Mercedes-AMG is employing Formula One tech for the road with its new C 63 S E-Performance super saloon. The firm has turned to plug-in hybrid power inspired by the pinnacle of motorsport to deliver a huge 671bhp output from its new engine and electric motor combination, pushing the C 63 S ahead of rival super saloons, including the non-hybrid BMW M3 and Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.

That huge output comes courtesy of the most powerful four-cylinder production engine ever built, Mercedes claims. The longitudinally mounted 2.0-litre turbocharged unit features an electric exhaust gas turbocharger just like in F1 to deliver a 469bhp hit, with a relatively compact 6.1kWh battery - weighing just 89kg and mounted beneath the boot - feeding an electric motor on the rear axle that serves up 201bhp.

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Mercedes AMG C63 S E-Performance Plug-In Hybrid To Take On BMW's M3 With 671HP

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