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Old 20th May 2004, 05:30   #1
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Mercedes R Class AMG for 2005

2005 Mercedes R Class AMG artist rendering.

With the introduction of the 2005 R Class at Detroit 2005, Mercedes hopes to introduce an AMG version in the following months either at Geneva or Frankfurt. A good bet is for Geneva since Mercedes will be introducing their next generation S Class at Frankfurt. Two AMG versions are being considered, the R 55 AMG with 370hp and an R 63 AMG with around 500hp. Both versions will have their top speed limited to 250km/h. A rumored 6.5L V12 with limited production is feasible if enough interest is generated. To harness the power from the AMG engines, the 7G TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission will be used to provide smooth yet responsive acceleration. Both the short wheelbase and long wheelbase versions will be produced in AMG form. Based off the M class structure, the R Class will benefit from an electronically controlled 4-wheel drivetrain that will allow it to put down the power to the wheels.

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Apparently, whenever automakers are going to make new models, either now or in the near future, they have to make sure to register the official names of the models, regardless of whether they will be regular production or special order cars.
According to the info, Benz has already designated model names for upcoming models ..... very exciting ...
some examples are : CLS 55, CLS 63 AMG, CLS 65 AMG, C 63 AMG, C 65 AMG, E 65 AMG, G 65 AMG, ML 65 AMG, SLK 65 AMG, CLK 65 AMG, R 65 AMG (I guess this will be bad-### version of the new upcoming GST class ... with 65's twin-turbo V-12), R 68 (wonder what this will be?), GL-Class, GL 400, GL 63, GL 320, GL 350, GL 550, GL 55 (I guess the GL's will be a very long-wheelbase version of the all-new upcoming G Class??), etc.. So I guess we know now Benz has big plans for the 65 engines to say the least

Now, BMW has registered some very interesting model designations also, such as a 425, 430, 435, 560i, 650Ci, & 660Ci model designations. I'm assuming the 650Ci will be having what I heard about bimmer upgrading their 745 engines to atleast 4.8 liters for 2005 or '06 models, which I guess then they could rename the 750Li, and then offer the same engine for the 5 & 6 series cars, thereby labeling them the 550i and 650Ci. And as for a 560i and 660Ci, maybe these will be made to compete with the MB CLS 63 and CL 600, respectively.

All this, sounds pretty interesting at least ....
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hey u thats Re-post lol!! I posted that earlier not the R class but the Names registered,
BTW do u post at GCC?? whats ur handle?

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Quote[/b] ]BTW do u post at GCC??
Never heard, I got it from : http://www.auto-report.net/
Which I got from surfing on GermanCarFans.com !
BTW! What is GCC ?
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The forums on Germancarfans.com
One very nice international forum,
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Okay, thats where I got it from..
The URL that is.. But I aint no member there..



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