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MAYBACH Typ 12 Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 2
First production year: 1929
Engines: Gasoline
 

1929 - 1931

Karl Maybach's daring design was used in a cabrio body type as well. Despite its size, the engine had a lightweight construction thanks to Maybach's pursuit of optimum power-to-weigh ratio. Although a better balance would be achieved only decades later, the engineer's solution was brilliant: in attempt to decrease mass, Maybach opted for a crankcase and cylinder head cast aluminu...

full description and technical specifications
gasoline engines:

  MAYBACH Typ 12 Cabriolet 7.0 V12

1929 - 1931

Maybach Typ 12 1929 The Typ 12 came to life at Karl’s Maybach desire to create an opulent car, equipped with a completely new engine, to honor his father Wilhelm Maybach. The vehicle was built on the previously built W3 and W5 models and the engine was the first V12 in the history of the automobile. It was made of aluminum alloy, thus the engine weighed only 510 kg with a displacement of 6...

full description and technical specifications
gasoline engines:

  MAYBACH Typ 12 7.0 V12