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AMG biturbo V8 - the new top engine: the S63 AMG is getting a new heart

AMG biturbo V8 - the new top engine
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V8 engines from the AMG manufactory have a long tradition. In the early years, the focus was solely on displacement in order to generate more power. Later, a compressor was allowed to breathe additional power into the eight-cylinders. With the 6.2-liter V8, as it is currently still installed in many model series, the back is turned back on charging and relied on free-aspirating engines. With the new 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine, which made its debut in the summer in the still S63 AMG Mercedes S-class , AMG is for the first time using double turbo-charging.

The V8 delivers up to 571 hp and 900 Nm

The completely newly developed, 204 kilogram heavy, In addition to biturbo charging, the V8 with the abbreviation M 157 also has other technical features such as gasoline direct injection, a start-stop system, a needs-based alternator and variable inlet and outlet valve controls. In addition, the flanged seven-speed sports automatic transmission can fall back on a wet starting clutch.

The bottom line is that the new V8 has an output of 544 hp and a maximum torque of 800 Nm. If you are looking for even more power, you can grab the performance package and get 571 hp and 900 Nm of torque under the hood. The average consumption of the standard variant is supposed to be 10.5 liters per 100 kilometers.

The biturbo gives the new S63 AMG wings -V8 with a sprint time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of regulated 250 km /h. With the performance package even 4.4 seconds and electronically limited 300 km /h should be possible.

V the new V8 is packed for show purposes in an S-Class, which is decorated with numerous sponsor stickers as a reminiscence of the first AMG, the 300 SEL 6.8 from 1971.


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