Charged Mercedes-AMG will remain without the V12 engine

Head of AMG Tobias Moers told reporters Car and Driver that the company plans to completely abandon the use of V12 engines. According to the top manager, the twelve-cylinder unit with the M279 index is morally and technologically obsolete, so its use in the new “charged” Mercedes is not planned. Instead of V12 in the AMG division, they want to use a hybrid power plant consisting of a Biturbo V8 and electric motors. It is expected that such a “filling” will be significantly more powerful, more economical and environmentally friendly. At the same time, the Germans are not going to give up the twelve-cylinder engine on Maybach cars, since they believe that the presence of such a motor in these cars is a matter of prestige. At the moment, the V12 engine is equipped with a roadster SL 65, the serial production of which is coming to an end, as well as the S 65 sedan, coupe, and Cabriolet. On these cars, the engine produces 630 hp. and 1,000 Nm.

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