Thread: Mercedes G55 AMG to drop supercharged V8 and get M157 twin turbo V8? G63 AMG likely the successor
09-27-2011, 10:55 PM #1
Mercedes G55 AMG to drop supercharged V8 and get M157 twin turbo V8? G63 AMG likely the successor
This is a rumor going around on a few sites now and we are posting it due to the switch being a logical move by Mercedes. The M113 supercharged V8 has really only remained in the lineup due to the G55 AMG. It makes all these sense in the world for Mercedes to switch to their new twin turbo M157 V8. These spy photos were taken of the model testing and photographers reported the sound was completely different. Then again, we trust these guys ability to take pictures a lot more than their ability to discern motors based on their hearing alone as they have made mistakes in the past such as stating the C63 Black Series sounded like a twin turbo V8.
The rumor about the V12 G65 AMG also persists which we last reported on in May. Will Mercedes really do two AMG versions of the G-class which is ready to be phased out? Hey, we say go for it.
09-30-2011, 02:33 PM #2
Yes, finally the AMG 5.5 Biturbo M157 should be in the SUV line. It will give the X5M/X6M a good run for it's worth
09-30-2011, 04:43 PM #3
The M157 and N63 battles are going to be great.