In an even greater technical tour de force than before, the V8 engine has grown to five litres and now has twin-cam heads with four valves per cylinder. Power goes up to 320bhp, but the big difference is low-end pulling power. The popular automatic gearbox option is now a Mercedes four-speed. Intelligent cooling system features louvres in the air intake that are computer-controlled to change their angle in line with coolant temperature. When closed the car is more aerodynamic. Smoother front and rear bumpers give the looks a lift, and there’s a much larger rear spoiler.
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Independent, double wishbones, coil springs, telescopic damper struts
Independent, Weissach axle, upper transverse torsion bars, semi-trailing arms, coil springs, telescopic dampers
rack and pinion