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.