“I Think There Will Be a Future” for the V-8, Says Mercedes-AMG Boss

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“I Think There Will Be a Future” for the V-8, Says Mercedes-AMG Boss

Mercedes’ parent company Daimler has officially ceased development of all-new combustion engines, instead focusing on upgrading its current powerplants ahead of a wholesale transition to EVs. Don’t confuse that with discarding internal combustion engines entirely though. According to the man at the helm of AMG, there’s still a future for the V-8 under the Three-Pointed Star.

In an interview with Road & Track, Mercedes’s head of the Top End Vehicle Group, Philipp Schiemer, said he expects the V-8 engine to stick around for a decade or so.

“I think there will be a future, yes,” Schiemer, who oversees AMG, Maybach, and the G-Class said. “I think for the next ten years we will see the V-8s, for sure. We have a lot of customers who love their cars and I still think that we will see those people buying the [V-8] cars for a long time.”

He added that Mercedes is racing V-8 cars all over the world, citing GT3 and GT4 programs that have brought the company’s trademark eight-cylinder bellow to tracks in Europe, America, China, and Australia. For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.

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