Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division is considering to use different types of fuel in the future to power its high performance cars, according to WHATCAR that is. This is further fueled by the recent confirmation that the company will build an electric-powered SLS AMG that can output up to 526hp and 880Nm of torque.
When asked about developing and using high performance diesel engines, AMG’s product manager Oliver Wiech said, “We are taking an open view and looking at lots of options, but if you look at our announcement on the electric SLS, you can see what is in the future.”
Recent diesel engines are very efficient and they can also offer bags of power, especially since they can produce very high torque. For example, BMW’s 530d is able to generate 245hp and a 540Nm of torque from its 3.0 litre 6-cylinder powerplant.