Recently, reporters from around the world put forward a lot of assumptions about the future of Mercedes’ (and not only) engines V12. It is clear that the age of these engines will end sooner or later, but the chairman of AMG Ola Kelenius believes that it is too early to “bury” the 12-cylinder units.
According to a top manager of Mercedes AMG, V12 engines will last long in production at least another five or six years. Recently, the Germans made the update of the engine, which will meet the current and upcoming EU and the U.S. environmental standards.
Although, Mercedes AMG division chairman believes that optimal eco-installation for powerful cars is electric-petrol hybrid system, rather than diesel engines. This was reported in one of the interviews of online auto resource.
But this view disagree executives of BMW and Audi, which continue to set powerful diesel engines on their new “charged” cars. According to the employee of AMG, diesel engines can not give aggression, linearity and thoroughbred sound as gasoline engines.
At the same time Kelenius said, despite the fact that the electro-technology petrol models are preferred for Mercedes AMG, than diesel, its too early to talk about any mass production of hybrid “charged” models.