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Old 3rd April 2024, 11:09   #16
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Re: Iconic Mercedes AMG-GT now available with 2.0L 4-cylinder engine | Sacrilege?

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I mean, 0-100 in 4.6 seconds is still jaw-droppingly fast.
Yet, a humble BMW M340i is faster with a time of 4.4 seconds.

Regardless, acceleration isn't everything.

- A puny 2.0L 4-cylinder will never sound anywhere as good as the 8-cylinder.

- A 4-cylinder will lack the creamy nature & refinement of an 8-cylinder.

Both the above points are very important parts of the satisfaction you get from sports cars (or expensive cars in general). It's why an S-Class with a 4-banger has always been frowned upon.

Not to forget, a hyperworked 2.0L will always be more stressed at 120 kmph than a big 8-cylinder.
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Re: Iconic Mercedes AMG-GT now available with 2.0L 4-cylinder engine | Sacrilege?

Downsizing appears to be the prevailing market trend now, exemplified by various models:

1. Porsche 718 Cayman/Boxster equipped with 2.0 Turbocharged engines.
2. LR Defender featuring a 2.0 Turbocharged engine.
3. Mercedes C43/GLC 43 Facelift/A45s/AMG GT boasting 2.0 I4 mills. Additionally, it's worth noting the regular C-Class's disappointing 1.5-liter engine.
4. Lastly, the 148hp 1.5-liter BMW X1, a far cry from the "sheer driving pleasure" tagline.

While performance metrics like acceleration figures, lap times, and electronic aids are often viewed as marketing gimmicks, they may not always reflect real-world usage. Enthusiasts purchasing track-focused machines like the AMG GT are likely less concerned about fuel efficiency.

Despite these advancements, the efficiency of these tuned 2.0 Turbo I4s, generating around 300-400hp, remains questionable. Real-world observations indicate the Defender at around 6 kmpl, Boxster at 4-6 kmpl, and the C43 at a similar 5 kmpl.

Ultimately, regardless of the arguments put forth by stakeholders in the automotive industry, many still maintain that there's no replacement for displacement, a sentiment likely to persist.
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