OCT 09th 2014

Result! Merc's monster atmospheric V8 isn't dead yet ...

We don’t doubt for one moment that the new Mercedes-AMG ‘177’ twin-turbo V8 – as found in the AMG GT – will be a force to be reckoned with. However the following for its big-capacity atmospheric ‘M156’ predecessor is such that many an enthusiast entered a mourning period when it became clear it was to be dropped.

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Good news! The sports in Stuttgart have intimated that you will still be able to get your hands on their naturally-aspirated masterpiece until the spring of 2015 under the bonnet of the also-outgoing C63 AMG Coupe. We have a hunch that these cars will be sold relatively quickly, because as good as the new twin-turbo motor will be there’s always something special about a whopping great big V8 engine breathing non-compressed air.

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The death of the big-capacity V8 engine has been on the cards for a while now, of course, but that doesn’t make its passing any easier. Perhaps we’ll get hold of one of the final few M156 engined C63 Coupes for a last hurrah.

Goodwood to Suzuka should do the trick!

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