The dry weight of the AMG V8 engine is only 209 kilograms. The aluminium crankcase is sand-cast and produced in closed-deck design. This provides maximum strength and low weight. The two turbochargers are in a so-called "hot inside V" configuration. This allows a more compact design, optimised airflow and provides perfect incident flow for the exhaust gas turbochargers. The result: optimum response from the engine and improved emission values. In order to ensure that maximum temperature and thermal conductivity is provided, the cylinder head alloy has been refined with zircon. And for maximum durability and friction-optimised operation the cylinder-bore surfaces are coated with the NANOSLIDE® technology developed by Daimler. Our most important component part? Passionate dedication.