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Video: 2014 Mercedes AMG Petronas 1.6 V6 F1 engine sound

To build excitement and anticipation for next year’s Formula One season, which will see all teams running a 1.6-litre V6 engine, Mercedes AMG Petronas has released a video giving us some sound clips of its new unit.


The new 1.6-litre heavily boosted turbocharged V6 unit is capable of revving to 15,000rpm. The turbocharger is also able to spin up to 125,000rpm.

As you can hear in the video, the engine sounds quite buzzy compared with the current crop of V8s. It also sounds a bit like a video game. It will be interesting to hear the complete field all revving down the main straight with a similar sound in 2014.

Click play below to take a listen.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.