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

hybridized 4.0 L V8 rumored to replace twin turbo mill

Sep 19 2013, 1:00pm CDT | by

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

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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