The Mercedes -AMG limited liability company - also just called Mercedes -AMG or AMG - the high- performance brand of Mercedes -Benz and produces the most powerful series models in the car range from Mercedes -Benz. The headquarters of Mercedes -AMG in Affalterbach is half an hour by car from Mercedes -Benz headquarters in Untertürkheim away.

Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher founded the company AMG on June 1, 1967. The third letter of the company name stands for Großaspach, the birthplace of Aufrecht. Mercedes -AMG developed together with Mercedes -Benz total vehicle concepts in the high power range and is a Mercedes -Benz Original Equipment Manufacturer ( OEM). The Mercedes -Benz SLS AMG is the first car, which was launched in 2010 and fully independent series in Affalterbach after a 36 - month development time to market.

Also the most powerful in the series engines from Mercedes- Benz are developed and assembled by hand in the engine shop in Affalterbach - each motor by a single mechanic on the principle of " one man - one engine". In the final step, the plaque is attached with the signature of the mechanic. The engines will be delivered to the respective Mercedes -Benz works in Sindelfingen and Bremen as where they are incorporated into the AMG vehicles.

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  • Models with 6.2 -liter V8 engine
  • Models with 5.5 -liter V8 biturbo engine


Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher in 1967 founded the company AMG. The first major sporting success came in 1971 with the 24 - hour race at Spa - Francorchamps - the class victory and second place in the overall ranking of the AMG Mercedes 300 SEL 6.8. In 1976 the company moved to Affalterbach. After 1990, a cooperation agreement was signed with Mercedes-Benz, 1993, the first joint vehicle development project, the C 36 AMG has been implemented.

In 1999, Daimler AG 51 % of the shares of Hans Werner Aufrecht, AMG was renamed to Mercedes -AMG GmbH, Affalterbach headquarters remained. Since January 2005, Mercedes -AMG GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG. AMG became a Mercedes -Benz Original Equipment Manufacturer ( OEM) in the range of total vehicle and engine development is integrated in the process of developing new vehicles from Mercedes- Benz and is now developing his own Mercedes -Benz total vehicle concepts in the high power range. 2010 was introduced after 36 months of development, the Mercedes -Benz SLS AMG, since 2011, developed in cooperation with HWA AG racing version of the gullwing comes to group - GT3 regulations, the Mercedes -Benz SLS AMG GT3 used.

AMG motor sports

The late 1960s until the early 1970s put the big AMG Mercedes 300 SEL 6.3 sedan a touring car racing. This spectacular chariot, with more than 295 kW from a bore of 6.8 liters V8 engine that achieved some notable successes, however, was due to the high weight problems with the tires. Race participation in the late 1970s were made with the 450 SLC 5.0 Coupe based on the Mercedes -Benz C 107

After the introduction of the sporty Mercedes -Benz 190 E 2.3-16 with 4 -valve technology sat among other AMG those in the German Touring Car Championship ( DTM ) a. The work supported the spatially nearby team from 1988 (next to the sports car of Peter Sauber), so that AMG got and was later taken over for the status of a work team. In the years 1992 and 1994 Klaus Ludwig won the DTM title, 1995 Bernd Schneider. In addition, this won in the same year the title in the newly created and parallel stattfandenen ITC, which was held with the same vehicles in Europe.

1996 championship was only held under the name ITC at home and abroad. After their off at the end of the same year ( by withdrawal of competition from Opel and Alfa Romeo for cost reasons) allowed the FIA for 1997 entry into the GT1 World Championship with the developed in a short time over the winter Mercedes -Benz CLK GTR, although still none of the required 25 road cars were available. The uncompromising developed as a racing car V12 -powered car won the 1997 World Cup promptly against competition from, among others, Porsche and private McLaren BMW. 1998 the evolution CLK LM was introduced with a V8 engine, albeit in Le Mans retired with an oil pump problems, but otherwise the GT World Championship against the Porsche 911 GT1 also advanced 98 - dominated. Since the private GT1 competition had no chance and retired, came to an end this series due to lack of opponents. The first CLK GTR road cars have only now been delivered.

After the inclusion of AMG in the DaimlerChrysler Group founded Hans- Werner Aufrecht 1999 HWA GmbH (now HWA AG), which performs the racing in Mercedes -Benz and Mercedes -AMG.

Also in Formula 1 AMG vehicles are used outside of the actual racing event as auxiliary vehicles. Examples are the medical car and the safety car for the 2009 season in the C 63 ​​AMG T model, respectively, the SL 63 AMG were used. Since 2010 a modified SLS AMG is used as a safety car. Since the year 2012, the Mercedes factory team in Formula 1 appears under the name " Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team " and was on April 14th and 15th 2012 at the Chinese Grand Prix by Nico Rosberg 's first pole position and celebrate the first victory.


AMG produced since 2004 in a small series one of the most powerful roadster in the world, the SL 65 AMG based on the Mercedes -Benz R 230 The used there V12 bi-turbo engine with six -liter displacement and 450 kW ( 612 hp ), the is installed in the Maybach, is also offered in other models of AMG. The torque of this motor is 1200 Nm, but it is limited by the engine control unit to a maximum of 1000 nm, so as not to overload the transmission and other drive train components. The maximum torque is already at revolutions from 2000 min -1 at what a confident ride possible, since getting enough power is available without a large increase in speed.

The V12 biturbo engine block also used in the S -Class sedan, the G -Class and the CL coupe used. In all series with this engine the performance is the same. Only for the special series SL 65 AMG Black Series ( a limited edition of 350 copies series) the power to 493 kW ( 670 hp ) has increased.

For the Mercedes -Benz SLR McLaren, the V8 compressor engine is delivered, but here with up to 650 hp.

2009 was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show Mercedes -Benz SLS AMG, a completely self-developed by AMG supercar.


Currently, four different engines from AMG for Mercedes -Benz production cars to be built. A four -, eight- two and a twelve-cylinder engine, a diesel engine is not built to date, however, was already present in the model range. The number designations are different from all somewhat from the actual displacement.



Currently, the CLA 45 AMG (Series 117) and the A45 AMG (Series 176 ) are offered, both are fitted with the M133 engine with 2 liter engine and turbocharger.


Under the name of 55 two different engines were available depending on the model: the M 152 and M 113 E 55 ML The M 113 V8 engine has 5.4 liters of displacement and is now only with compressor ( G 55 AMG) offered. By early 2011, the engine was also sold without a compressor ( SLK 55 AMG). The 55er was previously standard machine and was offered for all AMG series, has since been replaced in almost all series of 6.3 -liter V8. The power spectrum ranged from 255 kW ( 347 hp) in the C 55 AMG (W / S 202) to 380 kW ( 517 hp ) for the SL 55 AMG. A modified version of this engine with compressor, the M 155, drives the Mercedes -Benz SLR McLaren (up to 500 kW/680 hp). The only model that was until 2012 still equipped with the M -113 engine, the G 55 AMG.

Models with the designation X 55 AMG


The 63 denotes a V8 engine with 6.2 liter displacement (M 156). He is currently offered in the CL -, CLS-, E-, C-, ML -, S- and SL-Class; The services range currently 336-400 kW ( 457-544 hp). A modified version (M 159) also comes in the Mercedes -Benz SLS AMG (420 kW/571 hp).

Since 2010, a twin turbo version of the 5.5 -liter V8 will be sold in CL-, CLS-, E- and S-Class under the name 63. The M 157 said engine has direct fuel injection and makes, depending on the model, up to 420 kW.

Models with 6.2 -liter V8 engine
Models with 5.5 -liter V8 biturbo engine


The highlight of the engine range was the 6.0-liter V12 biturbo dar. He is available for all upper class models ( S-, SL - and CL-Class ). In addition, the Maybach 57 S and Maybach 62 S are equipped with this engine. The engine delivered 450 kW uniform (612 hp) and a peak torque of 1000 Nm (electronically limited) at speeds between 2000 and 4000 min -1. 2011, the performance of the '65 machines was increased in S and CL -Class to 463 kW.

The SL 65 AMG Black Series, the turbocharger and the air flow and intake system were newly developed. This modified version of the V12 bi-turbo engine makes 493 kW ( 670 hp).


The first and so far only diesel engine from AMG was the 30 CDI. It is based on the number five cylinder, which had 2.7 liters in the standard version. The displacement of the AMG counterparts was increased by using a different crankshaft to 3.0 liters, as well as common- rail injection, turbocharger and intercooler have been optimized. The engine was offered from 2003 to 2004 in all variants of the C-Class ( Saloon, Estate and Sports Coupé) and provided 170 kW (231 hp).

Installed in the 190 (W 201); first AMG, which could be purchased directly from Mercedes. Two-valve inline six- cylinder with 172 kW ( 234 hp) and 305 Nm.

As a smaller compressor variant for a 55 -AMG - supercharged engine, the 3.2 -liter supercharged V6 engine appeared. He was in all variants of the C-Class ( Saloon, Estate and Sports Coupé - W / S / CL 203 ) are offered as well as in the SLK ( R 170 ) and provides uniform output of 260 kW (354 hp ). Its maximum torque is 450 Nm. The engine was also available in a one-off production of the A-Class ( AMG A 32 compressor) installed in 2002, for which the dashboard and seats had to be relocated to three inches to the rear.

The engine was fitted AMG or 300 CE 3.4 AMG 24 in A 124, C 124, S 124 and W 124 300 E -24 3.4. The 3.3 -liter engine has 3314 cc, based on the M 104 and has an engine output of 200 kW ( 272 hp ), maximum torque of 330 Nm or makes 252 hp in the convertible.

The first top model of the C-Class was named 1993-1997 C 36 AMG. The engine is an inline six- cylinder with ³ 3606 cm and an engine output of 206 kW (280 hp) and 385 Nm. It is based on the M- 104 engine. There was the C 36 AMG only as a sedan.

In addition, the engine was also used in the E-Class of the 124 series in all variants except the sedan, later on request in the Series 210 These vehicles were indeed as customized cars, but sold through the regular dealer network as E 36 AMG. These engines make 195-206 kW.

As the successor of the C 36 AMG AMG introduced in September 1997, the 4266 cc V8 engine with an output of 225 kW ( 306 hp) and 410 Nm of torque in the C 43 AMG. It is a stronger version of the M 113 E 43 C 43 AMG was made ​​the both as a sedan and as a station wagon ( estate).

This is a stronger version of the M 119 E 50, E 50 AMG as he was (W / S 210) with an unchanged displacement of 4973 cc (255 kW/347 hp, 480 Nm), as well as the E 60 AMG (W 124 & W / S 210) and SL 60 AMG (R 129) with 5956 cc (280 kW/381 hp; sold 580 Nm). Only the E 50 AMG was marketed as a Mercedes -Benz vehicle, other versions were tuning as derivatives of their respective basic models ( E 50 AMG, E 500 and SL 500) to relate about the Mercedes dealer.

The '63 AMG was the last stage of the 12- cylinder naturally aspirated engine (M 137 ) from the S 600 L. With increase in displacement from 5.8 to 6.3 liters and further modifications in the power could to 326 kW ( 444 hp) are raised. The model name is also a tribute to the legendary 300 SEL 6.3 1968, the first tuning object of AMG. This twelve-cylinder engine was offered in CL and S-Class as well as the first series SUV with twelve-cylinder engine in the G-Class.

The 7055 or 7291 cc, V12 has been exclusively in the SL (R 129) of AMG SL marketed under the name 70/73 AMG and never appeared officially in the price lists of Mercedes. The 1995 presented Roadster makes 365 kW ( 496 hp) and 386 kW (525 hp ) and accelerates in 4.7 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h The same base was used both for some Mercedes -Benz CLK GTR as well as the Pagani Zonda. The engine carries the internal designation M 120

Recent AMG models

C 63 AMG (W 204)

C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series ( C. 204)

CL 63 AMG (C 216)

CLS 63 AMG ( C 218 )

E 63 AMG S ( W 212)

G 63 AMG (W 463 )

ML 63 AMG (W 166)

S 65 AMG ( 221 V )

SL 63 AMG (R 231)

SLS AMG Black Series ( C197 )

SLS AMG Roadster ( R 197)

SLK 55 AMG (R 172)


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