Originally Posted by alms211
Nope, not at all. I don't know of any other car that I have owned whose engine won an award...although the LS7 in my former Z06 may have (??)...I just don't know. I find the performance and characteristics of the 4.0 S65 engine to be simply marvelous. No fanboi here. Also, I am not taking anything away from the AMG 6.2 engine.....I've never driven one. Only have driven the 5.5. I found it to be quite nice; just not as impressive to me as the S65.
The S65 is an amazing engine for sure. The AMG 6.2 is also a stunning engine. Both rev very freely to redline, both are fairly bullet proof. The S65 feels more like a highly strung race car engine. The AMG has a sound/grunt that is addictive. I really love both even though they feel slightly different.
The AMG 5.5 engine is no where near as entertaining as the other two IMO. I'm not a fan of turbo set ups in general. Although it is a VERY fast engine and is easily tuned, I prefer the feel, responsiveness, revving ability and sound of both the S65 and AMG 6.2.