Here Is What You Need to Know About the AMG 5.5-Liter v8 Biturbo Engine

Mercedes sure knows how to design very powerful engines.

AMG stands for performance at the highest level for the Mercedes brand. However, this is a common misconception. AMG is not exactly the same as Mercedes-Benz. AMG is simply the performance division of the company. What makes AMG Mercedes-Benz automobiles special is how they are tuned and upgraded for additional power. The cars have been described as "extra-sporty" and tend to rock more stylish aesthetics. The AMG engineering team spends a lot of time and effort hand-building each engine like the one that appears in the video above. The beastly engines make the vehicles much more exclusive and coveted. 

In the AMG 5.5-litre V8 Biturbo engine, the engineering team found a way to maximize performance and torque while reducing fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. Think of it as the perfect balance between performance and efficiency. This is all made possible through a combination of high-tech features strategically placed throughout the engine like direct petrol injection, twin turbochargers, air/water intercooling, and the Controlled Efficiency stop-start function. What does this all translate to? 

Placing this powerhouse in the CL 63 AMG helped the Mercedes vehicle accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds, and has a top speed of 250 km/h. Now that is impressive

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