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Facelifted 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Announced

Last month, we have reported the 2016 model year GL-class is going to replace its old 4.7L V8 with the latest M177 4.0L twin-turbo V8 engine. Today Mercedes-Benz announced its second move on the V8 engine swapping: the current 5.5L naturally aspirated V8 (M273) used on the G500/G550 will go for good, and the new turbo-charged M177 4.0L V8 is going to assume its role.

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Below are major changes to the 2016 G-Class:

– Diesel G350d (not sold in US) with the 3.0L turbo-diesel V6’s output increased to 245hp and 442 lb-ft (up from the current model’s 211hp and 398 lb-ft)

– G500 (named G550 in the US market) will use the new 4...

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Updated and Brief Analysis: The US-Spec 2015 Mercedes-Benz AMG C63

Following our first report about the new C63 AMG yesterday, today comes more details about the US-spec models.

First, please note that the official new name for the C63 AMG is: Mercedes-AMG C63. Below are latest summary of US-spec C63:

– Powered by the M177 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 engine
– 7-speed AMG Speedshift transmission
C63: 469hp @ 5,500 – 6,250 rpm, 479 lb-ft of torque @ 1,750 – 4,500 RPM; 0-60mph: 4.0 seconds
C63 S: 503hp @ 5,500 – 6,250 rpm, 516 lb-ft of torque @ 1,750 – 4,500 rpm; 0-60mph: 3.9 seconds
– Standard tire size: 245/40 R18 (front); 265/40 R18 (rear); optional size: 245/35 R 19 (front) and 265/35 R 19 (rear)
– C63 standard options: clutch type LS...

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