What is Mercedes-AMG®?

December 20th, 2017 by

Mercedes AMG

Almost every Mercedes-Benz class has at least one: Mercedes-AMG®. Usually, AMG® models are marked by the name of the class, followed by 43, 45, 63, or 63 S. The AMG® C-Class, for example, is offered in AMG® C 43, AMG® C 63, and AMG® C 63 S. So, what is Mercedes AMG®, and what does that distinction entail? Read on for a quick look at the start of AMG® and some of the features that make these vehicles unique.

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A Brief History

AMG® (Aufrecht, Melcher, and Großaspach) began as a two-man operation out of Burgstall. After leaving Mercedes-Benz, Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher established AMG®, and began living their dream of designing some of the highest performing engines of the time. Their first great victory came in 1971 with the AMG® Mercedes 300 SEL 6.8, which placed second at the 24 Hours of Spa—putting AMG® on the map. Now a subsidiary of Daimler AG, AMG® works with Mercedes-Benz to build luxurious vehicles with outstanding specs.

What Makes Mercedes-AMG® Cars Special?

Mercedes AMG® vehicles offer all the luxury of their Mercedes-Benz siblings, but excel in power delivery, handling, and sporty style. Every Mercedes AMG® is forged from over 500 AMG® performance parts and systems, such as:

  • Turbo engine hand-built by a Master Engine Builder
  • AMG® Performance 4MATIC® all-wheel drive
  • AMG® High-Performance Compound Braking System
  • AMG® RIDE CONTROL Sport Suspension with 3-stage damping
  • AMG® DYNAMIC SELECT® with a RACE mode
  • AMG® instrumentation with RACETIMER®
  • And much, much more

See the New AMG® Vehicles Near Spring Valley!

Fletcher Jones Imports houses the only authorized AMG® Performance Center in Nevada! Here, you’ll find a lineup of Mercedes AMG® vehicles, plus AMG® service, parts, and accessories. Contact us to schedule your tour of our AMG® Performance Center, located at 7300 West Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas, NV. We’re a short drive from Paradise and Summerlin!

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