How Well Do You Know AMG History

Mercedes AMG started out in a garage and quickly grew into a racing powerhouse

by  Jim Davis  | 


In 1965 AMG founders Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher built their first 300 SE direct injection engine at Aufrecht’s home for fun

AMG stands for Aufrecht Melcher Großaspach – the last names of the founding fathers Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher along with Aufrecht’s birthplace of Großaspach

The first AMG model developed after Daimler-Benz AG and AMG signed a cooperation contract was the Mercedes C63 AMG in 1993

In 2005, Mercedes-AMG became solely owned by Daimler AG when Aufrecht sold his remaining shares

AMG also provides engines for the Zonda and Huayra cars including the M120 exclusively for the Pagani.  It is the largest displacement naturally aspirated engine provided by AMG

In 2013, AMG reached a partnership with Aston Martin to provide engines and components for the next generation of Aston Martin vehicles

The only AMG car not to follow the “one man, one engine” policy was a CLS 63 AMG that was built by one AMG mechanic with the help of Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher

In 1989, Jochen Mass, Manuel Reuter and Stanley Dickens won the Le Mans 24-hour race in a Sauber C9 AMG

You can check out more interesting Mercedes AMG facts here or take your 10 minute break to watch this video from Mercedes AMG which summarizes the AMG history as well as gives an inside look into the production of AMG models as well as a look AMG’s present and future.

01 / 01 >
01 / 01 >

More to Explore

The Hamann Tyhphoon Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG

Throwback Thursday: Mercedes Tuner Special: The Hamann Tyhphoon Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG


Known for their bold designs, the tuning firm Hamann recently turned their attention to the Mercedes-Benz G55...

Read More »

Mercedes AMG

Mercedes AMG Emotions Video


Mercedes AMG just released a video that captures what it's like to drive an AMG model.  Though...

Read More »

Cigarette Racing and the Mercedes-Benz high-performance brand AMG present the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept car and the Cigarette Racing 50’ Vision GT Concept.

Mercedes AMG 50’ Vision GT Concept Boat Revealed


Mercedes-AMG and its partner, Cigarette Racing Team, along with Sony, have just introduced the world to their latest collaboration:...

Read More »


Tips, Requests & Questions
Advertise with Us


About eMercedesBenz
Trademark Information
Terms of Use
Privacy Policy eMercedesBenz the world's leading online Mercedes-Benz magazine dedicated to covering the Mercedes-Benz, Maybach and smart brands. Established with the intent of bringing Mercedes-themed content from across the globe to one centralized location, eMercedesBenz has since grown to become the world's foremost Mercedes magazine by which to find the latest news, information, reviews and rumors pertaining to the Mercedes-Benz family of brands. In addition, eMercedesBenz also offers a distinct lifestyle section featuring an assortment of products and services. Each week, our team finds the hottest new gear, the latest style and the best places to travel in a variety of categories, all of which are aimed at making your life better, more refined and more enjoyable.