What Does AMG Stand for?
Mercedes-AMG® is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year as it continues to look forward into innovating with performance cars. AMG® has been known to put racing and sport performance engines in Mercedes-Benz vehicles, and in 1990, they were officially partnered with Mercedes-Benz. With AMG® being such a big part of the Mercedes-Benz brand, what does AMG® stand for?
AMG® was founded back in 1967 by automotive engineers Hans-Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher. The name AMG® is composed of the names Aufrecht, Melcher and Großaspach, which Großaspach is the name of the birthplace of Aufrecht. In just a few short years, AMG® made a name for itself during the 1971 Spa-Francorchamps 24-hour race. With their red-painted and powerful AMG® 300 SEL 6.8, the performance vehicle finished in first place for its class, as well as second place overall in the race.
After AMG® collaborated with Mercedes-Benz, the first vehicle they developed together was the C 36 AMG®. This new performance sedan model also became the first AMG® model that was ever marketed in the U.S., as well as becoming the most successful car in German Touring Car Championship history. AMG® continued to improve and innovate in the industry, as they continued to win races and acclaim for automotive enthusiasts. In fact, in 2015, MOTOR TREND awarded the 2016 Mercedes-AMG® GT S with the title of the 2015 Best Driver’s Car.
Now that you know what AMG® stands for, you can learn more about their their Mercedes-Benz performance vehicles by contacting us at Mercedes-Benz of Wilmington. You can also get a feel for the power of a Mercedes-AMG® model by scheduling a test drive of your favorite Mercedes-Benz vehicle today. Be sure to keep an eye on our new Mercedes-Benz inventory for the model that suits you best.