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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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1 week 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. Speaking to Autoblog, ...
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3 weeks ago

California’s First Autonomous Driving Permits Go to Audi, Mercedes, and—of Course—Google

Sep 23 2014 9:44pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Manufacturers looking to analyze robot cars on public roads in California must now register with the Department of Motor Vehicles, and Audi was the first in line to snatch the state’s newly available autonomous-car permits. The outfits holding second- and third-place tickets? Mercedes-Benz and Google. Don’t you wish your DMV line was so short? After becoming the third state to allow autonomous car testing on public roads in September 2012, California released its final autonomous-car regula ...
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3 weeks ago

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Gets Own Version Of PlugShare App

Sep 23 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Green Car Reports

Recargo announced today that it has developed a version of its PlugShare charging-station locator app for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive. The company partnered with Mercedes parent Daimler to develop the app, which will be integrated into the car's navigation system. This vehicle-sp ...
Source: Green Car Reports   Full article at: Green Car Reports
 

 
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4 weeks ago

CLA-Class Sales Come In At Double Mercedes-Benz’s Expectation

Sep 16 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Mercedes-Benz’s new CLA-Class is selling far better than the automaker had expected, according to Dieter Zetsche, the CEO of Mercedes' parent Daimler. The compact sedan, which is priced from $30,825, including destination, has proven so popular that tight supplies (in some cases just 10 days) are now caus ...
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4 weeks ago

2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-in Hybrid: First Look (15 Photos)

Sep 16 2014 10:50am CDT | Source: Cars.com

Competes with: Audi A8 TDI, BMW 7 Series ActiveHybrid, Lexus LS 600h Looks like: An S-Class with enough rear signage for Mercedes' lettering supplier to hire an extra shift Drivetrain: 436-hp (combined), turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 and electric motor with seven-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Spring 2015, California only Witness the reprisal of Mercedes-Benz's S-Class hybrid, this time in the form of a plug-in S55 ...
Source: Cars.com   Full article at: Cars.com
 

 
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4 weeks ago

Online Find of the Day: Lexus-engined Mercedes pickup is a vintage hybrid

Sep 16 2014 8:34am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Aftermarket, Car Buying, Classics, Truck, Auctions, Etc., Mercedes-Benz, Specialty You have to love someone who gets incredibly committed to a very weird idea. What you see for sale here is a right-hand drive 1971 Mercedes-Benz 220D in South Africa, but this old Mercedes is now converted into a pickup, complete with bed cover, and there's big secret under the hood, too. The pickup conversion appears well done based on seller Sedgefield Cl ...
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5 weeks ago

Finishing second not bad for Nico - Lauda

Sep 9 2014 5:34am CDT | Source: F1-Live.com

Mercedes chairman Niki Lauda says Nico Rosberg should not linger on his mistake at the Italian Grand Prix and should be content with second place at Mo ...
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6 weeks ago

Mercedes-Benz to build new ML coupe-crossover in Alabama in 2015

Sep 5 2014 3:34pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz will expand its factory in Tuscaloosa, AL, to build the ML Coupe, a new crossover that will join its lineup in 2015. Mercedes will also ramp up production to build facelifted versions of the M-Class and GL-Class SUVs, lifting the factory's total production capacity to about 300,000 units annually in 2015. It made 185,000 vehicles in 2013. In additi ...
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6 weeks ago

FP1 - Hamilton on top as Button splits Mercedes duo at Monza

Sep 5 2014 5:24am CDT | Source: Formula1.com

Lewis Hamilton made the perfect start to the Formula 1 Gran Premio d'Italia 2014 by going comfortably fastest in the opening practice session at Monza on Friday morning. McLaren's Jenson Button was second quickest, having topped the timesheet before Hamilton's late flyer, with Nico Rosberg in the sister Mercedes third. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, McLaren's Kev ...
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6 weeks ago

Saab Bankruptcy, 2015 Mercedes CLA, 2015 Dodge Viper SRT: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Sep 2 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Review When Mercedes added the CLA to its lineup last year, it brought two distinctions: It was (and still is) the smallest car in the Mercedes lineup, and it was the first front-wheel-drive model the brand has sold in the U.S. The CLA is priced, styled, and engineered to grab eyeballs and ...
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