As a one hundred percent subsidiary of Daimler AG, Mercedes-AMG GmbH is specialised in the development of unique high-performance vehicles from Mercedes-Benz. Throughout the world, the brand's sporty saloons, coupés, SUVs, cabriolets and roadsters stand for cutting-edge technology, exclusivity and dynamic driving enjoyment – in short: hallmark AMG "Driving Performance".
Image: Mercedes-AMG GT (fuel consumption combined: 9.4 - 9.1 l/100 km, combined CO? emissions: 215 - 209 g/km*)
For the purposes of developing the performance vehicles, the AMG engineers are involved in the development process for a new Mercedes-Benz model directly from the planning phase. Mercedes-AMG works in parallel on an independent vehicle and is responsible for the drivetrain, chassis, brake system, electronics, design and aerodynamics of the AMG model, as well as for the testing. Fully independently developed sports cars, such as the Mercedes-AMG GT and the gull-wing Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, underscore the brand's independence in terms of engineering and visual design and also make their mark in impressive style in international racing series in accordance with FIA's GT3 rules.
The high-performance engines on board the AMG models are traditionally assembled by hand by a single engine fitter. In accordance with AMG's "One Man – One Engine" philosophy, a single technician is responsible for a complete engine, as documented by the corresponding signature on the AMG engine badge.
The brand's product range further includes the new AMG Sport models, which offer an entry-level introduction to the AMG brand world. With increased engine power, all-wheel-drive as standard and special chassis components and brake systems, they allow a broader clientele to experience the fascination of AMG's special DNA.
About the beginnings …
Mercedes-AMG was founded in 1967 by Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher, two former Daimler-Benz engineers. Initially based in the Swabian town of Burgstall, in 1976 the company moved to Affalterbach, where its plant is still located today.
Mercedes-AMG GmbH has belonged to Daimler AG since 2005. Mercedes-AMG GmbH has a workforce of over 1300 today and is managed by Tobias Moers (Chairman of the Board of Management), Emmerich Schiller and Günter Ohler.