Not So Fast: Mercedes AMG Head Says Despite Company Turning To Electric Vehicles, He Sees A Future For V-8’s

Mercedes may no longer be developing all-new combustion engines, but expect the AMG V-8 to stick around for a decade



Mercedes’ parent company Daimler has officially ceased development of all-new combustion engines, instead focusing on upgrading its current powerplants ahead of a wholesale transition to EVs. Don’t confuse that with discarding internal combustion engines entirely though.

According to the man at the helm of AMG, there’s still a future for the V-8 under the Three-Pointed Star.

In an interview with Road & Track, Mercedes’s head of the Top End Vehicle Group, Philipp Schiemer, said he expects the V-8 engine to stick around for a decade or so.

“I think there will be a future, yes,” Schiemer, who oversees AMG, Maybach, and the G-Class said. “I think for the next ten years we will see the V-8s, for sure. We have a lot of customers who love their cars and I still think that we will see those people buying the [V-8] cars for a long time.”

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