Mercedes-Benz Handing off all V12 Development to AMG
By Davey G. Johnson
Wholly and verily, the Mercedes-Benz V12 in AMG tune is the most astounding motor Daimler puts in a car. Yes, the last-legs 6.2-liter 6.3 V8 is a hairy, wondrous beast. The diesel V6, with enough torque to shame a Buick 455, makes short business of long-distance travel, and the twin-turbo eights are nothing to sneeze at. But still, the 12. Oh, the 12 must certainly be an atomic-powered turbine.
Post-Fukushima, people want fewer atomic things. Yet the people who do want said gadgets still really want them. As such, Benz is handing off all V12 development to the herren und damen in Affalterbach, Germany, both further marginalizing the 12 as an everyday powerplant while no doubt ensuring it's as special as it can possibly be.
Expect the next-generation S600, due for the 2014 model year, to be the first 12-cylinder non-AMG Mercedes with a powerplant developed by the company's performance arm. Expect a certain sliver of humanity to line up for such a machine. Do not cross these people. They will not cut you, but they most assuredly have minions who will.
Is this a junior high school writing project? I cannot believe someone actually employed as a writer penned this horrendous article! See the below cited transgressions:
"...the last-legs 6.2-liter 6.3 V8..." Is the engine a 6.2L or a 6.3L? Explain the company's 'displacement rounding' or clean up that garbled phrase of numerical vomit.
"But still, the 12." I can overlook this run-on as it is for effect, I believe.
"...atomic-powered turbine." As metaphors go, it simply sucks. I can't express the degree, but it is by an order of magnitude.
"Post-Fukushima, people want fewer atomic things. Yet the people who do want said gadgets still really want them." This article is causing me great pain at this point.
"Expect a certain sliver of humanity to line up for such a machine. Do not cross these people. They will not cut you, but they most assuredly have minions who will." What on earth is meant by this? We understand, by the first sentence, that there will be a very small market for these v-12 engines, but what is the point of pulling the part about cutting people and minions right out of your **** and typing it for the world to see?
If this is Autoweek, I'm glad I haven't subscribed.
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