It’s official: the new Mercedes-Benz 63 AMG will get the engine from the AMG GT supercar, and develop 510bhp. Woohoo!
In a statement confirming what many of us kind of expected, AMG boss Tobias Moers said the new car would again use a V8, and it’s all thanks to AMG’s hardcore base.
"It goes without saying that the successor to the current C63 AMG will again be powered by an eight-cylinder engine," Moers said. "We owe that to our loyal fans, plain and simple." Good.
So, it’s a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 unit, developing that headline 510bhp and a whopping 516lb ft of torque, based on the same engine used in the upcoming AMG GT S supercar. Which means it’ll use the same turbo arrangement, where the turbochargers are placed inside the ‘V’ of the cylinders rather than outside. Unsurprisingly, AMG calls it ‘hot inside V’. [x]
Today, Mercedes-Benz and AMG have revealed the third generation of their enfant terrible, the new SLK 55 AMG, ahead of it’s world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show.
It has a 5.5-litre V8 producing 420bp (60bhp up from the old SLK 55) and 400lb ft of torque, which feeds a Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic auto ‘box. It’ll accelerate from 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds and keep going to a limited top speed of 155mph. It’ll also do around 28mpg.
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