Most car enthusiasts know that cars tend to lose some power with age and use, since wear can affect the interior of a car. In this episode of LegitStreetCars on YouTube, the presenter Alex shows what kind of horsepower can dampen the engine of his AMG blender after nearly twenty years and 178,000 miles of abuse.
This car is & # 39; rocado & # 39; as they say. He has been beaten, driven hard, crumbled, and rearranged together. Probably not worth much more than the $ 200 Alex paid for the car. Judging from the missing inlet pipes and the poor quality booper welding exhaust, the chipped bondo oxide repair and the horrible paint, it has not been taken care of very well.
At the risk of completely exploiting the engine, the owner decides to give it a few laps on the test bench to see exactly what is under the hood after all this time. As a benchmark, the M113 4.3-liter, 4.3-valve V8 M19 from Mercedes AMG C43 was factory-qualified with 306 horsepower and 302 lb-ft of torque. That classification, keep in mind, is on the steering wheel, while a dynamometer measures the power on the wheels.
With an automatically equipped car, you can usually expect at least 15% loss of power when you go over the numbers of crankshaft to wheel numbers, which would give the car about 260 hours of power to the new wheels. More than three races, this particular car averaged 231 horsepower and 225 lb-ft of torque. Of course, it is unlikely that this combined Merc is still capable of a time of 5.7 seconds 0-60, but that loss of power seems reasonable enough for me.