Today, as the performance division of Mercedes-Benz, AMG creates some of the most sought-after vehicles in the world. They're the product of skilled craftsmen, designers and engineers who live to test the limits, and one shared conviction: on the road to driving performance, short cuts never win the race.watch the video
In June 1967, Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher found the AMG company.
AMG’s first major motor sport success. During the 24-hour race in Spa, Hans Heyer and Clemens Schickentanz sit in the cockpit of the AMG 300 SEL 6.8.
The AMG 450 SLC, named ‘Mampe’ after its main sponsor, comes in third at its debut race in Monza in 1978.
Right from the start, AMG is known as a vendor of high-performance vehicles and as a specialist in the field of customisation.
The AMG 300 CE 5.6 – known as ‘The Hammer’ – is the fastest production vehicle in the world.
AMG teams up with Mercedes-Benz and enters the stage of the still relatively new German Touring Car Championship (DTM).
Another milestone in the company history of AMG: a cooperation agreement is signed with Daimler-Benz AG.
The Mercedes-Benz C 36 AMG: the first car developed in the new partnership with Daimler-Benz is launched.
AMG enters the race with its CLK-GTR and wins theFIA GT championships.Drivers include Bernd Schneider, Klaus Ludwig and Mark Webber.
For the second year running, AMG easily dominates the field in the FIA GT race series and wins the championship.
AMG becomes Mercedes-AMG Ltd. Hans Werner Aufrecht transfers 51% of his shares to Daimler.
Introduction of the AMG 5.5-litre V8 compressor engine, with 500 h.p. and 720 Nm of torque.
In a benchmark test by the trade magazine auto motor und sport, the SL 55 AMG beats even the super sports cars – even though it is way below their price class.
Winners at the Engine of the Year Awards in the Best High-Performance Engine category: the AMG 5.5-litre V8 compressor engine and, in 2004, the AMG 6.0-litre V12 bi-turbo engine.
The most successful DTM car – known as the CLK DTM AMG – is licensed for road use, limited to just 100 cars.
AMG’s most successful model to date is launched: the new C 63 AMG.
AMG’s most successful model to date is launched: the new C 63 AMG.
At the 2009 and 2010 International Engine of the Year Awards, Mercedes-AMG comes first in the Best High- Performance Engine category.
The SLS AMG, born in Affalterbach, captivates the hearts of car lovers all over the world.
Car enthusiasts go wild over the C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series.
The M 157 is the most efficient V8 bi-turbo engine in the world and is used in vehicles such as the E 63 AMG. The SLK 55 AMG is powered by the new fuel-efficient M 152 V8 engine.
AMG celebrates 45 yearsof driving performance.In Dubai, the SLS AMG GT3wins its first 24-hour race.
A dynamic start in the compact class: The new AMG 2.0-Litre turbo engine is the world’s most powerful series-produced four-cylinder engine and guarantees exceptional performance for the A 45 AMG and the CLA 45 AMG.
AMG acceleration with four-wheel drive: AMG Performance 4MATIC actively distributes power and torque to all four wheels.
It's the home of Mercedes-AMG, and it's a hotbed of world-class engineering and old world craftsmanship. Go behind the scenes in this Mercedes-AMG factory tour to see what goes into each and every AMG, and even catch a glimpse of one AMG that you might not know about.
Every AMG engine is hand built from start to finish by one of about 50 AMG Master Engine Builders in a special facility.
As the final step in the assembly process, the engine-maker affixes a plaque engraved with his signature to the engine cover. It's an enduring reminder that even the heart of a Mercedes-AMG has a soul.
AMG 2.0 Litre is a 4-cylinder petrol engine with turbocharging developed independently by Mercedes-AMG. All of the components relevant to performance and strength have been newly developed and optimised.
The AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo petrol engine delivers exceptional performance with an unrivalled power output range of up to 375 kW and 700 Nm of torque. The engine is notable for low emissions and the world's best fuel economy in this segment.
The AMG 5.5-litre biturbo engine combines performance with efficiency to a previously unknown extent. This is made possible by a unique combination of innovative high-tech systems such as direct petrol injection with piezo injector, twin turbochargers, air/water inter-cooling and the Controlled Efficiency ECO Start-Stop function.
The AMG 6-litre V12 biturbo engine has been comprehensively revised. It is not just the inner qualities of the AMG 6-litre V12 biturbo engine that impress. The powerplant's looks are as inspiring as its performance: the high-quality carbon-fibre and aluminium engine cover reflects the exceptional character of the powerful twelve-cylinder unit.
While the hand-built engines usually steal the spotlight, the AMG approach to raising heart rates is anything but one-dimensional. It's about using all the weapons in the engineering arsenal to create a high-performance driving experience that's simply without equal.
With each successive generation, AMG engines produce more muscle more efficiently, but it's the job of AMG transmissions to refine that power and deliver it with both speed and precision. Advanced gearboxes, up to four selectable driving modes, and racing-derived features including dual- or multi-clutch technology are more than up to the task.
In a Mercedes-AMG, everything from weight distribution and wheel design to load transfer and frame rigidity has been engineered for responsiveness. AMG suspensions feature exclusive components and hardware, not to mention sophisticated architecture honed over years on the track. Likewise, AMG braking systems employ technologies from the world of racing like heat-conquering compound discs and carbon-ceramic construction.
At AMG, what you hear when you put your foot down is just as important as what you feel. More than just tuned for performance, AMG exhaust systems are acoustically tuned to unleash the muscular growl of AMG engines during acceleration and downshifts, as well as when you fire the ignition. At cruising speeds, you're treated to a mellow yet throaty reminder of the power within.
Based on legendary Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC technology, the AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive system is not only engineered to preserve the signature AMG feel while making the best use of available torque - it´s also up to 35% lighter than comparable systems. Which means it's a force to be reckoned with.
Even at first glance, you can tell there's something different about a Mercedes-AMG. The sharpened profile. The wider wheel arches. The road-hugging lower bodywork. At the AMG Design Center in Affalterbach, the aggressive character of Mercedes-AMG takes shape based on the advanced, high-performance technology beneath its skin.
On many AMG models, distinctive bulges on the hood draw the eye and the mind to the hand-built powerhouse beneath.
High-performance handling calls for enhanced road grip, which is delivered by wider axle tracks on most models, as well as wider tires.
Used in auto racing to manage airflow exiting from under the vehicle, most AMG models incorporate it as a functional or stylistic element.
From the sport steering wheel with aluminum shift paddles, to the sport seats and special instrumentation, the purpose of a Mercedes-AMG is clear.
A signature element of AMG bodystyling, it features enlarged vents at both corners to channel air to the engine.
In a Mercedes-AMG, impeccable craftsmanship isn't confined to the engine compartment. Every element is conceived and created to outperform in every arena, including its ability to catch the eye of a discerning driver. From the finishing of the cabin appointments to the calibration of the running gear, an AMG automobile represents the seamless intersection of high-tech engineering and handcrafted excellence.
Finishing touches are made in the application of an embroidered AMG logo.
An AMG Master Engine Builder affixes an engine plaque to his handiwork.
A leather seat cover is meticulously shaped to ensure an exact fit.
After stitching, excess material is carefully removed from a leather seat cover.
The AMG seal is debossed into premium leather upholstery using a metal die.
An identifiable oversize, multi-piston AMG front brake caliper.
AMG perforated front brake rotor is installed on a front axle.
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The high performance division of Mercedes-Benz - AMG vehicles are hand built, using a "one man, one engine" philosophy.Find out More