2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG: Our Engine Builder
August 19, 2014
I'd like to meet Andreas Schulz.
I probably never will, but it would be a thrill to meet the man that built the 6.0-liter, 604-hp, twin-turbo V12 that powers our long-term 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG.
How do I know it was Mr. Schulz that painstakingly assembled our engine? Simple, he signed it.
No I'm not kidding. Every AMG engine is built by one man at the company's facility in Affalterbach, Germany. And when he is finished, and the engine is ready to be installed in a vehicle, he signs it just as Picasso signed his works.
AMG enthusiasts take this very seriously. Some communicate with their engine builders. Some send birthday cards. Others travel to Germany to say thank you in person. On the forum MBWorld there's a thread called Who built your motor? Reading through it we learned Mr. Schulz also assembled some supercharged 5.5-liter V8s.
Thank you, Andreas. If you're ever in Santa Monica please stop by. We'll go for a ride and enjoy your wonderful craftsmanship.
Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 66,035 miles