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Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG: 5.5 V8 biturbo engine confirmed

Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG

Mercedes-Benz has officially confirmed that the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG will feature a brand new 5.5 V8 biturbo engine. Bring it on!

The M 157 unit produces 386 kW (525 PS / 518 bhp) in its standard configuration but with the AMG Performance Package can be dialed up to 410 kW (557 PS / 550 bhp). Torque is rated at 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) series, 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) with the performance pack.

With high-performance injectors and a stop/start system, the new power plant is good for a 22 percent improvement in fuel-economy over the previous 6.3 liter unit. The E63 sedan is now rated at 9.8 liters/100 km while the wagon comes in at an even 10 liters/100 km.