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Has Turbocharging Ruined The Mercedes C63 S AMG?

Times change and engines must adapt too.

It’s pretty much happening across the board now: turbocharging is taking the place of natural displacement. Go ahead, say there’s no replacement for displacement. The fact is, automakers left and right have proven that’s not entirely true. Issues such as turbo lag can be overcome thanks to computers running the show, with the use of algorithms in order for engine and transmission to be in perfect communication. And now the latest generation Mercedes-Benz C 63 S AMG has replaced the previous 6.2-liter NA V8 with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8.

This is the same engine found in the AMG GT, and the more air that gets into the engine, the greater the explosion. Therefore, more power. XCAR gets behind the wheel of this latest Benz to experience its 510 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.

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