By now, you probably know that Mercedes-AMG is currently looking into turbocharging the S550’s engine oil.
The company has been working on the idea for a while now, with Mercedes-amg CEO Oliver Baumann saying in February that “we are looking into the possibility of using turbocharging to increase oil viscera-repelling performance”.
So, when Mercedes-Ampac is ready to unveil its turbocharged engine oil for the S650, it’s going to be an important announcement, and the first time we’ll be seeing any turbocharged oil for an A-Class sedan.
The new engine oil will come in four sizes: 4.6L, 6.5L, 7.0L and 8.0Z.
The 6.0-liter turbocharged version of the Mercedes A-class will be available with the V-6 (V-12) and V-8 (V6 turbo) versions, the latter of which will use the same fuel-saving technology as the turbocharged versions.
The 8.1-liter version of this turbocharged model will be made available with an all-new, 6-speed automatic transmission, which means it’ll come standard with a paddle shifter and the new automatic gearbox, which is set to come standard on all turbocharged S550 models from 2019 onwards.
The 4.5-liter V-12 turbocharged edition will come with a hybrid transmission, while the 6.7-liter 8.5V-16 will come standard for the 8.3-liter engine.
Both versions will come equipped with an aluminum exhaust system with a four-element “V-shape” and a carbon-fiber exhaust tip.
Mercedes-Amg says that the engine oil in these engines will “bring out the best of the car’s characteristics”.
The Mercedes-based carmaker will be making the turbocharger available to all models from the new S550 starting in 2020.
The 8.2-liter and 8 and 8Z versions of the turbocharging technology will be the only ones that get it, however.
As for what you can expect from the engine-oil swap, we can expect a range of improvements, including a lower viscosities and improved aerodynamics.
As we noted previously, the new engine oils are designed to help the engine perform better, and we think that these new engine-oils are going to help boost the performance of the new Mercedes-powered A-classes.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the developments, as the Mercedes AMG is in the midst of a new era with the new A-series, and Mercedes-ampac has some interesting things on the cards.