What is Mercedes-AMG®?

June 25th, 2019 by

White Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 SUV driving off road in desert

Almost every Mercedes-Benz class has at least one Mercedes-AMG® model to satisfy discerning Summerlin drivers. 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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What Does AMG® Stand for in Mercedes-Benz?

Have you always wondered, “What does AMG® mean in Mercedes-Benz?” AMG® stands for the names of the founders, Aufrecht, Melcher, and Großaspach. Beginning as a two-man operation out of Burgstall, Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher established AMG® after leaving Mercedes-Benz. 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.

Difference Between Mercedes-AMG® and Non-AMG® Cars

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 with over 500 AMG® performance parts and systems that help them pull ahead of other performance lines like the BMW M lineup, 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

How Much is a Mercedes-AMG®?

The Mercedes-AMG® lineup offers a wide selection of models to fit a variety of lifestyles around North Las Vegas. The new 2020 Mercedes-AMG® A 35 Sedan is said to be starting at $45,000* MSRP and offers a more cost-effective entry point to the AMG® lineup. Meanwhile, there are models on the higher end of the spectrum, such as the AMG® SL 63 Roadster with its starting MSRP of $154,450*. Whether you’re looking for a model with all the bells and whistles, a more streamlined AMG® model, or something in the middle, there are price points and trims for just about everyone.

See the New AMG® Vehicles Near Spring Valley!

Now that you have an answer to “What is Mercedes-AMG®?” find an AMG® model at Fletcher Jones Imports. Not only do we have a vast inventory of AMG® models, but we also house 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 or to compare models like the AMG® C 63 vs. AMG® C 43 in person.

*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer.

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