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    • W212 E63 AMG Receives the M157 Twin Turbo V8 with 550 horsepower option - M156 being phased out

      Well, we knew sooner or later the E-class would get the new twin turbo M157 V8 motor. Seems Mercedes went with sooner as in the next few months the E63 will dropping the M156 naturally aspirated V8 for the twin turbo motor. The performance package will be available for the E63 as well boosting the turbo motor from 518 horsepower to around 550.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: W212 E63 AMG Receives the M157 Twin Turbo V8 with 550 horsepower option - M156 being phased out started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        do they offer forged internals for performance package ?
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        i really want to see how the v8 TT will battle. bmw or mercedes.
      1. Jake@Eurocharged.com's Avatar
        Jake@Eurocharged.com -
        man, you are all over things....

        "Also the newer engine produces 590lbft torque at a rpm range of 2000-4500, which is much higher than the 464lb ft torque produced by the older engine at 5200 rpm!"

        awesome!
      1. Exeenom's Avatar
        Exeenom -
        The battles between the E63 TT and the M5 TT will be epic Click here to enlarge
      1. blkclk550's Avatar
        blkclk550 -
        WOW! finally both companies will have TT motors =D
      1. V12Godspeed's Avatar
        V12Godspeed -
        This will be one bad car. Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        do they offer forged internals for performance package ?
        No, but some of the internals are forged I believe already.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jake@Eurocharged.com Click here to enlarge
        man, you are all over things....
        Click here to enlarge Yes... I work hard.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Exeenom Click here to enlarge
        The battles between the E63 TT and the M5 TT will be epic Click here to enlarge
        Seems boost is the future.... Click here to enlarge
      1. deemo319's Avatar
        deemo319 -
        The days of large displacement NA engines are over. Smaller turbo, twin turbo and in some cases superchargers here and also in the very near future for akl oot of our favorite cars. The future and pending CAFE is forcing car companies to this. The E63 and M5 will be great to watch. Stocking up on Orville Redenbacher popcorn now to watch the upcoming battles!!!Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Couple more pics, shifter looks odd:

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      1. malooamg's Avatar
        malooamg -
        just did a AMG drive day at phillip island race track in australia , got to drive cls 63 twin turbo s63 twin turbo and cl 63 twin turbo c63 e63 c63 wagon round the track , awsome engine with plenty of torque but the best car in my opinion was still the c63 best sound and best performance , the amgs including the c63s were the performance pack 420 kw twin turbos and 358 kw c63s . THe c63 is also the best drift carClick here to enlarge
      1. Mort's Avatar
        Mort -
        Looks like the end for the 6.2L is in sight. Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mort Click here to enlarge
        Looks like the end for the 6.2L is in sight. Click here to enlarge
        It is kind of sad in a way but it lives on in the SLS.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Seems boost is the future.... Click here to enlarge
        and what a lame future it is ! :|
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        and what a lame future it is ! :|
        It's not all bad. I don't like that they have given up but there is still Lambo, Porsche, and Ferrari. Not to mention the Americans.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's not all bad. I don't like that they have given up but there is still Lambo, Porsche, and Ferrari. Not to mention the Americans.
        Ferrari is thinking about FI as Ferrari F70 is going to be TT V8 , Porsche's top end cars are all FI , Just Lamborghini remains.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        Ferrari is thinking about FI as Ferrari F70 is going to be TT V8 , Porsche's top end cars are all FI , Just Lamborghini remains.
        Porsche still does NA motors. Ferrari probably will go to a TT but for now has top end NA motors. Lamborghini still has NA as do the Americans. So, I remain at least hopeful that NA motor does not disappear.
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        At least the M157 TTV8 still has that muscle car sound. The X5M/X6M (next M5) sounds like a vacuum cleaner and it farts on gear changes.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        At least the M157 TTV8 still has that muscle car sound. The X5M/X6M (next M5) sounds like a vacuum cleaner and it farts on gear changes.
        It is true the the N63/S63 motor isn't exactly the best sounding motor BMW has produced.