Cut out AMG 63 engine
I've seen the V8 monster with internals exposed and I'm questioning my love of Porsche's flat 6 engines
In my recent trip to Berlin, thanks mom and dad, I've seen a Mercedes museum and got inside. I saw S class, C class convertible, and AMG GT, but one engine stole the show. There it was, 5.5 liter, biturbo, V8 with its internals exposed, leaving nothing to the imagination. This beast pushes out 430 kW or 585 hp and 900 Nm of torque. Its maximum speed is electronically limited and it produces 237 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
Blue stands for intake, while red is exhaust
Now, a normal person would start from an air intake box, but not me. I'm starting from cylinders. Here's what I like the most, all those colors. Blue represents cold air that's full of oxygen, red marks exhaust gasses and if you look around the cylinder, you will see green and that's a space for coolant. Looking above them we can see camshafts that open and close intake and exhaust valves. Seeing this feels like being a cardiac surgeon, you have a heart of an engine in front of you, but this isn't your normal person. This is a greek athlete sent by the gods themselves. Engine block and crankcase are made from aluminum and a fair amount of parts, like crankshaft and connecting rods, are forged. Did you notice the butterfly valve and intercooler in the upper right corner?
Is this some sort of witchcraft?
The return of exhaust
We all know how turbos work. We know that they usually kill the sound, produce more power and lower fuel consumption. However, one turbo is normal in economy cars, but when you add another one, we are talking about some serious stuff. I won't talk about how turbos work, because you already know. Although, here is one, in its full glory. I'm willing to bet that you know how gasses travel, but to help you visualize, here's a turbo way gallery.
The ''I don't care that much about that, but people engineers love it'' parts
So here's the thing, I don't care about alternators and dry sumps and whatnot, however, Mercedes is proud of their work. Dry sump means that you have an oil pump that pumps the oil where you need it, which is good if you want your engine to last trough enthusiastic driving. Also, an alternator. It produces electricity to keep the car's systems running.
Do you have a manual? No sir, it doesn't come with Emanuel, that's illegal.
AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed
Now, I don't have anything against CVT's, DCT's, etc., but I'm a bit sad that Mercedes doesn't have a car with AMG engine and manual transmission. That being said, this gearbox is an art of engineering.
AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed
I hope you liked it, in real life the engine is massive and almost frightening. Maybe you have some questions that I can answer or I left out something. Comments and bumps are appreciated.
P.S. Mercedes will you please let me drive this engine in AMG GT?