AMG chief Tobias Moers has announced the V12 6.0-liter engine will not be discontinued in the foreseeable future.

In an interview with Autocar, Moers said the twelve cylinder engine will have to be overhauled and will be electrified as a method to meet more stringent CO2 emissions. Due to cost concerns, AMG will not add four cylinders to the newly developed twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter but instead will focus on optimizing the old V12 since the customer base is small and doesn't justify making such a significant investment.

Moers also mentioned there aren't any plans to build a hypercar since "AMG is not at that level to do that. Not yet at least." He went on to say a Black Series model is not in the pipeline at the moment but we already know the GT will receive the treatment several years from now.

Starting with the GT and C63s, all fully fledged AMG models will be sold with the "Mercedes-AMG" branding. Moers specified the GT will not get an all-wheel drive version nor any diesel engines, but all future rear-wheel drive AMGs will be equipped as standard with a limited slip differential.

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