Mercedes-Benz to replace its 6.3-liter V8 with smaller, turbocharged 5.5-liter engine |

American muscle car fans certainly adore the saying “there’s no replacement for displacement”, which basically means that if you want more power, you need a bigger engine. But with bigger engines comes high emissions and a bad fuel average, both of which are frowned upon by the new, stricter emissions standards which are being implemented in Europe or North America.

That is why carmakers are steadily adopting smaller engines and instead of adding the liters to its displacement figure, add a turbocharger (or more) to it, in order to produce the same power. Mercedes-Benz is the latest one to follow this new trend, as one of its board members, Dr. Thomas Weber, revealed that the iconic 6.3-liter naturally-aspirated V8, which is used on many of the performance models made by the German company, will be replaced with a smaller 5.5-liter V8, which will be fitted with a turbocharger.

This move would prove quite beneficial for the company, which will see its fuel and emissions average reach more sensible levels, while also staying true to its fans.

What do you think? Is this a good move for Mercedes? Leave a comment below.

Source: InsideLine via Autoblog
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Post tags : engines, Mercedes-Benz, performance, turbocharging