Mercedes-Benz S-Class W222 Has Highest Daily Production Output Ever

With over 1.49 million vehicles to be manufactured during the entire 2013 year, Mercedes-Benz is quite literally on a roll, but this is proving to be both a blessing and a curse.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class W222 Production Line 1 photo
Photo: Daimler AG
The blessing is naturally in the shape of record-breaking sales and production numbers, which are always good for business and for the overall health of the three-pointed star manufacturer.

The curse may be the fact that most Mercedes-Benz plants are now in overdrive, with certain models even getting delayed delivery dates in the first months of the upcoming year.

The S-Class W222, for example, is currently running to full capacity in a two-shift operation at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Sindelfingen. No less that 460 units are built per day, making for the highest daily output ever for the “Sonder Klasse” (“Special Class” in German).

In just four months, no less than 12,000 units of the all-new S-Class were delivered in the US, with the Mercedes-Benz flagship sedan re-becoming the world's best sold luxury car in just a few weeks after its market launch in the summer of 2013.
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