What is Mercedes-Benz AMG?
AMG. It’s a name you hear fairly often from Mercedes-Benz, and while you might have gathered that it has something to do with the brand’s most performance-focused models, there is much more to the AMG name than that. There is a rich history behind AMG engineering and that history continues into the present with some of the world’s most impressive vehicles, including the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe, which is set to make it’s debut in 2015. So what is Mercedes-Benz AMG and how did it evolve into what we know it as today? Continue reading to find answers to those questions and a little more information about the Mercedes-AMG brand.
Originally, AMG was an independent engineering firm that specialized in adding high-performance components to Mercedes-Benz vehicles. In 1990, Daimler-Benz took control of the AMG firm and fifteen years later in 2005, it was the sole owner of the company, officially integrating the AMG name into the Mercedes-Benz brand.
While a lot has changed about AMG since its beginnings in 1967 when two engineers were tuning cars in an old mill, the principles remain the same. At the heart of those principles is a “One man, one engine” philosophy that ensures every AMG engine is engineered by one of approximately 50 AMG engine builders. When you take a look at an AMG engine, you’ll see a plaque on the top of the engine cover where the makers place their engraved signatures, so you know exactly who built the engine.
There are a number of facets of AMG models outside of their engines as well. A specialized AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive system is designed to help drivers get the most from the rich torque output and hand-crafted interior elements ensure a level of luxury many automakers try to replicate, but few can match.
Currently, there are 11 Mercedes-Benz AMG models equipped with one of five engines available throughout the lineup, not including the upcoming Mercedes-Benz AMG GT. Get behind the wheel of one of these exceptionally engineered vehicles and take performance to the next level at Loeber Motors.