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      04-30-2008, 01:03 PM   #1
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AMG to replace 6.2 liter V8 with 5.0 liter Twin Turbo

http://www.motorauthority.com/cars/m...nt-amg-v8-v12/

More efficient-turbo AMGs. Nice.

"There will be several versions of the new force-fed 5.0L mill, a base version with 570hp and 665lb-ft of torque to replace the 6.2L V8 and a high-output 700hp/885lb-ft unit to replace the 612hp V12."

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      04-30-2008, 01:10 PM   #2
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Holy power. Base version of 570hp and 665lb-ft of torque!!
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      04-30-2008, 01:19 PM   #3
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nice. give those a clutch, decent suspension, and a good warranty/maintenance policy and i might consider MB
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Wow, great find! Guess i'll wait a couple more years before going to MB
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i'd imagine it'd be hard to find a manual gearbox that won't just roast with that much torque....

That's crazy tho... is this credible??? Such short life span for the 6.2L v8
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      04-30-2008, 01:36 PM   #7
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i'd imagine it'd be hard to find a manual gearbox that won't just roast with that much torque....

That's crazy tho... is this credible??? Such short life span for the 6.2L v8
I don't think the plans are to ditch the 6.2L V8 immediately. I am guessing that this turbocharged 5.0L will be a future engine.
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i'd imagine it'd be hard to find a manual gearbox that won't just roast with that much torque....

That's crazy tho... is this credible??? Such short life span for the 6.2L v8
not really... they can design it to handle all that power just like they have to design the entire power train and chassis to handle all the power
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as always. . . AMG for the straight line, ///M for the track
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But they haven't? The 55k never came in a manual, and the 63 never came in a manual. In fact, AMG built the 63 to have less torque than the 55k so they could use their then new 7-speed transmission. Mercedes won't risk 600+ pounds of torque snapping a transmission if the driver messes up nor give up putting in their 7-speed transmission, which might in itself be in doubt if the 600+ lbs of torque is accurate.

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not really... they can design it to handle all that power just like they have to design the entire power train and chassis to handle all the power
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http://www.motorauthority.com/cars/m...nt-amg-v8-v12/

More efficient-turbo AMGs. Nice.

"There will be several versions of the new force-fed 5.0L mill, a base version with 570hp and 665lb-ft of torque to replace the 6.2L V8 and a high-output 700hp/885lb-ft unit to replace the 612hp V12."

W o w .
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Holy crud! That's awesome. I have always been awed at the awesome torque and horsepower that some of AMG engines out.
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      04-30-2008, 11:27 PM   #14
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didnt MB try or have a stick shift car back then and it got horrible reviews? i think thats why they stay out of that category which sucks
 
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Do they have any manuals? I don't remember...
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Do they have any manuals? I don't remember...
There is still a manual for the SLK, AFAIK.
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There is still a manual for the SLK, AFAIK.
Cool, just wasn't sure.
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