The 43 is dead (in some cars), long live the 53

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So it’s really a 32 not a 53 with a 3 litre engine ;)

Funnily enough, this qualifies under the 2040 UK proposal as a non conventional car ;)
 

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Yip saw that yesterday Jon....why on earth do we need a 53 now?
Seems like the complications in purchasing an MB have increased somewhat...
Wonder is this one will get the badge, is it a real AMG?
Guess I’ll find out in May when I’m in Affalterbach - I can see if any 53 engines are being built there...
 

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In saying that, I did comment recently that if MB did a E63 cab i’d Be tempted....
 
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In saying that, I did comment recently that if MB did a E63 cab i’d Be tempted....

They never have though which is weird, maybe is would hit the SL a bit hard in the sales, even the E500 cab is a rare beast, did they do a E63 coupe at all???
 

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Surely it should be a 30AMG and the current 63AMG should be a 40AMG??????
Welllllllll there’s enough precedent for the 32 to be called a 32: 3.2 being replaced by a 3.0 in the lineup, but the 63 shouldn’t be a 63, the 6.3 engine was killed off and the hole plugged by an already existing size of engine.
 
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Welllllllll there’s enough precedent for the 32 to be called a 32: 3.2 being replaced by a 3.0 in the lineup, but the 63 shouldn’t be a 63, the 6.3 engine was killed off and the hole plugged by an already existing size of engine.

The 63 should never have been a 63 as it was a 6.2 V8, what should the A45 really be then???

So the 53 should be a 32 and the 63 should be a 42 if you take the 4 as the engine size and 2 as the number of turbos?? then the A/CLA/GLA45 should be the 21

Not at all confusing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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They never have though which is weird, maybe is would hit the SL a bit hard in the sales, even the E500 cab is a rare beast, did they do a E63 coupe at all???
Nope, which I’ve always thought weird. After all the SL has 2 seats and the cab has 4, which I’d find useful.
They currently do a 400 which is rare too...
 

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The 63 should never have been a 63 as it was a 6.2 V8, what should the A45 really be then???

So the 53 should be a 32 and the 63 should be a 42 if you take the 4 as the engine size and 2 as the number of turbos?? then the A/CLA/GLA45 should be the 21

Not at all confusing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And mine should be an E55 AMG....wait a minute that’s been used!
Mercedes in certain cases seem to have been using the excuse of ‘it’s the equivalent power of this engine size’ - examples in the Hybrids - the C350e isn’t of course a 3.5, but actually a 2.0 with an electric motor making it ‘feel’ like a 3.5. Complete toss in this example of course ar its a 4 pot and any decent 3.5 will be 6 or more....
 
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Which is a 3.0V6 IIRC like the 43 AMG????? Not done in wagon form either!!!!
Indeed with 322 BHP- actually there are 2 x recently joined members on here with them....
 
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I know, will have to look into E43 wagon then
Yip at least it’s the V6 Bi Turbo- confusingly I’m reading the 53 will be straight 6...need to check that out
 
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Yip at least it’s the V6 Bi Turbo- confusingly I’m reading the 53 will be straight 6...need to check that out

It appears MB are going back to IL6 engines, the new CLS is the first to have it installed
 

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That's perfectly logical- for ze Germans.
 


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