Mercedes-Benz declassified engine of AMG GT new sports car

July 29, 2014 at 20:55

Mercedes-Benz has revealed this information about its new power train, which will debut at the first sports car AMG GT.

Mercedes Benz AMG GT engine photo

Mercedes Benz AMG GT engine photo


Continuing the trend of reduction of engine capacity and equipping them with advanced systems and technologies, the German automaker refuses to 6.2-liter “eight” in favor of a specially designed for the young model’s 4.0-liter engine. Mercedes AMG GT goes on sale in March 2015 year and its main competitor will be another German sports coupe – Porsche 911.

Mercedes Benz AMG GT engine Pic

Mercedes Benz AMG GT engine Pic

The V8 engine is equipped with an index M178 twin-turbo and can achieve 510 horsepower at 6250 rpm and 650 Nm of peak torque at 1750-4750 rpm. Motor meets environmental standards Euro-6 and, most likely, will have acceptable fuel consumption. Power unit weighs 209 kg and has lightweight pistons, the top position of the camshaft, cylinder head made of zirconium alloy, a special coating of the cylinder walls, reducing friction and dry sump technology. Such an engine would subsequently under the hood and all versions of “charged» Mercedes C63 AMG.

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