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AMG has no plans to follow its great rival BMW M into producing high-performance diesels
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7 February 2012

AMG has no plans to follow its great rival BMW M into producing high-performance diesels. AMG boss Ola Kallenius said such a move would introduce too many compromises to its performance-focused line-up.

Citing the example of AMG’s new twin-turbo 5.5-litre V8, he said: “The technology of performance gasoline engines is converging with diesel tech. Direct injection, downsizing and turbocharging are all having an effect.

“We looked at diesel a few years back, but petrol engines have obvious benefits of sound, weight, agility and response.”

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J3rrYcid 19 July 2013

I can see where AMG is coming

I can see where AMG is coming from – cars perform well with petrol engines, and introducing a new engine that works with super diesel might not work. Diesel may have its own advantages, but AMG has done the right move of improving existing engines.

Maxycat 8 February 2012

Re: AMG says no to super-diesels

optimal_909 wrote:
Why would anyone want a diesel performance car apart of a sporty badge and looks? Surely not because because of the environment - these engines won't last...

Simply because of the running costs, ask any fleet manager why they choose diesel and not petrol.

josen100x 8 February 2012

Re: AMG says no to super-diesels

I agree with Mercedes. Its a bit of a strange economy have a super diesel - a fuel which was primarily used for its economy attributes. I suppose you could argue that you want to be able to drive economically when you want to, but be a bit of a hooligan in the same care when the mood takes you. The only counter argument would be price/real world value. I agree with Mercedes. But well done BMW.

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