IAB Report – First details of the Mercedes AMG GT’s engine released
Posted on: Jun 13, 2014 - 12:36pm IST
Mercedes AMG have shared the technical data of the AMG GT sportscar’s M178 engine, which would benefit other future AMG models starting with the next generation C63 AMG.
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Launching at the Paris Motor Show this year, the F-Type rival gets a 3,982 cc V8 engine that delivers 510 hp @ 6,250 rpm and 650 Nm of torque @ 4,750 rpm. The maximum engine speed is limited to 7,200 rpm.
With a bore x stroke of 83.0 x 92.0 mm, the engine weighs 209 kg (dry weight) and complies to Euro 6 emission standards.
The bi-turbo engine features zirconium coated cylinder heads, Aluminium-forged pistons, active engine mounts, low-friction four-groove belt, high-pressure fuel pump with up to 200 bar pressure and a dual mass flywheel.
Mercedes India sold the SLS AMG from 2010 and complemented it with the convertible version in 2012. As a halo car, the AMG GT could role play as a brand strengthening tool, and drive traffic to standalone AMG dealerships planned in major metros in the next year.