• New electrically assisted unit to replace existing gas-driven turbos in AMG’s 2.0-litre and 4.0-litre engines
  • Company says new e-turbos feature F1-derived tech and are from those used in AMG’s 3.0-litre, six-cylinder unit

Mercedes-Benz’s AMG performance division has detailed a new electrically assisted exhaust gas turbocharger system that will appear on its next generation of models.

Claimed to draw on technology originally developed by AMG’s High Performance Powertrain division for Mercedes’ Formula 1 engine, it is planned to replace the exhaust-gas-driven turbo setups presently used by AMG on both its 2.0-litre four-cylinder and 4.0-litre V8 engines.

Described as being in the final stages of development, the new turbocharger has been designed and engineered in co-operation with Garrett Motion and is claimed to possess a different operation to the electrically…

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