GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – AMG will introduce gasoline direct-injection engines and start/stop ignitions in an attempt to reduce the overall CO2 emissions of its entire lineup by 2012, according to www.edmunds.com.
Gasoline direct-injection engines allow for more precise combustion, which typically results in improved efficiency and reduced emissions. The start/stop feature also reduces fuel consumption by shutting the engine down when the vehicle comes to a stop and restarting it as soon as the gas pedal is pressed. Most hybrids use such a system. Direct injection is also used in various production cars already, but none of the current AMG models use the technology.
The AMG division is also considering hybrid power as a possibility.