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884824735 AMG Says No Diesel Engines In Its Future

Many enthusiasts have been dismayed by BMW’s announcement of using diesel engines for its M-badged high-performance variants. Despite its successes in world endurance races as shown by Audi’s domineering diesel race cars, one cannot equate race-bred diesel engines and fuels with the more common everyday diesels found from econoboxes to big rig trucks. Economy, sure. High performance? Well, the jury is still out on that one.

So it’s with a sigh of relief when we hear AMG head Ola Kallenius say
that diesels aren’t a consideration for Mercedes’ high performance
cars. Staying committed to gasoline-powered drivetrains, Kallenius went
on to say that diesel engines can only compromise AMG’s lineup.
Källenius makes the point that petrol engines have the obvious benefits
in terms of sound, weight, agility and response, giving AMG’s biturbo
5.5 liter unit as an example. While producing 560 horsepower, it manage
to be highly efficient through its use of direct injection and forced
induction.

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