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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson. When they compared the M3, C63 and RS4 in the Ascari Resort.

    Gimme the points!

    Also I guess it is a 6.3 as an homage to the 300 SEL 6.3 from the 60's. But that's precisely the point. If you were going to build a new V8 why not make it displace 6.3 litre in the first place?
    Actually, I was thinking Fiddler on the Roof.

    But I don't remember that episode of Top Gear.

    Maybe there's an engineering reason behind it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson. When they compared the M3, C63 and RS4 in the Ascari Resort.

    Gimme the points!

    Also I guess it is a 6.3 as an homage to the 300 SEL 6.3 from the 60's. But that's precisely the point. If you were going to build a new V8 why not make it displace 6.3 litre in the first place?
    When you're building a purpose built engine, displacement is only a result, not a input like for a small diesel for the new Golf.
    You want specifics power, torque, temperatures, stiffness, and you're looking for something around a certain displacement
    Also sharing components with other engines, or even their designs, could explain it.
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    Also the Merc numbers have often nothing to do with the displacement. Have a look through the engines of C- or E-Class to get my point.

    And if you see the displacement of the new "63 AMG" (presented with the S-Class "Red Pig" conceptcar in March), you might understand what I mean. The numbers just tell you if it is a bigger or smaller version of the Merc you see, nothing more or less.
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    Yes, but they have 6.3 badges in the front wings.

    Nevermind, it still sounds like the god of thunder.
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    hola

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitdy View Post
    Edmunds Inside Line has a bit of a scoop today that the blogs have yet to pick up on - Benz has just released some specs for it's new supercar and the replacement for the SLR - the SLS AMG. To be released in 2010 as a 2011 MY, the SLS will feature a 563 hp / 470 lb.-ft. version of the 6.2L V8 dubbed M159 and will feature dry sump lubrication. This will be mated to a 7 speed dual clutch transaxle which will yield a weight distribution of 48:52.

    The car will cost about 250K and also be gulwingy - it's supposedly gonna feature a ew aluminum construction technique to lower weight. The floorpan and body is made out of forged, cast, and sheet aluminum which sounds cool to me (but it's no carbon fibre).

    Enjoy the spyshots below.

    EDIT: Source with more info.

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