Mercedes-Benz will keep V12 engine on new S-Class

Mercedes-Benz will keep V12 engine on new S-Class

November 26, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The top engine will remain in the gamut of the next generation model

Daimler CEO Ola Callenius has confirmed the return of the V12 engine to the next generation S-Class. The brand’s motorists managed to adapt the unit to new environmental standards, and the Mercedes-Benz S 600 in the back of the W223 will retain the iconic powerplant.

Rumors of a complete failure of Mercedes-Benz from the V12 engine intensified after the debut of the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 with a V-shaped “eight”. GTSpirit clarified with Daimler’s head the prospects of twelve-cylinder engines at the Guangzhou Motor Show, and Callenius emphasized that the legendary powertrain would remain at least in the new S-Class range.

Last year, the head of Mercedes-AMG, Tobias Moers, announced that he would no longer appear on the AMG V12 models, so the twelve-cylinder engine was likely to remain on only the “six hundredth” and the Mercedes-Maybach line. Details about the new unit are unknown: Daimler engineers may have electrified the current M279 engine, but the development of a new engine based on a four-liter V8 is not ruled out.

Ola Kallenius made it clear that there will be no twelve-cylinder engine on the Mercedes-Maybach GLS. At the same time, the concern does not exclude the appearance of a six-cylinder version of the luxury SUV.

The debut of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class will probably take place in 2020. The premiere of the top versions of Mercedes-AMG and Mercedes-Maybach will take place no earlier than 2021. Judging by spy photos and insider information, the flagship sedan will receive a huge tablet of a multimedia system, switch to hybrid power plants and acquire a third-level autopilot.