The automotive world is dominated by three-letter acronyms but while some, like ABS, merely signify a certain feature or technology, others, such as AMG, refer to a rich heritage of and dedication to motorsport performance and dynamic driving excitement.
In 1967, Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher founded AMG to honor just that dedication. Forty-five years later the group is looking back on the legend they have created while also promising an exciting future.
AMG is now synonymous with Mercedes-Benz performance, just as SRT signifies the top performers at Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep. For model year 2013 there are 17 AMG vehicles offered in the U.S. including the new SLS GT AMG in roadster and coupe variants.
SLS was the first vehicle developed independently by the Mercedes-AMG division when it was unveiled in 2009. It’s 6.3-liter V-8 engine is hand-assembled according to the traditional “one man, one engine” philosophy.
Mercedes-AMG applies its techniques to vehicles from each segment be they coupe, sedan, sport ute, or even wagon – 22 models globally right now with plans to increase that to 30 in the future. Recently, the company announced plans it will launch the new A 45 AMG in Europe and other markets in 2013, although it said it will not be available in the U.S.