Mercedes-Benz’s AMG performance off-shoot is planning to provide the successor to today’s naturally aspirated 6.2-litre V8 powered Mercedes C63 AMG with an all-new turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 powerplant – the same unit earmarked for the company’s upcoming Mercedes SLC sports car.
The new unit has been developed along modular lines and is said to share the same individual cylinder capacity, bore centre spacing and other specific details with the turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder earmarked for the Mercedes A45 AMG and Mercedes CLA45 AMG.
Insiders indicate the new unit, which is claimed to deliver over 450bhp in an initial state of tune but is said to be capable of pushing out up to 600bhp, will eventually replace the naturally aspirated 5.5-litre V8 used exclusively by the Mercedes SLK55 AMG, provid
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It seems Mercedes will have a nice amount of V8 in their lineup.
There is 4.7 l v8 NA, 4,7 TT, 5.5 NA, 5.5 TT, and now 4.0 l v8.
Most manufacturers are going with one V8 in their lineup of cars. Audi has 4.0 TT but with different tuning, BMW has 4.4, Jaguar also one engine ,but with 2-3 different tuning etc.
Are 3-4 different V8 for cars maybe too much now ?
Wouldn't two v8 and different tuning of those engines be enough?