Motorsport and high-performance engines

Emotion and highly sophisticated technology are two idiosyncrasies of motorsport that underscore MAHLE’s decades of commitment in major national and international racing series.

Mastering the challenges of component and systems development is our passion. Nowhere else are engine components and systems subjected to such harsh loads. The wide variety and extreme boundary conditions of motorsport are often the driving force behind new MAHLE developments for large-scale production.

All of the core processes for motorsport are housed together in the MAHLE motorsport plant in Fellbach/Germany. In addition to development and design, production and sales are also located here. Among the products manufactured are pistons and cylinder liners for motorsport and high-performance series engines, piston pins, connecting rods, and water pumps. Processing steps, such as NIKASIL® coating or honing bushingless cylinder crankcases, are also implemented here.

The MAHLE locations in Great Britain are specialists in high-performance engines for street vehicles. In Worcester and Wellingborough, cylinder heads and engine blocks are cast and machined, and complete engines are assembled in series production. High-quality bearing shells for motorsport engines are manufactured in the Kilmarnock plant.

In the USA, MAHLE Motorsports formed in 2000, and has established itself as the leading motorsport supplier for pistons and piston rings. MAHLE Motorsports also provides local development and production for American racing series, like NASCAR.