Mercedes-AMG can now focus its efforts on creating yet another new vehicle, the CLE 63 S, as the development of the brand-new C 63 S E Performance is now complete. Sales of sedans may be declining, but the situation for coupes and convertibles is far worse. Because of this, the majority of automakers have either reduced or eliminated their two-door automobile lineup.
Mercedes-Benz, which has recently had one of the most varied lineups of coupes and convertibles, is also in the process of refining its selection of sporty vehicles. The SLK-Class, S-Class Coupe, S-Class Cabriolet, and AMG GT Roadster have all already been discontinued.
Next, we anticipate that a single model known as the CLE-Class will gradually replace the coupe and detachable variations of the C-Class and E-Class. We’ve already seen coupe and convertible prototypes of this probable CLE-Class as well as a prototype for what is most likely a CLE 53 Cabriolet from Mercedes-Benz AMG. We now have spy photos of what appears to be an AMG CLE 63.
Large air vents up front, square-shaped exhaust tips, and enormous tires and brakes all indicate that this particular prototype is an elite AMG. On the CLE 53 prototype, there were round tips.
The 2024 C 63 S E Performance sedan’s plug-in hybrid engine, which is based on a turbo-4, should be installed under the hood.
The engine utilized in the current generation of tiny AMG vehicles has been upgraded to the 2.0-liter turbo-4. The engine’s output is increased to 469 horsepower as a result of the adoption of an electronic turbocharger. Then, to provide power for auxiliary features and act as a starter motor, the engine is coupled with an electric motor in a mild hybrid design.
In addition to all of this, a significantly more potent motor (up to 201 horsepower) is located at the back axle, bringing the total output to a maximum of 671 hp. This back motor has a separate 2-speed transmission attached to it. A 6.1 kWh battery guarantees a limited electric range. The 2023 GT 63 S E Performance 4-Door Coupe has a similar configuration, but a V-8 engine.
You can expect the C 63 S E Performance to go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds. The maximum speed is regulated at 174 mph. The CLE will likely perform similarly with this powerplant. Late this year or early next year is when the standard CLE-Class is anticipated to make its debut. The AMG versions should lag the standard model by between six and twelve months.
The Pan-American grille in front and the squared-off quad exhaust tips at the back make it simple to identify this specific prototype as an AMG vehicle at the top of the range. Smaller features are still concealed by the camouflage wrap, and thicker covers upfront hides the intricacies of the lower fascia, but the new coupe’s svelte lines are undeniable. When everything works out, it’s safe to assume styling characteristics reminiscent to the C63 sedan.