Car and Driver, the new hybrid V8 for the C63 and E63 won't be ready until 2026, which means we'll have to make do with the respective turbo-four and inline-six powertrains until then. Company insiders also indicate that the current C-Class and E-Class models will be good until at least 2028, which means we'll be seeing glorious V8 engines from AMG beyond the decade's end.


Are you excited to see Mercedes bring back its V8?

Image Credits: Mercedes-AMG
Performance
Aug 4, 2023
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Mercedes-AMG Might Not Be Done With Its V8 Engines After All

The Mercedes-AMG C63 and E63 sedans could regain their V8s by 2026.

When Mercedes-AMG put its venerable V8 engine out to pasture, turning to complicated versions of four- and six-cylinder engines for its latest C63 and E63 sedans instead, fans of the German performance division did not approve. The answer to this problem? The V8 itself, but with some added hybrid boost to satisfy increasingly strict emissions standards. Archrival BMW is already working on a hybrid V8 for its next M5, and the result will make way over 700 horsepower. We expect no less from Mercedes-AMG.




Two separate sources from inside the company told Car and Driver that AMG plans to please its fanbase with none other than the return of its M177 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. It won't be exactly the same as the one found in previous C63 and E63 models, as impending Euro 7 emissions standards are forcing the brand to add a hybrid system. Luckily, that means more power and better efficiency, but it'll also add some heft, and Car and Driver gets it from the project's senior engineers that the battery, electric motor, and other added bits will require some "minor bodywork changes."


Interestingly enough, a similar application of AMG's V8 is already being used in the latest AMG GT63 S E Performance and AMG S63 E Performance models. The existing C63 and E63 models with their smaller hybrid engines have already adopted the 'E Performance' moniker with an S prefix, so it remains to be seen what the more powerful V8 versions will be called. Mercedes-AMG C63 S V8 E Performance, anyone?




According to Car and Driver, the new hybrid V8 for the C63 and E63 won't be ready until 2026, which means we'll have to make do with the respective turbo-four and inline-six powertrains until then. Company insiders also indicate that the current C-Class and E-Class models will be good until at least 2028, which means we'll be seeing glorious V8 engines from AMG beyond the decade's end.


Are you excited to see Mercedes bring back its V8?

Image Credits: Mercedes-AMG

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