M 148 searchlight engine goes into production

  • Date
    May 1941
  • Description

    The M 148 searchlight engine goes into production at the Untertürkheim plant. Originally developed for future car models, the V12 has a displacement of 6 litres and delivers 105 hp / 77 kW as a searchlight engine. More than 700 units are produced by mid-1943. Additionally, more than 2,600 units of the improved M 173 with 6.5 litres displacement and 125 hp / 92 kW are built.

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