Mercedes-AMG has big plans for the newly developed 421-horsepower engineSeptember 23, 2019
The engine, which is located under the hood of the high-performance hatchback A45, may well be installed in older models of the sports division of Mercedes-AMG. But this will not happen soon – the main attention will now be paid to the electrification of the model range.
Usually, when car manufacturers present updated versions of their flagship models that are equipped with the most advanced technologies, this means that these newest “chips” will certainly appear in more affordable cars of the brand. But it happens and vice versa – the 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder turbocharged Mercedes-AMG M139 engine, which debuted on the “charged” A45 hatchback, will probably be installed in the more expensive models of the sports division Mercedes-AMG.
In an interview at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Tobias Moers, who is the CEO of the German brand, said that the new engine, which is under the hood of the high-performance AMG A45 and CLA 45 using only front-wheel drive, will also be installed in more expensive models.
“Our new M139 engine, capable of delivering up to 421 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque, has also been developed for rear-wheel drive. But nevertheless, in the near future, the German automaker decided to completely concentrate on electrifying its current lineup, so the spread of the M139 motor to more expensive models will have to wait a bit.
It is very likely that the M139 engine will be widely used in the future, working perfectly with an electric motor, and, probably, will be able to replace in-line 6-cylinder engines in models with the index “43” and “53”. Mr. Moers also added that future “63” cars will still have a power of about 600, even when using a hybrid system.
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