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Twin turbo 5.5-liter V8 used in S63 AMG To Be Discontinued

Twin turbo 5.5-liter V8 used in S63 AMG To Be Discontinued

Sep 19 2013, 1:00pm CDT | by

hybridized 4.0 L V8 rumored to replace twin turbo mill

Mercedes-Benz has been using a twin Turbo 5.5-liter V8 under the hood of some of its AMG modified vehicles for a while now. A rumor is circulating that Mercedes may be getting ready to discontinue...

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Twin turbo 5.5-liter V8 used in S63 AMG To Be Discontinued

Sep 19 2013, 1:00pm CDT | by

hybridized 4.0 L V8 rumored to replace twin turbo mill

Mercedes-Benz has been using a twin Turbo 5.5-liter V8 under the hood of some of its AMG modified vehicles for a while now. A rumor is circulating that Mercedes may be getting ready to discontinue that twin Turbo 5.5-liter V8. The reason according to the rumor is because there is no way to get additional power out of that engine.

The engine currently produces 585 BHP and 664 pound-foot of torque as fitted in the 2014 S63 AMG. AMG chief Tobias Moers said that the engine can't produce any more power without an impact on its reliability.

Speculation is that the 5.5 twin turbo V8 could be replaced by a 4.0-liter hybridized V-8 engine. This engine will be used in the new C-Class . That engine is also tipped for use in other future Mercedes vehicles.

 
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Mercedes hopes Tesla technology in electric B-Class will help hatch beat BMW i3

Nov 3 2014 7:33am CST | Source: Driving Canada

Mercedes-Benz’s first mainstream electric car has Tesla technology under the hood, though it’s not flaunting it. Unlike BMW, which wrapped its competing emission-free model in futuristic carbon fiber, Mercedes unit put an electric motor and battery inside its existing van-like B-Class hatchback. The only clues that it’s electric are a couple of small decals and the blue trim on the mirrors and front grille. Teaming up with Tesla i ...
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3 weeks ago

Mercedes, VW to put brakes on Google's in-car data inroads

Oct 31 2014 4:43am CDT | Source: Automotive News

VW Group and Mercedes called on fellow automakers to establish separate platforms for data on vehicle use to avoid handing over sensitive customer information to Goog ...
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4 weeks ago

Motorsports: Audi rumored to ditch Le Mans, DTM for F1

Oct 26 2014 2:31pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, Audi If you've been scratching your head wondering how - between Audi and Porsche - the Volkswagen Group could possibly support two rival top-tier LMP1 programs at Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship, but stay out of Formula One entirely, you're not alone. In fact, Porsche was said to have been eying an F1 entry if Audi had internally blocked aspirations to return to Le Mans. But accordi ...
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5 weeks ago

Latest Mercedes-based Dartz comes with armor plating, available retina scanner

Oct 17 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Aftermarket, SUV, Mercedes-Benz, Specialty, Design/Style The folks at the Russian company Dartz take tuning Mercedes-Benz models to extremes most people would consider impossible. Two of their recent creations include an armored G63 AMG 6x6 in pink camouflage and another one with a portable smoking room. Now, it's giving the GL-Class some attention, and the result is a dream for those extremely paranoid about their safet ...
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6 weeks ago

2015 Mercedes C-Class recalled over steering issue

Oct 12 2014 10:15am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Sedan, Recalls, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury This probably isn't the start Mercedes-Benz execs in Stuttgart were hoping for with the launch of the critically praised 2015 C-Class. The company is recalling 10,500 examples of the US-market sedan because the steering wheels squeak and won't turn, The Detroit News reports. Mercedes is blaming the problem on a production issue affecting the steering coupling interlock, according to the report. S ...
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