Mercedes S-Class to Gain 3.0L Twin-Turbo V6

Formally unveiled last week with a twin-turbo 4.7-liter V8, the 2014 Mercedes S-Class will gain a new entry-level engine in later this year and it won’t be the brand’s 3.5-liter V6.

In other markets where the 2014 S-Class is sold, different powerplants will be offered including a hybrid 3.5-liter V6, a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel, and a hybrid 2.1-liter, four-cylinder turbo diesel. After that, the German automaker will release the high-performance S63 AMG with the S600 and S65 AMG models following next year.

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In addition to all of those engine options, word is that the S-Class will also make use of the 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V6 that’s found in the E400. It could end up in America down the road, but it’s a vital engine variant for the Chinese market. It is more likely that the V6 turbo will make its way to the E-Class coupe and convertible first in 2015, replacing the naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6. As for specs on the 3.0-liter V6, in the E400 is makes an estimated 329 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque.

GALLERY: 2014 Mercedes S-Class

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[Source: Car and Driver]

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