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Mercedes & AMG To use Electric Turbochargers...

They say that it eliminates turbo lag. I wonder how they will hold up long term.

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Re: Mercedes & AMG To use Electric Turbochargers...

I got all excited when I saw the title of this thread and thought somebody had finally invented boost that could be turned on and off like Mad Max had in 1979. Imagine my disappointment when I read that it's just a regular turbo with an electric motor to spool the turbo and eliminate lag.

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Re: Mercedes & AMG To use Electric Turbochargers...

Will they have enough cord to keep it plugged in? Reminds me of attempts to boost an engine with a leaf blower.

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Will they have enough cord to keep it plugged in? Reminds me of attempts to boost an engine with a leaf blower.
each one will come equipped with a generator trailer.

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Re: Mercedes & AMG To use Electric Turbochargers...

I think over the next few years you’ll see more electric driven items on cars and 48 volt architecture.
There have been 12 volt “superchargers” on eBay for years. They probably sucked because 12 volts is too weak.

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Re: Mercedes & AMG To use Electric Turbochargers...

Matter of time before this happened...the germans can design good stuff. Is Chrysler still involved with Mercedes...that would be my only concern.

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Matter of time before this happened...the germans can design good stuff. Is Chrysler still involved with Mercedes...that would be my only concern.
It looks like they created it with help from Garrett here in the United States. As far as Chrysler, they are owned by Fiat now.

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each one will come equipped with a generator trailer.
Can you say "Roadkill's Boost Caboose", or the 5 leaf blower Monza.
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Can you say "Roadkill's Boost Caboose", or the 5 leaf blower Monza.
That's what I was thinking.

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I think over the next few years you’ll see more electric driven items on cars and 48 volt architecture.
There have been 12 volt “superchargers” on eBay for years. They probably sucked because 12 volts is too weak.
Those 12 volt "superchargers" were mostly scams - just your basic 4" bilge fans.

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Re: Mercedes & AMG To use Electric Turbochargers...

Doing things that use lots of power makes much more sense at 48V than at 12V. Four times as much sense, actually. These guys with multi-kilowatt stereos running off the 12V system kill me. I know they really don't have any other choice, but to almost have copper bars for power conductors is funny to see.

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