How Well Do You Know AMG History

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

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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.

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