After starting the 2022 C-Class sedan and station wagon, Mercedes-Benz immediately confirmed that the offer would give up the V8 engines in favor of a powerful 2.0-liter turbo four-pot. Despite the downgrade, new espionage recordings confirm that a Mercedes-AMG C63 is still in the works.
The spy photos of Motor1 show what a station wagon version of the C-Class looks like that drives along the road near the Nürburgring. It may be in full zebra camouflage, but the profile of the car is all too similar to the standard C-Class Benz shown earlier this year.
The prototype has a striking Panamericana front grille with vertical slats, which is the hallmark of AMG vehicles. However, the wheels don’t seem to match. One pair has a black Y-spoke design, while the other pair has a silver double-spoke design.
There’s no definitive update on the mechanical configuration of the new AMG C63 yet, but reports have reported that its engine will be paired with an electric motor. The mild hybrid setup gives the car up to 550 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, which is 47 hp and 74 lb-ft more than the outgoing AMG C63 S. Even with the smaller engine, an electric motor can certainly be added that will Increase the weight of the next top-class, high-performance C-Class.
The new Mercedes-AMG C63 Wagon is expected to be presented before the end of the current year during or shortly after the debut of its sedan counterpart.