Many advertised for years now, the impending death of the engine of twelve cylinders. Architecture is perhaps ancient, that it has been in use since the 40s of the last century in high-performance engines. The 90s were its period of greatest popularity, without a doubt. A time in which the money flowed and everyone seemed like a good idea that your vehicle of representation susurrase a melody of twelve spark plugs and 48 valves. Although it’s becoming less abundant, there still is hope: Mercedes-AMG has announced that increases the production of its V12.
engine production V12 AMG you will still, under the philosophy of “one man, one engine”.
Certainly, none of the V12 manufactured by Mercedes is atmospheric, with the exception of some V12 craft for Pagani, in numbers almost ridiculously low. If we talk about production motors, they are all Biturbo 6.0-litre, capable of developing a minimum of 530 HP. The interesting news is that this announcement refers only to the AMG, whose final output is nothing less than 630 horsepower and maximum torque of 1,000 Nm. A couple limited by electronics not to shred the automatic gearbox of the car.
Up to the time the production was carried out entirely in the workshops of AMG in Affalterbach, but the excess demand of the V12 has prompted Mercedes to launch another workshop in Mannheim, where it will produce an exclusive twelve-cylinder. The factory in Affalterbach will be dedicated exclusively to produce the V8 Biturbo and the rabid four-cylinder engine AMG front engine cross. In addition, this new productive capacity could respond to the future needs of Aston Martin, which will use engines V12 Biturbo in your DB11.
At least some things still going well in the world, and the uncertain future of the V12 Mercedes has disappeared.