Mercedes AMG chief Tobias Moers revealed that they will be developing a replacement for their existing 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The exec hinted in his interview with Australia’s Motoring website that the new unit will be more compact, and it will possess a higher output.
Moers mentioned that the new turbo engine will power the future AMG models under the A-Class, B-Class, CLA, and GLA. He pointed out that their decision to develop a new power unit was due to the current 2.0-liter turbo engine already reaching its peak configuration. He explained they already squeezed everything that they could to allow the unit to reach its maximum output, which is 475 Nm of torque.
Moers said the engineers of Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) will be working on the next-generation power unit. It should be noted that the mentioned people were the ones responsible in creating the present petrol hybrid V6 engine of the Silver Arrow race cars under Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team. The source pointed out that the engineers specialize in both advanced Energy Recovery System (ERS) and Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) technology. It speculates that their expertise will allow them to downsize the unit from 2.0-liter to 1.6-liter.
Mercedes is enjoying a golden run in Formula 1 where Lewis Hamilton is all set to bring home his second title in a row for the team and his third overall. The team is also closing in on the constructors championship for the second time. Mercedes Benz managed to make the best 1.6 litre V6 engines when the rules changed at the end of 2013 season and nobody has really been able to catch them even though the gap seems to be reducing with other making lot of improvements. F1 technology has always trickled down to road cars but this development makes us believe that Mercedes is in a hurry to pull a gap on its competitors in the road car segment as well!!