Mercedes-Benz are planning to phase out their V12 Engine

Pricing | Dean | December 3, 2008 at 15:30
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Mercedes-Benz are planning to phase out their V12 engines. Autobild are reporting that the M295 engine, yeah, that’s the V12 one, will be replaced by a new twin-turbo V8 engine. The V12 bad-boy will be replaced by a new twin-turbo V8 engine. The M295 was originally a replacement for the most powerful and acclaimed Merc engines, the M275.

Turbocharged engines seem to be the way, as the regulations for emissions and fuel-consumption are getting a lot more strict. There will be different power levels on the new V8 twin-turbo Merc engine. 

There will also be a few engines from the A and B-Class models that will move into the C-Class range, similar to BMW’s plans to bring four-cylinder engines to their 3-Series.

- Source: BMWBlog -

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