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    AMG 5.5L V8 Twin Turbo

    What does everyone think about the new AMG 5.5L V8 Twin Turbo coming out? With the normal version having 536hp and 590lb-ft. It doesn't hurt to keep options open! I just wonder how the C63 will be priced with this in it. I think they are keeping the C63 naming scheme.

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    Personally, I think it is a badass motor and is going to be a much better powerplant than the supercharged 55's.

    I still like the BMW twin turbo V8 better, but the Benz has the displacement. We are going to see a very interesting aftermarket power battle thanks to these.

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    That is a very sophisticated engine, I've always liked what AMG makes.
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    When the C63 (C55? or even C65?) COUPE debuts with this next year it is going to be bad ass.
    A straight up competitor that will $#@! on the RS5 (just like the M3 does) for around the same price... (~70k)

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by CookieCrisp Click here to enlarge
    When the C63 (C55? or even C65?) COUPE debuts with this next year it is going to be bad ass.
    A straight up competitor that will $#@! on the RS5 (just like the M3 does) for around the same price... (~70k)
    If they start sticking this motor in everything, things are going to get nuts.

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    Gotta get one!! Its already in the CL63 AMG so I'm up for that if they don't put it in the little "c". Click here to enlarge
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    N/A: 1/4 mile - 10.80@ 129.06mph (OSW 3/5/2012)
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Dads C63 Click here to enlarge
    Gotta get one!! Its already in the CL63 AMG so I'm up for that if they don't put it in the little "c". Click here to enlarge
    What transmission are they pairing with these?

    It looks like they are going to put this motor in the C at some point and if they do.. I might have to get one.

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    Its getting an upgraded 7 speed with the DCT set up. Should be incredible!!
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    1/4 mile: 10.945 @ 131.77mph on a 1.77 60' - Bradenton Motorsports 1/18/2014.

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    N/A: 1/4 mile - 10.80@ 129.06mph (OSW 3/5/2012)
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    Nitrous 200 shot: 60-130mph - 5.98 (V-Box verified)

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Dads C63 Click here to enlarge
    Its getting an upgraded 7 speed with the DCT set up. Should be incredible!!
    Absolutely but DCT's also have limited torque handling capability. I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot of DCT transmission upgrades in the near future!

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    AMG = AMazinG

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hieracity Click here to enlarge
    AMG = AMazinG
    They really are raising the bar... heh, bar, get it? Boost joke... nevermind, it was lame.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    They really are raising the bar... heh, bar, get it? Boost joke... nevermind, it was lame.
    lmao!

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    It will be a one BAD ASS Engine!

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    Actually it will be paired with the MCT which is not a true two clutch system, and relatively speaking, is very slow Click here to enlarge
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Exeenom Click here to enlarge
    Actually it will be paired with the MCT which is not a true two clutch system, and relatively speaking, is very slow Click here to enlarge
    True, but it may have higher torque handling capabilities which is a plus.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    True, but it may have higher torque handling capabilities which is a plus.
    Oh yeah.... it will definitely be re-enforced to handle the high torque produced by the engine. I wonder though if it will be able to handle the torque after the additional mods by the aftermarket community.
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    I am all about aftermarket tuning capability. Whenever I buy a car the first thing I look for is how easy is it to squeeze 25% more power and how reliable will it be. That is why I chose the N54. As I grow out of this car, I will look for a more powerful modable car. And if this 5.5 TT goes in the C63, you dam right a chip will put this thing at the front of the pack. It comes stock with 536 hp and 569 torque. Chip and you're at 650 hp and 700 torque. Meth injection and you're at 700 hp? No brainer.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    I am all about aftermarket tuning capability.
    Same here... and actually why I chose my car. It just isn't "easy" to squeeze power out of it but it can make huge power.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    And if this 5.5 TT goes in the C63, you dam right a chip will put this thing at the front of the pack. It comes stock with 536 hp and 569 torque. Chip and you're at 650 hp and 700 torque. Meth injection and you're at 700 hp? No brainer.
    Kind of game over, why even bother with anything else? Why bother with BMW for that matter?

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