About Mercedes-AMG®

What Is Mercedes-AMG®?

In 1967, two automotive engineers with a passion for motorsports began fine-tuning engines for Mercedes-Benz race cars in an old mill. Today, as the performance division of Mercedes-Benz, AMG® creates some of the most sought-after vehicles in the world. They’re the product of skilled craftsmen, designers and engineers who live to test the limits, and one shared conviction: on the road to driving performance, short cuts never win the race.

History of Mercedes-AMG®

In 1967, automotive engineers Hans-Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher start AMG® in an old mill in Burgstall, Germany. Their mission: to develop and test racing engines for Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Nine years later, with customer requests for highly individualized, high-performance vehicles increasing, AMG® outgrows the old Burgstall mill and sets up shop in the town of Affalterbach. In 1990, Daimler-Benz and AMG® sign an official agreement of cooperation. By 2005, AMG® becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler.

AMG® Performance

Whether it’s the hand-built craftsmanship of the “One Man – One Engine” philosophy or the ever-advancing technological leadership of the latest biturbos, an AMG® engine is developed not just to perform, but to outperform. But it’s just one of many high-performance weapons in the AMG® engineering arsenal. In a Mercedes-AMG®, everything from weight distribution and wheel design to load transfer and frame rigidity has been engineered for responsiveness.

With each successive generation, AMG® engines produce more muscle more efficiently, but it’s the job of AMG® transmissions to refine that power and deliver it with both speed and precision. Advanced gearboxes, up to four selectable driving modes, and racing-derived features including dual- or multi-clutch technology are more than up to the task.

AMG® Design and Craftsmanship

Even at first glance, you can tell there’s something different about a Mercedes-AMG®. The sharpened profile. The wider wheel arches. The road-hugging lower bodywork. At the AMG® Design Center in Affalterbach, the aggressive character of Mercedes-AMG® takes shape based on the advanced, high-performance technology beneath its skin.

The AMG® definition of a complete work of art means developing all performance-relevant components for AMG® vehicles by an in-house team. More than 700 employees work in the development department, all of whom devote themselves to creating innovations again and again. For example, in accordance with our One Man – One Engine philosophy, every single engine in a Mercedes-AMG® 45, 63 or 65 model is handcrafted by its own highly trained master engine builder, and in accordance with the strictest quality standards. It´s just one way AMG® engineers express their dedication, passion and character.


Mercedes-AMG® For Sale Near Me

The dreams of people who love performance – this is the focus for everything done by AMG®. To fulfill and exceed them is the AMG® duty. Always prepared to go one step further, with superlative performance and sports cars that challenge the limits of physics. And with thrilling driving experiences that condense into unforgettable AMG® moments. This is the World of Driving Performance: created to extract even more-from every mile, and from every moment.

For more information on Mercedes-AMG® models, give Mercedes-Benz of Oxnard at call at (805) 665-3011, or stop by our showroom at 1511 Auto Center Drive, Oxnard, CA, to experience AMG® performance and craftsmanship for yourself.