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|21st January 2015, 09:53||#1|
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AMG to phase out 5.5-litre V8 engine in 2016
The era of downsizing is upon us and the much to the dismay of many petrol-heads, AMG will be phasing out its 5.5-litre V8 motor. As expected, the engine will be replaced by Affalterbach's new 4.0-litre turbo-charged V8 that debuted with the Mercedes-AMG GT.
According to the report by Autocar, AMG will phase out the 5.5-litre V8 in 2016, to make way for the more efficient 4.0-litre. The M157 engine is currently used on several AMGs including the all new GLE63 S Coupe SUV. The motor was introduced only in 2011, as a replacement for the M156 6.3-litre V8. However, the 4.0-litre V8 will eventually become AMG's mainstay.
The final car to get the 5.5-litre V8, will be the S-Class Coupe which is expected to make its debut in 2016.
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Re: AMG to phase out 5.5-litre V8 engine in 2016
Oh! Disappointing news but it was bound to come happen.
Considering that the 2014 was the last year for the biturbo 4.7l V8 in the E-Class E550 (which was itself downsized from the NA 5.5l V8), now replaced by the E400 biturbo 3l V6.
I'm hoping they'll retain it for a special (Black?) edition of the E63 though.
Or better yet ... bring back the V12!
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