We have been reporting in detail about the Mercdes-AMG GT and finally the company has released the engine details for the upcoming car.
As we have been saying, the AMG-GT was rumored to produce 510 PS from its 4.0 liter V8 mill. Now, according to the full engine details released by the German car maker, the AMG GT will feature a twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter engine delivering 510 PS (375 kW) at 6,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) between 1,750 rpm and 4,750 rpm.
Internally codenamed M178, this Euro 6-compliant block tips the scales at 209 kg (460 lbs) and benefits from lightweight pistons and twin overhead camshafts while the flow-optimized cylinder heads feature zirconium alloy for optimal temperature and thermal conductivity. The cylinder walls have been lined with a nano-slide coating in order to diminish friction losses and there’s no need for a conventional oil pan as the engineers used a dry sump lubrication technology.
The same engine will also make its entry under the hood of the upcoming C63 AMG models (sedan, estate, coupe and cabriolet) but the engine will make its debut with the AMG GT scheduled to be unveiled this fall before going on sale in March next year.
According to AMG CEO Tobias Moers “With the Mercedes AMG GT we’re confidently entering an intensely competitive field. Above all because we know that the Mercedes AMG GT can do everything, not just to survive there but to inspired new trends.” He went on to say “The Mercedes AMG GT is an all-rounder with extremely sporty aspirations. Yet it’s comfortable and can easily be used for everyday driving.”