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Aston Martin Not Worried About Mercedes’ V8 Shortage

Mercedes-Benz is apparently having supply chain problems that have resulted in the shortage of V8 engines for its luxury and sports vehicles. Despite the setback, the company still has other power units that should keep its other models going. However, there are concerns about other automakers that rely on the three-pointed star marque’s engines particularly Aston Martin. At present, the Vantage, DB11 and DBX models of the British brand all use 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engines sourced from the German automaker. The same M177 power unit is in short supply right now, which supposedly led Mercedes to suspend the production of the GLE 580, GLS 580, and G550 Benz models; the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes May Equip the X-Class Pickup with a V8 Engine

Mercedes-Benz revealed that the X-Class pickup may be offered with a V8 engine. However, it only comes under a certain condition. For now, the most potent trim of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup is the X350d 4MATIC. The model comes with 255 hp and 550 Nm of torque. That could change though if the German automaker will equip the vehicle with a V8 engine. Frank Schumacher, the person in charge of the Mercedes X-Class development, recently sat down for an interview with Australia’s Drive to discuss the subject. According to the Mercedes exec, they will only offer a V8 version of the X-Class if there is enough demand from customers for the… Continue Reading »

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Video Highlights New Twin-Turbo 4.0-liter V8 Engine Of Mercedes-AMG

The twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine was introduced with the release of the Mercedes-AMG GT and GT S into the market. It was designed to serve as the replacement for the 5.5-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine and was initially used on the AMG GT and C63. Mercedes-AMG released a promotional video providing information about the new engine, as shown on a report from worldcarfans.com The video provides an overview on the evaluation of the high-performance engine. Thomas Ramsteiner, Mercedes-AMG Manager for Development V8 Engines, and Jochen Schmid, Mercedes-AMG Manager for Mechanical Engine Development and Design, were featured on the video. It shows how the high-performance engine was evaluated to ensure it is… Continue Reading »

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Weistec Mercedes C63 AMG Sets Off Car and Store Alarms

I was browsing in YouTube for some cool car videos recently when I came across one, which was uploaded by a user called TheTFJJ, about a really noisy Weistec Mercedes C63 AMG. The car was producing so much engine noise that it set off the alarm of nearby cars and stores around Sloane Street. Also seen in the video was an Audi R8 trying to compete with the monstrous sound produced by the decatted C63 AMG. However, it should be noted that the Mercedes really stood out in the contest between the two cars. There was a mixed reaction from the bystanders. Some sounded impressed while others were clearly annoyed with the ruckus… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes G-Class Modified by German Special Customs

German Special Customs unveiled its tuned up Mercedes G-Class last week. The iconic G-Class was fitted by the aftermarket firm with a couple of styling upgrades to make its visuals more striking. While most tuners nowadays are more focused on the latest models of the range such as the G63 AMG, German Special Customs turned away from the norm and got their hands on an older diesel version of the vehicle instead, which is the G400 CDI. According to autoevolution, the decision for the tuner to go for an older model is to take advantage of the V8 aura that is now lacking with the latest-generation of the G-Class diesel variant, namely the G350 BlueTEC. The… Continue Reading »

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Mcchip-DKR Gives Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe 350 A V8 AMG Engine

The latest models of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe are based on the platform used on the C-Class, which is not quite appealing to many potential customers. The E-Class Cabriolet and Coupe were never given an AMG version by the luxury vehicle manufacturer. But, the German company indicated that it intends to offer such a model in the next generation of the E-Class, which may have provided an inspiration to an owner of a Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe 350 CGI V6. The owner asked the professionals from Mcchip-DKR to swap the stock engine of his luxury vehicle, as indicated on a report from autoevolution.com. The feat performed by the German company is… Continue Reading »

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