What Is AMG?

November 1st, 2018 by

front view of four AMG models driving on a track with palm trees in the background
If you’re familiar with the Mercedes-Benz brand, then you’ve likely encountered the high-performance AMG models, like the Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 or the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 4MATIC. Learn more about AMG history and AMG models at Mercedes-Benz Burlington, and discover the power of Mercedes-Benz.

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AMG History

What does AMG stand for? Each letter represents one of the creators of the high-performance division: Aufrecht, Melcher, and Großaspach. They set out to create Mercedes-Benz engines for racing, and over the course of 50 years the division has produced top-of-the-line vehicles, with not only coupés and roadsters, but Mercedes-Benz AMG SUVs and sedans as well.

  • 1967: The origins of the AMG division emerge with Aufrecht, Melcher, and Großaspach.
  • 1980s:  The 300 E AMG 5.6 is released, boasting top speeds of 300 km/h and generating 375 lb-ft of torque.
  • 1990s: Mercedes-Benz and AMG team up for their first joint development and the first AMG model to be sold in Canada: the Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG.
  • 2000s: AMG develops and designs its first series engine, a 6.3L V8.
  • 2010s: Mercedes-Benz AMG takes the Formula 1 Constructors’ Championship, thanks to a partially electric powertrain alongside a 1.6L turbocharged V6.
  • 2018: the AMG One racecar, named to honor the Formula 1 legacy, is announced and in development, anticipated to be over 1000 hp.

Distinct AMG Features

AMG Performance:

  • Selectable driving modes for optimum performance in all road conditions
  • AMG RIDE CONTROL Sport suspension
  • AMG high-performance braking system
  • Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC all-wheel drive

AMG Design:

  • Striking twin power domes on the hood
  • AMG-inspired cockpit with a racing feel and aluminum shift paddles
  • A rear diffuser for better airflow and a sporty look
  • Enlarged vents on the AMG Front Apron for more airflow and engine power
  • A wide stance and tires for high-performance handling

Which Models Offer AMG?

There is a wide range of performance models to choose from, so you can get the body style and size you want without compromising on performance. AMG-exclusive models and select vehicles that offer AMG versions include:

  • Mercedes-Benz Sedans: C-Class (3 options), E-Class (2 options), and S-Class (2 options)
  • Mercedes-Benz Wagons: E-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz Coupés: C-Class (3 options), CLA, CLS, S-Class (2 options), GT R
  • Mercedes-Benz Convertibles & Roadsters:  C-Class (3 options), S-Class (2 options), SL (2 options), SLC, GT C
  • Mercedes-Benz SUVs: G-Class (2 options), GLA, GLC (2 options), GLE (4 options), GLS

Find a Mercedes-Benz AMG for Sale

New AMG models for sale can be found today when you shop at Mercedes-Benz Burlington near Mississauga. Contact us to schedule a test drive, learn the difference between coupes vs. sedans, and experience the thrill of AMG performance!

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