Driving Performance since 1967.
A as in Aufrecht, M as in Melcher and G as in Gross-Aspach.
AMG – the names behind these three letters are at the starting point of the lightning development from a two-man operation into the global Mercedes-AMG Performance brand.
A flying start.
The story begins in the 1960s: Engineers Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher work on the 300 SE racing engine in the development department at Daimler-Benz – until the company stops all motor sports activities.
In 1967 they found the "Aufrecht Melcher Großaspach Engineering Bureau, Design and Testing for the Development of Racing Engines". The company is based in a former mill in the neighbouring village of Burgstall. Very soon the engines reworked there are a must for private racing teams.
In 1971 the 24-hour race of Spa goes down in the annals as the first sporting milestone: Class victory and second place in the overall ranking for the AMG Mercedes 300 SEL 6.8. A heavy luxury saloon dupes the lighter-weight racing car competitors – a perfect sensation, and the name AMG travels the world.
From the 70s until the end of the 90s AMG builds upon their exceptional reputation in the field of sports cars. There follow years of growth, in which AMG equips more and more Mercedes models with performance technology.
Consistent further evolution.
In 1990 a cooperation contract was signed, in 1999 DaimlerChrysler AG then bought a 51 percent share, becoming majority shareholder, becoming sole owner in 2005.
Today Mercedes-AMG GmbH has a staff of over 1100 in Affalterbach. The endeavour to reach top performance, precision and efficiency is part of the professional self-conception of AMG. Every AMG High-Performance car promises exceptional performance, fascinating driving enjoyment and the highest level of quality right down to the last detail.
In the framework of the "AMG Performance 50" strategy, every new AMG model aspires to be the market leader in terms of fuel consumption and emission levels. Many AMG vehicles are already today "best in class" in terms of fuel consumption, emissions, top power output and torque.