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    M157 Twin Turbo V8 to go under the hood of the new 2012 R172 SLK55 AMG?

    Spy photos of the next generation SLK55 have been making their way around the web. What caught our attention is that the photographers have been reported the motor the motor sounded like the twin turbo M157 V8. What does this mean? Well, it means the next generation AMG SLK may be ridiculously potent and an SL AMG usurper. Will Mercedes go this far to produce a 500+ horsepower SLK? We hope so.

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    if that happens i will get myself one.

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    i thought the whole thing was that there is going to be a 5.5 v8 and a 5.5 v8 tt ....there is no way they will give it a 5.5 v8 tt
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DD GT3 RD Click here to enlarge
    i thought the whole thing was that there is going to be a 5.5 v8 and a 5.5 v8 tt ....there is no way they will give it a 5.5 v8 tt
    Those rumors about the 5.5 NA V8 in the C AMG Coupe proved false...

    Where is this 5.5 liter NA motor? Haven't seen it and neither has anyone else thus far. I'm starting to like the chances of a twin turbo V8 making it under the hood, even if it is the smaller displacement one which is more likely.

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    ^true..so maybe the 6.2 but I just wouldnt bet they would put the 5.5 TT V8
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    The word is the SLK AMG will be revealed at the New York Auto Show this month.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DD GT3 RD Click here to enlarge
    ^true..so maybe the 6.2 but I just wouldnt bet they would put the 5.5 TT V8
    I would be stoked with either the M156 or M157.

    If it does get the twin turbo motor though... I think I could get past the girly sort of image for the SLK.

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    if they put M157 in SLK ,why would someone get SL63/65 or even SLS if he's interested in performance ?
    doesn't make sense

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
    if they put M157 in SLK ,why would someone get SL63/65 or even SLS if he's interested in performance ?
    doesn't make sense
    Because Mercedes has balls, that's why.

    They put the M156 in the C class and people still buy the E, right?

    The SLS isn't comparable, it is more an exotic.

    I mean hey, we know they will do an AMG version. I'm thinking maybe the rumors are incorrect on it being the M157 and it may in fact be the M278 at around 420 hp or so. Even if it gets the smaller twin turbo V8, it will be a hell of a little car. They just need to make it look manly.

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    ^ put naked Sylvester Stallone on your hood and you will get a manly car

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
    ^ put naked Sylvester Stallone on your hood and you will get a manly car
    I realize it is still the 80's in Iran, but not here.

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    actually it was 80's here until 2 weeks ago , but now it's 1390

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    just the same old NA 5.5 they had in their old amg, right?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by saeedg48 Click here to enlarge
    just the same old NA 5.5 they had in their old amg, right?
    No, it's a naturally aspirated version of the new M157. I'll post up a tech article on it, I've been wanting to do it.

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    Wont happen. Mercedes wont do it
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jacob502 Click here to enlarge
    Wont happen. Mercedes wont do it
    They didn't, this is an old thread. The people early on seeing the V8 confused it with the M157.

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