Mercedes-Benz’s new V6, V8 to post big gains in fuel-economy and power New Fuel-Efficient V6, V8 Engines

Mercedes-Benz 4.7L Twin-Turbo V8

Mercedes has announced today that its two upcoming engines – the 4.7L twin-turbo V8 and 3.5L V6 – will show jumps in fuel-economy comparable to gas-electric hybrids. Even with the 22% and 24% increases in economy, the engines are expected to deliver significantly more power.

The direct-injected twin-turbo V8 is set to put out 435 horses and 516 lb-ft of torque and is going to appear first in the CL-Class coupe and S-Class sedans coming out this fall.

The V6 is totally redesigned, with a tighter angle; 90 degrees down to 60. 306 horses and 273 lb-ft are expected to be put out by the naturally aspirated engine. There is still no official word yet regarding which model the engine will debut on.

– By: Stephen Calogera

Source: Inside Line