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AMG’s Grand V8 Comeback: A Roaring Revival for Mercedes’ C and E-Class!

Oh, Mercedes, you cheeky speedsters! Just when we thought you were downsizing faster than a squirrel on an espresso binge, you decide to bring the V8 back to the C and E-Class AMG models. It’s like a gearhead’s fairy tale come true – a hybridized turbo-four here, an inline-six plug-in-hybrid there, and suddenly, V8s are back in style!

The Ballad of the AMG C63: From V8 Thunder to Turbo-Four Whispers

Remember the mighty AMG C63, famous for its thunderous V8? Well, it went on a bit of a diet and swapped its growling V8 for a hybridized turbo-four engine. The upcoming E63, meanwhile, is trading its V8 for an inline-six plug-in-hybrid setup. You could say they’re getting in touch with their eco-conscious side, but enthusiasts were far from thrilled.

Some were worried these downsized powertrains might not have the muscle to compete with the likes of the BMW M3, which boasts a twin-turbo inline-six, or the rumored future BMW M5 with a hybrid twin-turbo V-8.

AMG Fanatics’ Cry for More V8 Power

AMG enthusiasts, mourning the loss of their beloved V8 growls, were looking for a lifeline. Meanwhile, in the corner of the Audi garage, RS5 and RS7 adopted V-6 hybrid engines. But what about Mercedes? Well, it seems like their prayers have been answered, thanks to some sneaky sources.

According to two trustworthy rumor-mongers reported by Car and Driver, the M177 4.0-liter V-8 engine is set to make a glorious comeback in the C and E-Class AMG models by 2026. They say it’s been hitting the gym to meet the EU7 emissions standards, and it’s ready to roar again. This potent engine has already been showing off its hybrid prowess in the AMG GT63 S E Performance and AMG S63.

The Revival: V8s in C and E-Class AMGs

Now, here’s where the plot thickens, my fellow speed freaks. Luckily for fans, squeezing that twin-turbo powerhouse, PHEV battery, electric motor, and all the cool gadgetry into the C and E-Class appears to be a doable feat. We’re talking minor bodywork adjustments here, people.

And, as if that wasn’t enough good news, these models are being evaluated for a life-cycle extension that could carry them well into the next decade. The eagerly anticipated 2024 Mercedes AMG S 63 E Performance is another step in the evolving landscape of high-performance luxury vehicles.

Mercedes’ Downsizing Plans: A Smokescreen?

So, what about Mercedes’ grand plan of downsizing ahead of European electrification mandates? It seems like they’ve pulled a fast one on us, folks. The return of the V8 to the C and E-Class AMGs is a plot twist worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster. Is it a smart move? Well, we’ll let you decide, but for now, we’re just excited to hear those V8 roars echo through the streets once more.

Stay tuned, speed demons, for the grand V8 revival is upon us, and Mercedes is here to make us smile with every rev of that glorious engine.

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