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The AMG 50-Year Anniversary: A Half-Century of Performance

AMG 50-Year Anniversary

It’s the AMG 50-year anniversary, which is reason to celebrate. As the high-performance division of Mercedes-Benz, AMG has been developing some of the most impressive and capable models in the industry for five decades. AMG also has a strong legacy in motor racing, as it is now one of the most successful brands on the track.

According to Mercedes-Benz, the brand was founded in 1967 as an engine development and production company. The initials “AMG” stand for Aufrecht, Melcher, and Grossaspach—Aufrecht and Melcher were the founders, while Grossaspach was the former’s hometown. By the mid-1970s, the AMG company began working on racing designs, officially signing with Daimler-Benz AG in 1993. In 2007, AMG changed its name to Mercedes-AMG.

“We’re on the road to worldwide success with our strategic portfolio expansion and can look back on a sensational year. The 63 series models still constitute our core product line, and they continue to delight auto enthusiasts around the world. In addition, our AMG GT series, which was developed entirely in-house, is now available as a broad-based family, with which we have impressively demonstrated our expertise as a sports car brand,” said chairman Tobias Moers.

AMG is well-known for its design and production philosophy, which is “one man, one engine.” That means that every engine is hand-crafted by a single builder, demanding incredible precision to detail and allowing for improved performance. If you’re looking for the best in performance and quality, check out an AMG model at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead today.

Mercedes-Benz May Sales 12.9% Higher than April

Mercedes-Benz reported yet another strong sales month, with May sales of 29,299 cars, 2,848 vans, and 420 smarts, bringing the USA total to 32,567 vehicles sold for the month.

The best performers were by far the automaker’s larger models as well as Mercedes-AMG’s high-performance cars. Taking the lead was the C-Class luxury sedan with 6,954 units sold, followed by the GLC-Class luxury crossover with 4,183 units sold, and the GLE-Class luxury SUV with 4,003 units sold. Meanwhile, high-performance models were up 34.6% from last year.

Mercedes-Benz May Sales

The automaker’s Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) models were popular as well, with sales of 11,327 units, up 1% year-to-date. These are some of our most popular vehicles at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead.

Mercedes-Benz May sales were 12.9% higher than in April and particularly successful in China, where they increased by more than a third within five months. In Great Britain, Italy, and Spain too, sales increased around 14%.

So far this year, Mercedes has already sold 818,000 new cars, up 12.3% compared to the same period last year; and it’s only looking up from there.

“Sales continue at a steady pace in the second-quarter,” said Dietmar Exler, president and CEO of MBUSA. “Excitement is building as we look toward the coming months with the launch of three new dream cars, including the S-Class Cabriolet, SL and SLC Roadsters and the all-new E-Class Sedan.”

Mercedes-AMG Model Lineup to Increase After New York Auto Show

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AMG will be getting some exciting new upgrades and expansions in the upcoming years. Announced at the New York International Auto Show, the chairman of AMG announced that vehicle sales rose a whopping 40%, leading the Mercedes-AMG brand to expand its lineup.

Although nothing is official yet, according to AutoNews(subscription required) the brand will get roughly 10 new nameplates, based on existing Mercedes models. AMG is known for its high-performance design, making it a world leader in street-to-track automotive design and engineering. Plus, the styling is unparalleled, with sleek curves, carbon fiber, chrome and more. Best of all, the Mercedes-AMG model lineup is notorious for rich engine sounds.

“We’re going to expand our portfolio to 48 different models by the end of the year,” said Tobias Moers, chairman of AMG. “Stand-alone AMG showrooms are getting feasible worldwide. We are going to open up one in Japan, and we’re having a discussion in Australia about that.”

Roughly a dozen dealerships in the US have a dedicated AMG showroom, which will likely see an expansion thanks to good sales. Mercedes announced this number may be expanding to over 100 in upcoming years. We can’t wait to see more AMG models on the road. What do you think of this incredible news? Tell us below!