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Old 21st January 2015, 09:53   #1
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Default 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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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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