Mercedes-AMG has announced that it will increase production of its V12 engines on the back of high demand for the engines.
The high-performance division of Mercedes-Benz will begin producing its V12s at the Daimler factory in Mannheim, Germany located nearby to the Mercedes headquarters in Stuttgart and AMG’s base in Affalterbach.
The factory in Mannheim provides AMG with the ability to produce more V12 engines thanks to the facility’s larger size and additional resources. It will also allow the Affalterbach site to focus solely on its high-performance V8 engines.
Discussing the news, chairman of the board of management of Mercedes-AMG Tobias Moers said “Due to the strong demand for our automobiles, our production capacities at the Affalterbach engine production facility are fully utilised. Supplying our customers as fast as possible is highly important to us. We do not have any possibilities for expansion in Affalterbach at present, so we have decided to transfer the assembly of the 12-cylinder engines to the Daimler site in Mannheim.”
AMG currently uses its twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 engine for the S65 AMG sedan, coupe and cabriolet as well as the SL65 AMG and G65 AMG.