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History of the New Powertrain with the V8 Biturbo Engine

The impressive of the powerful eight-cylinder engines by Mercedes-AMG have their in motor racing

by Mike | 09 March 2010

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Powerful eight-cylinder with a thrilling power and an emotional sound experience – a strength of AMG. The V8 power from Affalterbach combine derived from motorsports the smooth running and exemplary that are the hallmarks of a Mercedes.

The attributes of the powerful eight-cylinder produced by Mercedes-AMG have origins in motor racing. in 1967, the company started the development of powerful racing and soon used the resulting to develop high-performance road AMG is regarded as a pioneer in the customising/tuning and over the last four it has developed into a manufacturer of high-performance automobiles thanks to technical innovation.

AMG V8 engines have always in a class of their own. It all in 1971, with the 6.8-litre, 315 kW hp) racing engine in the legendary 300 SEL 6.8 At the 24-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps this fast Mercedes immediately secured a highly class victory and second overall. The powerful eight-cylinder engine made AMG known the world overnight. Soon AMG had a suitable engine available for customers in search of more on the basis of the 184 kW (250 hp) V8 engine of the 300 SEL the company developed a 206 kW (280 hp) unit which gave the saloon the performance characteristics of a car.

More than 300 in the 300 CE 5.6 AMG – “The Hammer”

Subsequent AMG engines also provided driving pleasure in other models. For example the five-litre V8 with 203 kW (276 hp), gave the Mercedes-Benz 280 CE 5.0 AMG a dynamism unknown in this vehicle in 1983. Just one year AMG came up with a completely developed V8 unit featuring technology and an output of 250 kW (340 hp) – a figure at the time. In 1986 the V8 which had meanwhile been to 5.6 litres and an output of 265 kW (360 gave the 300 CE 5.6 AMG a maximum speed of no than 300 km/h – as was even on the evening television news. fans respectfully referred to the AMG Coupé as “The Hammer”. The evolutionary stage of the eight-cylinder appeared in 1988: from a of six litres, the four-valve unit a maximum output of 283 kW (385 hp) and a of 566 Newton metres.

As the sporty top model in the completely new E-Class with the twin-headlamp the E 50 AMG had its debut in 1996 with a AMG V8 engine developing 255 kW (347 One year later AMG surprised the world with a 4.3-litre V8 in the C-Class: the C 43 AMG developed 225 kW (306 and was also available as an Estate In 1997 AMG also presented the developed 5.5-litre eight-cylinder with 260 kW (354 hp), technology and twin-spark ignition. The M 113 gave effortless performance to the E 55 but within a short time it was used to power other AMG cars such as the CLK 55 AMG, ML 55 SL 55 AMG, S 55 AMG, CL 55 AMG and G 55 AMG. to a peak of 270 kW (367 hp) and 510 newton it also gave a suitably performance to the C 55 AMG, the CLK 55 AMG Coupé and

Cabriolet and the SLK 55 AMG.

Displacement of 5.5 litres, eight and supercharger technology

Mercedes-Benz Hamann AMG G55 Supercharged

As a major in the history of AMG engine development, the 5.5-litre V8 (M 113 K) with up to 380 kW (517 hp) and 720 metres of torque celebrated its at the end of 2001 in the SL 55 AMG, followed by the S 55 CL 55 AMG, E 55 AMG, G 55 AMG Kompressor and the CLS 55 The supercharged AMG 5.5-litre V8 unit was the clear winner in the “International of the Year Awards” in 2003. In the Performance Engine” category, it won a over well-established competitors by a margin. A further development of the V8 engine developing 428 kW (582 hp) and 800 metres powered the highly CLK DTM AMG. The supercharged V8 engine of the SLR McLaren presented in 2003 was a case, as it was a completely independently high-tech eight-cylinder with dry lubrication. This delivered an peak of 478 kW (650 hp) and 820 newton

Naturally aspirated eight-cylinder with a displacement of 6.3 litres and an of up to 420 kW (571 hp)

2005 saw the debut of the AMG V8 engine; depending on the model, naturally aspirated, high-revving known as the M 156 developed up to 386 kW (525 hp) and 630 metres. In 2009 this V8 currently used in nine AMG cars won the “International Engine of the Award“ in the “Best Performance category.

Exclusively reserved for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG super-sports car, the M 159 has a displacement of 6.3 litres, a peak of 420 kW (571 hp) and a maximum torque of 650 metres. To ensure a low centre of and allow maximum lateral this eight-cylinder unit as a front-mid-engine features dry sump

“AMG Performance 2015″ as the of a success story

Mercedes-AMG is this impressive story the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine and the AMG MCT 7-speed sports transmission. The Performance 2015″ strategy the company’s commitment to continuous in both the fuel consumption and of new models – also with engine/transmission combinations – while new heights with the central value of “performance”.

Mercedes-Benz Hamann AMG G55 Supercharged
Mercedes-Benz Hamann AMG G55 Supercharged
Mercedes-Benz Hamann AMG G55 Supercharged


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