AMG replaces V-power engines with Turbo-power engines

AMG Engine

AMG can’t focus on horsepower figures anymore, since no-one is immune to the fuel economy standards being set over the world.

Over the next few years we will see diesels taking over, engine sizes downsizing and hybrid engines taking over.

According to the reports, AMG will replace its still very new 6.2L V8 and its 5.5L V12 twin-turbo engines with a brand new 5.0L V8 twin-turbo motor.

There will be different versions of the force-induced engine. The base version will be 570hp and 665lb-ft of torque, this will replace the 6.2L V8 and the 700hp/885lb-ft version will replace the 612hp V12. There will be a hybrid version named ‘BluePower’ as well. There will also be a electrically operated direct-drive gearbox that will provide better shifting.

One of the last cars to feature the 6.2L engine will be the upcoming SLC in 2010.

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