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#12 of 17 Re: Mercedes' new 32-valve V8 [greentea]
Oct 25, 2005 (8:19 pm)
Yeah I'm not sure why they waited until now to remame the car the S550 because the "S500" that went on sale in Europe last month has the same exact engine. Yes the old DOHC 32V V8 was a monster back in the day, and the particular hp/torque figures you qouted are from its application in the legendary W124 500E/E500 of the early nineties. Abosolutely loved that car!
Well as always a new engine starts out in one model and the spreads rather quickly. Yep for 2007 I'm betting on a CLK550, CLS550, E550, ML550, R550, GL550, and SL550. Question is where does the related 4.6L V8 with 335 hp fit in beyond the S450? I can't see anything past maybe a M, R, and GL450 being sold here.
Jun 27, 2006 (3:42 am)
Any updates on when it will make it into the ML? The dealers seem to think not this year.
#14 of 17 Re: ML550 [cassiri]
Jun 27, 2006 (10:38 pm)
For some reason both the ML500 and R500 keep the old V8 for the 2007 model year. Not sure why.
#15 of 17 when will we see a ml550
Jul 25, 2006 (7:10 pm)
i am very close to buying a ml500 - however to get an 07 i have to wait until oct 1st.
does anybody have any idea when we are likely to see the 550 block in the ml?
#16 of 17 Re: when will we see a ml550 [oddy]
Jul 25, 2006 (10:41 pm)
I have no idea and clearly don't understand as to why the 07' ML keeps the old 5L V8. Every other "500" changes to a "550" model for 07' except the ML/R500 models.
#17 of 17 ML550
Aug 30, 2006 (4:34 am)
I have a 2002 ML500. I am waiting for the ML550. It will likely be announced around the end of 2006 or early 2007.