Mercedes-AMG is preparing a next-generation C-class AMG model. The vehicle caught this time is a next-generation C53 model that will replace the current C43, which increases the output compared to the existing 43 engines, and shows higher efficiency and output than before with the combination of an internal combustion engine engine and a 48V mild hybrid system such as E53 AMG and CLS53 AMG. do.
The prototype vehicle captured in the spy shot has a camouflage membrane, making it difficult to grasp detailed exterior design elements. Taking the design information of the next-generation C-class known so far, the next-generation C-class is expected to have an exterior family look that resembles the E-class and the next-generation S-class, which had recently been facelifted, and a large infotainment display will be applied to the interior. In the case of the C53 AMG model, AMG’s typical vertical Panamericnana grille and aggressive design AMG bumpers are expected to be applied.
The next generation to be in the middle of the 43 AMG and 63 AMG The C53 AMG is expected to use the same four-cylinder 2.0L turbo engine as the A45 AMG through engine downsizing. The 2.0L turbo engine on the A45 AMG delivers a maximum output of 387 hp and a maximum torque of 48.9 kg.m, while the more powerful S version produces 421 hp and 51 kg.m of torque. C53 AMG’s 48V mild hybrid technology applied to the 2.0L engine increases power and efficiency. Additional output can be created by adding an EQ boost function.
48V mild hybrid system to be applied The C53 AMG’s competition car The BMW M340i and Audi S4 will be mentioned. The next-generation C-class, which will evolve to the 5th generation, is expected to be applied with eco-friendly powertrains such as 48V mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) to all lineups by applying a new MRA platform. The new C-Class will be released as early as later this year and will be delivered to customers in 2021.