Report: Mercedes-Benz AMG to phase out current 5.5L twin-turbo V8

Mercedes-Benz AMG has been using their current M157 5.5L twin-turbocharged V8 since 2010 after replacing the previous 6.2L naturally-aspirated M156 V8 found in pretty much ever “63” AMG Mercedes-Benz. Now, a report from CarSales.com.au claims that Mercedes-Benz is on the path to phasing out this engine for an all-new motor for the AMG V8 cars.

According to the report, the current M157 5.5L twin-turbocharged V8 is at the brink of its power limits at the current powerratings. That said, a new engine could be seen in the future renditions of the forthcoming S-Class sedan and coupe “63” AMG models.

An all-new 4.0L AMG V8 is also said to be in the works for smaller applications like the next-generation C-Class and Mercedes’ rumored baby-SLS, Porsche 911 fighter. Additionally, AMG’s Tobias Moers has mentioned that hybrids and other forms of electric propulsion are certainly in AMG’s future, it’s just a case of when.

Source: CarSales.com.au

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