Mercedes-Benz currently boasts a range of V6 engines in its line-up, however according to AutoCar this could soon change. The German automaker is allegedly making a move back to the inline six-cylinder engine setup.
The inline six-cylinder engines are expected to make a return in 2016, in the next-generation E-Class. In 2017, the C-Class will receive the updated engines in a mid-cycle refresh.
Following the re-introduction of the inline six range will be the introduction of inline three- and four-cylinder engines. These units will be aimed at maximising fuel consumption whilst maintain suitable performance standards–especially through the use of turbochargers.
While the re-introduction of the inline engine range is interesting, further news from Mercedes-Benz is that the company will drop the current 6.2-litre V8 unit found in current C-Class AMG models for a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The 4.0-litre V8 will be connected to a seven-speed AMG Speedshift gearbox that uses an all-wheel-drive setup.
Pictured above is the C-Class AMG’s 6.2-litre V8 engine.