Mercedes-AMG will soon abandon the engines V12April 8, 2018
Another brand of “charged” luxury cars fell under the onslaught of environmental standards.
The division Mercedes-AMG of the German automaker Daimler within two years will refuse to produce models with six-liter V12 engines. This is reported by the publication Car and Driver with reference to an interview with the head of the AMG Tobias Moers.
The current generation of Mercedes V12 engine with the M279 index, installed in the AMG model with the index of 65, has roots from the engines of the 1980s. This engine is still equipped with a distributed injection system, one camshaft for each head and three valves per cylinder. Although with a double turbocharged engine power is 630 horsepower and 1000 Nm of torque.
The specified engine up to the present moment was installed on family S 65, off-road car G 65 and roadster SL 65. Mercedes-AMG G 65 have already removed from release. In a few months, the production of the SL 65 roadster will be completed. And only the sedan, coupe and cabriolet S 65 will be produced at least two more years before the change of generations.
According to Tobias Moers, Mercedes-AMG for its lineup will replace the V12 with a hybrid powerplant, which will include a four-liter turbocharged V8 engine. In the S 63, this gasoline engine produces 603 horsepower. The total power of the hybrid will be higher than that of the current version of V12, and the emission figure is much lower. This is what environmentalists from automakers demand.
The division AMG will continue to produce turbo-charged V12 engines for another structure of the concern – Mercedes-Maybach. They will be installed on the S650 version and Pullman limousines.
Previously, the refusal of the production of V12 engines had already been reported by Audi and BMW for the same reason, compliance with environmental standards. At the same time for the brands Bentley, Rolls-Royce twelve-cylinder engines will remain.