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    ML55 Next generation Supercharged

    The Mercedes dealers in Australia, reckon that the next generation ML55 will have the SL55 supercharged engine. Is this true or are they trying to lure people away from the Cayenne Turbo?

    Thanks.

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    The Mercedes dealers in Australia, reckon that the next generation ML55 will have the SL55 supercharged engine. Is this true or are they trying to lure people away from the Cayenne Turbo?

    Thanks.



    I can't tell you much about the next generation ML55 AMG, everything would be speculation.
    But I can tell you the following which is based on facts:
    1. AMG already builds a G55 AMG with the supercharged(!) V8 as a special order car.
    2. Mercedes won't let Porsche get away with the most powerful SUV on the market, especially since they practically declared "war" regarding power (the new E55, SL55, CL55 and S55 are the best examples).

    Mercedes has much more experience regarding SUVs than Porsche and I'm pretty sure we'll see a very powerful and fast ML55 AMG from Mercedes AMG.
    It would be speculation to talk about power but I'm sure that the next ML55 AMG will have at least 470 HP and at least 200 kg less weight than the current Cayenne Turbo. So you figure out how fast this thing will be.

    Don't get me wrong: the Cayenne Turbo is a wonderful SUV, I drove it twice and I can highly recommend it.
    But it is way too heavy and it shares too many parts with VW.
    Not to speak about the design which isn't too much to my personal liking.

    Re: ML55 Next generation Supercharged

    Quote:
    The Mercedes dealers in Australia, reckon that the next generation ML55 will have the SL55 supercharged engine. Is this true or are they trying to lure people away from the Cayenne Turbo?

    Thanks.



    I can't tell you much about the next generation ML55 AMG, everything would be speculation.
    But I can tell you the following which is based on facts:
    1. AMG already builds a G55 AMG with the supercharged(!) V8 as a special order car.
    2. Mercedes won't let Porsche get away with the most powerful SUV on the market, especially since they practically declared "war" regarding power (the new E55, SL55, CL55 and S55 are the best examples).

    Mercedes has much more experience regarding SUVs than Porsche and I'm pretty sure we'll see a very powerful and fast ML55 AMG from Mercedes AMG.
    It would be speculation to talk about power but I'm sure that the next ML55 AMG will have at least 470 HP and at least 200 kg less weight than the current Cayenne Turbo. So you figure out how fast this thing will be.

    Don't get me wrong: the Cayenne Turbo is a wonderful SUV, I drove it twice and I can highly recommend it.
    But it is way too heavy and it shares too many parts with VW.
    Not to speak about the design which isn't too much to my personal liking.

    It makes sense!

    My predictions:
    Next X5 with the 500hp M5 engine
    Next M class with the 500hp SL55 engine,
    Fanch.

    It makes sense!

    My predictions:
    Next X5 with the 500hp M5 engine
    Next M class with the 500hp SL55 engine,
    Fanch.

    Re: It makes sense!

    Thanks RC,

    I had thought as much, seems very logical considering the powerplant is well develped now. An ML65 has a nice ring to it!

    Re: It makes sense!

    Thanks RC,

    I had thought as much, seems very logical considering the powerplant is well develped now. An ML65 has a nice ring to it!

    Re: It makes sense!

    geez, those 4x4's will hoon. imagine that 500hp superchared v8 benz motor in the ml, with the 4wd stuff that SUV will rocket from take off. dads e55 sits there cutting power off all the way to 100km/h

    500hp+4WD=grip and rocket

    Re: It makes sense!

    geez, those 4x4's will hoon. imagine that 500hp superchared v8 benz motor in the ml, with the 4wd stuff that SUV will rocket from take off. dads e55 sits there cutting power off all the way to 100km/h

    500hp+4WD=grip and rocket

    Re: It makes sense!

    Quote:
    geez, those 4x4's will hoon. imagine that 500hp superchared v8 benz motor in the ml, with the 4wd stuff that SUV will rocket from take off. dads e55 sits there cutting power off all the way to 100km/h

    500hp+4WD=grip and rocket



    I'm only afraid that some anti-SUV groups in the US might put a lot of pressure on the US government and manufacturers to cut down power on a longterm run.
    As the US is one of the most important (if not THE most important) SUV markets on this planet, such anti-SUV action might influence further SUV development.

    Re: It makes sense!

    Quote:
    geez, those 4x4's will hoon. imagine that 500hp superchared v8 benz motor in the ml, with the 4wd stuff that SUV will rocket from take off. dads e55 sits there cutting power off all the way to 100km/h

    500hp+4WD=grip and rocket



    I'm only afraid that some anti-SUV groups in the US might put a lot of pressure on the US government and manufacturers to cut down power on a longterm run.
    As the US is one of the most important (if not THE most important) SUV markets on this planet, such anti-SUV action might influence further SUV development.

     
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