Watch a woman assemble a Mercedes M159 V8 for an SLS AMG - Program to allow owners to build their own AMG motors coming?
Sport Auto recently sent a female editor to the AMG factory in Affalterbach, Germany to assembly an M159 V8. We mention she is female as there are no female AMG engine builders currently on the AMG team and also to show that with guidance from these engineers she was able to put together the Mercedes M159. A customer engine assembly program may be started soon (similar to what Chevy allows Corvette owners to do). How cool would it be to assemble your own motor?Here are the pictures of the assembly with some great M159 shots.AMG engineer monitors progress as assembly beings including placement of the crankshaft:Working on the connecting rods and inserting the pistons each of which have an arrow denoting which direction they should be facing:Next the plates, chains, and gears:The M159 is dry sump so no oil pan, sealing up the cover, inserting the headgasket and cylinder heads:Final assembly, overview, and completion: