New twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V8 engine replaces the 6.2 unit in the E63 AMG
21 April 2011

Mercedes' new twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V8 will replace the 6.2-litre non-turbo unit in the new Mercedes E63 AMG.

Offered as standard with a 518bhp/516lbft output, there’s an optional AMG Performance Pack that boost power up to 550bhp and shaves a tenth off the already-quick 4.4sec 0-62mph.

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This packaged also unlocks the speed limiter to boost the max speed up to 186mph from 155mph.

Sales start this autumn in the US, with Europe following soon after.

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