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Old 01-14-2009, 11:31 AM   #1
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Default AMG Boss: "The horsepower wars are over."

for AMG and Mercedes..

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That's the way it goes with fashion: it's on the runway in Paris in March and in a bucket at Big Lots by September. Mercedes-Benz' in-house tuning arm, AMG, has decided to turn with the popular tide and call time on horsepower brinkmanship, with the division boss saying, "We are going to use other ways to extract better performance, including weight saving, engine optimization and alternative technologies."

What's the new fashion? Getting the most out of the least. AMG is going to do that by losing weight, installing tech like the SL63 AMG's wet clutch gearbox on the coming E63 AMG, and possibly re-engineering Mercedes' diesel, hybrid, and four-cylinder engines for AMG duty.

Not too long ago, imagining an A-Class AMG would have been beyond comprehension, but this is the future. We just hope everyone has thought through the consequences: with the reins being pulled on increasingly powerful motors, this is going to put a lot of horses out of work. And that makes the possibility of an equine industry bailout something we can't rule out...
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:40 AM   #2
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yeah right
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:50 AM   #3
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i'll take one CL65 AMG togo. kthxbye

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I cried a little when I read this.
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or is amg just giving up on the HP wars?

just some food for thought...
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AMG is giving up on big power engines....they're not saying that everyone is going away from big power
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Old 01-14-2009, 02:18 PM   #7
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I fail, when I first opened this thread I thought it said AMC Boss.
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It just sounds like they are trying to step away from the "bigger is better" mantra. Smaller motors with forced induction, N/A motors with better designed cylinder heads camshafts and high compression, and stripping down the weight of the car can all work to keep the same performance of the car. A bigger more bad ass motor is just the way things typically are done.
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:06 PM   #9
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They're taking the Honda approach to a certain extent
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never been too ipressed with the lineup anyway.. lots of power was the only thing most seemed to have going.
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there's NO replacement for displacement and a pair of tuuuuuuuurbos
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fuck so much for fun with class
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you can blame the bitchy tree hugging hippies.
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right, because BMW isnt doing the same thing.
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bmw will always provide sporty luxury pwnage
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