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Mercedes-Benz Dropping the Twin-Turbo V8 5.5 Liter

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Mercedes-Benz Dropping the Twin-Turbo V8 5.5 Liter

Reports have surfaced that Mercedes-Benz will drop the twin-turbo V8 5.5-liter after the current-generation S63 AMG
A few days ago, we told you about the demise of the SLS in order to make way for its successor codenamed C190.  In case you missed it, according to our good friends in Germany, Mercedes-Benz will stop production of all SLS models in the first half of 2014.

Today, reports have surfaced that Mercedes-Benz will drop the twin-turbo V8 5.5-liter after the current-generation S63 AMG.  Not nearly as dramatic an announcement as the dropping of an entire model line but we still had to ask why.

For those unfamiliar, inside the 2014 S 63 AMG is the M157 is a Euro 6-compliant twin-turbo V8 5.5-liter gasoline engine that is capable of producing 585 bhp (436 kW) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft).  AMG chief Tobias Moers revealed that the mill cannot receive a power hike without a negative impact on its reliability.  He did not offer up any information on whether or not other S-Class models would receive this engine as well but it is more than likely that the recently revealed S-Class coupe and the convertible will also receive it.

Edited by pggiotas

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