The Mercedes AMG EV concept could have an autonomous drift mode in addition to the other features the company has been testing. Both technical and mechanical features are being tested where the Mercedes Vision AMG electric concept could pave the way to its electric future.
In addition, Jörg Bartels, head of Mercedes global vehicle development, said the possibility of introducing an autonomous drift mode is quite strong. “An automatic drift mode? Yes, of couse. We could do that because we always know what situation the car is in. We have sensors for everything, so we know that. You have to have a lot of space for something like that, and the only thing is that besides torque vectoring you have to be wired because you might have to take the steering off [from the driver]’ Bartels was quoted as saying.
In early 2021, Mercedes-Benz became the world’s first automotive company to receive approval for its Level 3 autonomous driving technology from UN-R157, a United Nations regulatory body that sets the standard for Level 3 autonomous driving technology in vehicles. With careful planning, these performance-oriented AMG models may soon also offer autonomous drift mode features that take the notch to another level.
THE C63 E performance sedan was the long-awaited Mercedes-AMG with a hybrid powertrain that was recently unveiled. Inspired by Formula 1, this Mercedes-AMG C63 E Performance Sedan marks the end of the V8 engine era. Under the hood of the performance car is a powerful 4.0-liter twin-turbo eight-cylinder engine equipped with an electrically charged turbocharger and an electric motor. The powertrain is capable of producing 680 hp and around 1,020 Nm of torque.
According to Mercedes, the new 2.0-liter engine in the 2024 AMG C63 S is the most powerful four-cylinder engine in the world. Alone, this turbo engine can deliver 469 hp. However, the rear-axle-mounted 201-hp electric motor brings the total system output of this performance sedan to 671 hp and 752 lb-ft of torque. Those numbers are a significant increase over the previous generation 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the new C63 can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.3 seconds.
With this new generation comes a redesign for the exterior of the C63. The overall styling borrows from the standard C-Class, but this performance sedan has a wider front track and is 3.3 inches longer. The wheelbase has also grown by 0.4 inches. It comes standard with a hood scoop that allows hot air to escape from the engine compartment, side skirts and 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels. Larger 20-inch rims in a forged design are also available as an option.