So far, we still don’t know for sure the name of this new model, but it is certain that the V6 engine is not used anymore.
Some people think it will be associated with the C43 badge or that it will be linked to the 53 monikers used by the E53. Plot twist – Auto Bild argues the name will be C45. All these predictions still seem to be one big question.
While the name of this new sports sedan remains a secret, it will be equipped with quad round exhaust tips whereas the full-blown C63 will retain the more angular finishers. Other noticeable differences between the two AMGs are the smaller wheels and less aggressive air intakes of the C45, which also doesn’t seem to be as glued to the road as the C63. A closer look reveals the front air vents appear to be fake whereas those of the C63 are functional.
The new C45 will be designed with a four-cylinder engine. This is exactly the same as all the other C-Class models – including the C63. It too will source the turbocharged 2.0-liter unit from the 45 cars, but without the rear-mounted electric motor reserved for the C63. It’s unclear whether the combustion engine will benefit from the electric turbocharger originally developed for the AMG One hypercar or if the tech will be limited to the C63.
Speaking of the engine, the M139 with its e-turbo will produce 442 horsepower (330 kilowatts), which is already a lot more than the 385 hp (287 kW) delivered by the twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 of the outgoing C43. Both flavors of the AMG are expected to come in a more practical wagon body style as well, while the coupe and convertibles are likely going to be merged with the two-door E-Class models to create the CLE, supposedly with performance derivatives in tow.
The C45 in sedan is expected to unveil before the year’s end or early 2022, with the C63 in the same body styles to follow at a later date.
Source: Motor1, motorauthority