Mercedes and AMG to develop greener cars
Cutting CO2 emissions is now a priority for all the automakers. Mercedes Benz and its performance division AMG feels the pressure even more as the European Commission intends to cut down the average CO2 emissions of all new cars to 120 grams per kilometer by 2012.
Wolf Zimmerman, chief operating officer of Mercedes- AMG says humself, “That is not easy. Together with Mercedes we are around 170 grams, so it is a long way to go. Believe me, the world will change dramatically in the next 10 years."
It’s not the first time we hear that AMG will introduce gasoline direct-injection engines and start/stop technology in its entire lineup by 2012. There is also a rumor about AMG working on a powerful V8 diesel model which will create more than 516 lb-ft of torque as well as hybrid technology. Expect some greener AMG cars very soon