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AMG Boss Says Mercedes-Benz V8s Face “Quality Issue” – MotorBiscuit

By now news has circulated 10-fold regarding Mercedes-Benz’s intention to suspend all V8 development. It came as a shock and a disappointment, considering the brand’s attachment to eight-cylinder configurations. At first Mercedes chalked it up to a green initiative, which led to the effective cancellation of the G-Wagon, as its only powerplant was a V8. Another reason was supply chain issues, which makes sense with the pandemic and the chip shortage. Now, AMG boss Philipp Scheimer, who handles Mercedes-Maybach and the G-Class, alluded to a different reason for the V8 embargo.

What is stopping the Mercedes-Benz V8?

Mercedes-Benz AMG on display in Vienna | Manfred Schmid/Getty Images

There’s little detail right now, suffice it to say Road and Track quoted Scheimer as saying the V8 suspension is due to a “quality issue”. He would not elaborate, dooming the rest of us to wild speculation. He also said the problems vary from car to car, country to country, and requires retesting each model. 

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