AMG - Discover performance in its element...
Over 45 years ago, an overwhelming passion for motorsports translated into the creation of a unique company.
A as in Aufrecht, M as in Melcher and G as in Großaspach – the names behind these three letters are the starting point of the rapid development from a two-man operation to a global brand. The story starts in the 1960s: The two engineers Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher were working on the 300 SE racing engine in the Daimler-Benz Development department – until the company discontinued all motorsports activities.
Yet the hearts of Aufrecht and Melcher beat unabated for motorsports. In Aufrecht’s house in Grossaspach, they spent their spare time further honing the performance of the engine. In 1965, Manfred Schiek, a colleague at Daimler, went to the start in the German Touring Car Championship with the 300 SE engine that had been developed by Aufrecht and Melcher – and won ten times! Schiek’s triumph was based on the reputation of Aufrecht and Melcher as experts for sustaining and optimizing the performance of Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
Today, AMG employs a work force of more than 1100 at its plant in Affalterbach. The professionalism of AMG is defined by its pursuit of high performance, precision and efficiency.
Every AMG high performance car promises to provide outstanding performance, exciting driving pleasure and ultimate quality down to the finest detail.
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