C 55 AMG: 5439cc V8
Mon, 02/09/2004 - 00:00 — admin
At about 2,000 rpm, the AMG high-performance engine can already deliver more than 400Nm of torque, creating ideal conditions for dynamic acceleration and elasticity. But there is something more at work here than the kick delivered by the high engine speeds and the responsiveness to even the slightest movement of the gas pedal.
It is the enormous torque of the high-displacement, naturally aspirated engine. Thanks to the enormous reserves of power, casual cruising in the upper gears becomes a sheer pleasure and enhances the new C 55 AMG’s special allure.
Engine design benefits from more than three decades of AMG motor racing
Cast pistons made of aluminium are used in the cylinders. Specially developed oil-gun jets keep the pistons cooled even during peak stress. “Hand-crafted” camshafts, a newly developed double-flow induction-pressure unit and a specially tuned variable induction pipe ensure that the cylinders are optimally filled at all engine speeds and create the technical basis for the engine’s sporty character.
Newly developed AMG sport exhaust system with low emission levels
None of the emission limits in effect around the world pose any problem for the C 55 AMG. It even meets the EU4 exhaust standard scheduled to take effect in 2005. The AMG sport exhaust system with its two oval chrome-plated twin tailpipes serves as more than an eye-catcher at the back of the vehicle. Its unmistakable V8 sound also expresses the dynamic character of the new AMG V8 top model in the C-Class.
A quick look at the C 55 AMG’s most important data:
The state-of-the-art light-weight AMG engine weighs only 172kg in a dry state. The weight distribution is almost completely even, which helps vehicle handling.
Hand-made engines at the AMG plant
Once the engine is finished, the technician signs the engine tag to clearly show who is responsible for the product. The engine is then tested with simulated loads and pressure build-up at the so-called cold test bed.