The new four-cylinder Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance has been priced for Australia, and rings up at $187,900 before on-road costs.

    That’s $19,724 more expensive than the old V8-powered C63 sedan.

    Orders open today for the new C63, with customer deliveries to begin in January. It had originally been sent to arrive earlier this year.

    Despite swapping a twin-turbo V8 for a turbocharged four-cylinder plug-in hybrid powertrain, power is up by 125kW and torque by 420Nm.

    Mercedes-AMG says the new sports sedan uses technology transferred directly from Formula 1, and boasts 50:50 weight distribution.

    It rides on steel-spring suspension with adaptive damping, and for the first time in a C63 features rear-axle steering and a Drift Mode.

    You can read more about the C63’s mechanicals in our deep dive on the powertrain and on the battery. We’ve also published our launch review of the C63.


    • 2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance: $187,900

    Price excludes on-road costs.


    The C63 S E Performance mates a 350kW/545Nm turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with a rear-mounted 150kW/320Nm permanently excited synchronous electric motor and a 6.1kWh lithium-ion battery.

    Total system outputs are 500kW of power and 1020Nm of torque.

    There’s a nine-speed multi-clutch automatic transmission and a two-speed transmission and LSD unit, and drive is sent to all four wheels.

    Mercedes-AMG claims a 0-100km/h time of 3.4 seconds.


    Mercedes-AMG claims the C63 can run on pure electric power for up to 15km.

    Local ADR combined cycle fuel economy figures aren’t available, but it uses a claimed 6.9L/100km on the WLTP cycle.

    The battery can be charged using the 3.7kW onboard AC charger.


    The C63 S E Performance measures 4842mm long, 2033mm wide (including the mirrors), 1458mm tall and rides a 2875mm wheelbase.

    Kerb weight is 2165kg – around 400kg more than its predecessor. The battery weighs 89kg.

    It has 280L of boot space.

    Servicing and Warranty

    Mercedes-Benz backs its cars with a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    Service pricing isn’t yet available for the C63.


    The Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance doesn’t yet have an ANCAP rating.

    Standard safety equipment includes:

    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
    • Autonomous emergency braking
      • Pedestrian/cyclist detection
      • Junction assist
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Traffic sign recognition
    • Safe exit warning
    • Surround-view camera
    • 10 airbags

    Standard Equipment

    The 2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance comes standard with the following equipment:

    • Rear-axle steering
    • Drift Mode
    • AMG high-performance composite brake system
      • 6-piston fixed front calipers
      • 1-piston floating rear calipers
    • Digital Light headlights with adaptive high-beam
    • 11.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
    • Satellite navigation
    • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Head-up display
    • Burmester 3D surround sound system
    • Power-adjustable front AMG sport seats
    • Heated front seats
    • Ambient lighting
    • Wireless phone charger
    • Satellite navigation with augmented reality
    • AMG Track Pace package
    • Semi-automatic parking assist

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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