Mercedes will not give the 5.5-liter V8 engine to S63 AMG Convertible

April 14, 2015 at 14:26

The company Mercedes decided to abandon the use of a 5.5-liter gasoline engine V8, reports «Autocar». Now this engine equipped cars line AMG.
Cars German automaker gradually ceases to be equipped with 5.5-liter V8 in the next year. At the moment, this engine still will be installed on some models. For example, the 5.5-liter V8 engine will get a S63 AMG Convertible. The premiere will take place on the machine in 2016. Completely abandon this motor is planned by 2020.

S63 AMG Convertible picture

S63 AMG Convertible pics

In place of the 5.5-liter engine comes a new turbocharged 4.0-liter gasoline engine V8. This engine is already installed on the Mercedes-AMG GT and will soon appear under the hood of the new C63.
Yesterday it was announced that AMG is planning to develop a new hybrid sports car, which will compete with the Porsche 918 Spyder. As the head of Tobias Moers, the car will be the new flagship of the brand. For the development of the car will take several years. In the sale of novelty will arrive no earlier than 2020.

S63 AMG Convertible pics

S63 AMG Convertible image

According to unofficial data, under the hood of a sports car will set a forced version of the new turbocharged 4.0-liter V8. Engine power is 700 horsepower. The engine will run in conjunction with two electric motors. The total capacity of the power plant exceeds 1000 horsepower.

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