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The History of Mercedes Benz and AMG

AMG has a long and proud history when it comes to making Mercedes-Benz vehicles faster, both on the road and the racetrack. Here’s everything you need to know about the AMG performance division of Mercedes-Benz.

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The History of AMG and Mercedes Benz: What You Need to Know

Mercedes-Benz has enriched the automobile industry and there have been numerous occasions when the brand has surpassed its standards by launching something innovative and incredible. A prime example of Mercedes Benz’s commitment to excellence can be found within its AMG division.

When Did AMG Begin?

In 1967, two friends and engineers, Hans-Werner Aufrecht (the A in AMG) and Erhard Melcher (the M in AMG) created their company after building their first Mercedes-Benz 300 SE for the German circuit racing championship in their hometown of Großaspach (the G in AMG)

This first car was a ‘tuned-up’ version of the 300 SEL 6.3. The two friends reduced the weight of the car and increased its power by 178 horsepower.

The Rise of AMG

By the mid 1980s, AMG was well into its stride and able to not only tune pre-existing products, but to do so to such an extent that the resulting cars deserved to be thought of as models in their own right. However, it wasn’t until 1986 that AMG rose into the global automotive psyche with a car that would become known as ‘The Hammer’.

The Joining of AMG and Mercedes Benz

By 1990, the relationship between Mercedes and AMG was formalized. This led not only to providing Mercedes with AMG’s credibility, but also allowing AMG to sell cars through Mercedes dealers with Mercedes-backed warranties. Most significantly, Mercedes and AMG began working together on product design.

AMG Mercedes Benz vs Non-AMG Mercedes Benz

AMG Mercedes Benz cars are higher trims of Mercedes models. They are specially designed and tuned for providing extra power. The brand’s engineering team builds the engines by hand with extra care and great effort following the famous Mercedes Benz philosophy: One Man, One Engine.


AMG Productions Are Not Just About Racing

The modern AMG productions are not just about racing. Although racing and powerful engines are still at the heart of it, it also focuses on putting high-performance engines in an array of most popular Mercedes-Benz models. It has evolved over the years, but its dedication and commitment to manufacturing the best possible engine are still the same.


Explore the AMG Mercedes Benz Lineup

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