An autocar.co.uk report revealed that a new turbo-charged V8 engine may be being developed by AMG for the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. Unnamed sources have indicated that the naturally-aspirated 6.2-L V8 engine on the C-Class will be replaced with a turbo-charged 4.0-L V8 engine by AMG. The new V8 engine will feature a similar modular design that is used on the four-cylinder 2.0-L engine of the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG and the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG. The two engines will use similar bore spacing, individual cylinder displacement, and other specs. The modification will not reduce the power offered by the vehicle. The 4.0-L forced-induction engine will offer 450HP of power, although it will… Continue Reading »
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Where can you hear the best engine sounds? The racetrack of course. But what if you cannot go there? Then, just watch the video above and hear two mighty cars battle it out, as they roar and boast about the V8′s loudness. Which do you think is better? The Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 or Porsche 911?
No, the Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG will not have the rumored V6 engines. Mercedes-Benz have decided that they will continue with the 5.5L V8 engines which they based on the AMG M157 5.5L N8 biturbos that is found in the CL63, E63, CLS 63 and S63 models. The V8 engine, that’s made of aluminum is donned with the AMG Cylinder Management System that makes the vehicle’s fuel efficiency increase because it shuts off the 4-cylinders from 800 to 3,600rpm. The torque has also increased from 376lb ft to 398lb ft while the power has also risen by 60bhp over the outgoing SLK55AMG. All these while maintaining a low fuel economy of… Continue Reading »
Kicherer, the German auto tuner chose the 2011 Mercedes CLS 500 as their latest project and turned it into the CLS Edition Black. It was so named because of its exterior, with RS-1 wheels and lacked-out grilles all in black. The front grille and mirror casings also lived up to its name. Under the hood, the car is beautiful with Kicherer’s own V8 engine and some sports exhaust. The performance of the vehicle is at 690Nm and 470PS, a huge update from the performance of the base car at 600Nm and 408PS. The tuning company also installed their very own braking system, a 6 and 4 piston caliper in front… Continue Reading »