AMG Power 5.5-liter V8 Biturbo

AMG V8 Biturbo Highlights

The most important highlights of the new AMG V8 biturbo engine and the new AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission

  • Direct petrol injection with piezo-electric injectors and spray-guided
    combustion
  • Twin turbochargers with air/water intercooling
  • Sophisticated engine electronics with Controlled Efficiency start/stop function and generator management
  • Aluminum crankcase with ventilation holes to reduce friction
  • Continuous camshaft adjustment on the intake and exhaust sides
  • Demand-controlled engine oil pump
  • AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission with a wet start-up clutch and three driving modes

Powerful and efficient: an eight-cylinder developing up to 420 kW (571 hp): Aim: Best in class – top performance in all respects by virtue of a comprehensively efficient powertrain

AMG V8 biturbo engine photos:

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AMG Mercedes Press Release

Affalterbach – AMG is writing another chapter in its “AMG Performance 2015” drive system strategy: a completely newly developed AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine with a Read more about AMG Power 5.5-liter V8 Biturbo

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Voted Best Supercar

Daimler announced the receipt of the “Golden Steering Wheel” award presented by Auto Bild and 25 associated European publications. Here’s the official press release and AMG SLS photos in our gallery:

More than a quarter of a million readers took part, and voted the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG the world’s best super sports car by a wide margin. Accordingly “Bild am Sonntag”, “Auto Bild” and 25 associated European publications awarded the new Gullwing model the “Golden Steering Wheel” – one of the most important automotive awards in Europe. This coveted award was officially presented to Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Cars, in Berlin yesterday evening.

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Eleven super sports cars competed in the large-scale reader’s vote for the “Golden Steering Wheel” award, which “Bild am Sonntag” and the motoring magazine “Auto Bild” organized on a Europe-wide basis for the first time this year. Almost one third of all votes were cast in favor of the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, which therefore headed the readers’ popularity list in the super sports car category by a wide margin over the runner-up.

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