HISTORY OF AMG

AMG Engineers Hans-Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher - 1967

1967. AMG Is Born

Automotive engineers Hans-Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher start AMG in an old mill in Burgstall, Germany. Their mission: to develop and test racing engines for Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

1971 300 SEL 6.8 AMG  - 24 Hours of Spa - Mercedes AMG

1971. Making Headlines

Shocking a field of smaller cars, the 300 SEL 6.8 AMG finishes 1st in its class and 2nd overall in the grueling 24 Hours of Spa. AMG is on the automotive map.

Mercedes AMG Finds Home in Affalterbach - 1976

1976. A Home in Affalterbach

With customer requests for highly individualized, high-performance vehicles increasing, AMG outgrows the old Burgstall mill and sets up shop in the town of Affalterbach.

Winning Ways - AMG wins 1980 Touring Car Grand Prix

1980. Winning Ways

AMG reasserts its motorsports prowess with a victory in the Touring Car Grand Prix on the legendary Nürburgring in a 375-hp 450 SLC AMG Coupe.

The 1986 300E AMG 5.6 dubbed The Hammer

1986. The Hammer Drops

With an unheard-of top speed of nearly 190 mph and 375 lb-ft of brute torque, the refined-looking 300E AMG 5.6 is dubbed "The Hammer."

Daimler-Benz and AMG join forces in 1990

1990. Joining Forces

Daimler-Benz and AMG sign an official agreement of cooperation. By 2005, AMG becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler.

C63 AMG - First US AMG Model

1993. First of its Kind

The C36 AMG, the first car jointly developed by Mercedes-Benz and AMG, begins production. In two years, it becomes the first AMG model ever marketed in the U.S.

C63 AMG - Most Successful Car in German Touring Car Championship History

1994. Repeat Performance

AMG's dominance on the track continues, with the new C36 AMG. The C-Class will go on to become the most successful car in German Touring Car Championship history.

2002 5.5 Liter AMG V-8 engine SL55 - Mercedes AMG

2002. Supercharged

Equipped with a supercharger - "kompressor" in German - the revolutionary 5.5-liter AMG V-8 engine debuts in the next-generation SL55 with an output of nearly 500 horsepower. Both the vehicle and its powerplant are legends on arrival.

Titan of Twelve - 2005 CL65 AMG Coupe

2004. Titan of Twelve

Courtesy of the new 6.0-liter biturbo V-12 AMG engine under its hood, the 2005 CL65 AMG Coupe launches with a staggering output of no less than 603 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque.

Engine of Change - First Series-Produced Engine by AMG

2006. Engine of Change

The first series-produced engine developed wholly by AMG is unveiled. A 6.3-liter V-8, it reigns as one of the most powerful naturally aspirated engines in production.

Limited Black Series AMG SLK55 - Mercedes AMG

2006. Seeing Black

In Europe, the new AMG Performance Studio introduces its limited-production Black Series line with the SLK55. Boasting higher performance through racing-derived technology, the Black Series arrives on U.S shores the following year with the CLK63.

2007 AMG C63 - Mercedes AMG

2007. A New Era

Coinciding with the company's 40th anniversary, AMG launches the groundbreaking C63. With exclusive AMG styling inside and out, the most powerful production C-Class ever also establishes a new design aesthetic unique to AMG.

The SLS AMG - First AMG Developed Fully In-House

2010. Instant Icon

AMG introduces its first vehicle developed entirely in-house: the SLS AMG. A super sports car with gullwing doors, it earns accolades and admiration the world over.

M157 - 5.5.-liter Biturbo V-* AMG engine

2010. Dynamic Duo

Given the internal designation "M157", the new 5.5-liter biturbo V-8 AMG engine premieres in the S63. Thanks in part to a pair of turbochargers, the M157 is not only more powerful than its larger, naturally aspirated predecessor, but also 25% more fuel-efficient.

2013 SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive

2012. Electrifying Performance

The 2013 launch of the zero-local-emissions SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive for the European market is announced. Using technology from Formula 1, it will be the fastest electrically powered car on earth.