A memo that has been sent around the USA dealer network suggests that all Mercedes-Benz V8-powered models will be suspended for all of 2022 due to a supply chain issue. This includes offerings from the manufacturer’s AMG performance and premium Maybach stable.
A post found on reddit with an accredited memo supplied as proof suggests that these Mercedes-Benz V8-powered models include derivatives with the 63 and 580 nomination. The Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 has also been affected but the S580, both Benz and Maybach, will continue to be supplied.
Unfortunately for North American consumers, this includes models that have already been ordered for 2022. The 2021 year Mercedes-Benz V8-powered models will continue to be sold throughout the remainder of the year.
The user further states that this is not permanent so production of Mercedes-Benz V8-powered models may resume once supply chain issues are sorted out.
The memo handed to the moderators of the r/Cars subreddit states “MBAG has prioritised its focus to comply with various global, external and internal requirements, as well as several other factors, including but not limited to, challenges in the supply chain that have an impact on the product portfolio offered in the US market.”
USA-sourced Mercedes-Benz V8-powered models are assembled in Tuscaloosa, Alabama but prominent parts such as the M177 and M178 twin-turbo 4,0-litre V8 engine is derived from the manufacturer’s German headquarters. It’s not yet clear if such restrictions have been placed on the South African market and no official word on the matter has been provided by Daimler as yet.