June 1 2017
50th Anniversary of AMG
50 years ago today, the world renowned Mercedes-Benz performance brand was born. The 50th Anniversary of AMG is an extremely important mark for the Mercedes-AMG Line. From creating the first workshop in an old mill in 1967 to becoming a leader in performance vehicles, the motorsports heritage still and always will be a part of a big part of this company. To see more of the Performance division, check out the success on the F1 circuit.
Creation of AMG
Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher founded AMG in 1967. The letters “AMG” stand for Aufrecht, Melcher and Großaspach (Aufrecht’s birth town). Both with a passion for motorsport they set out to develop the best racing engines possible. The successes of racing tuned Mercedes-Benz vehicles later developed into a partnership between the 2 brands in 1993. Since the partnership many legendary vehicles have been crafted, each following the philosophy of “one man, one engine.”
AMG has quickly become the industry leader in performance luxury vehicles, to the point where you can hear an AMG before you see it. Combining the luxury of Mercedes-Benz with the performance of a rocket has been an unstoppable formula. Every model is unique in its own way but each prove to create a very special experience every time they’re driven.
A new face of AMG has recently been created with the release of the GT series. The first sports car fully designed and developed by the Performance Division. The GT sets precedent for design and engineering of future vehicles in the line-up, a future that’s here to stay and continue to be successful.
For the F1 fans out there, see the incredible amount of success Mercedes-AMG has been having – Mercedes-AMG F1 Site
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