These days, everyone seems to act like the inline six-cylinder engine is the sole purview of BMW. But tons of other car companies used to make straight sixes only to abandon them for the more packageable V6, including Mercedes-Benz. According to one new report, that might change soon. More AMG straight sixes, please!
The UK's Autocar reports that Mercedes is planning to bring back the inline six as part of a new modular engine series that can have three, four or six cylinders in a row. This new engine could debut as soon as 2016 in the next-generation E-Class, as well as in a mid-cycle refresh of the forthcoming C-Class sedan.