Mercedes-AMG Celebrates 55th Anniversary In Style
Mercedes-AMG, the high-performance subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz AG, celebrates 55th anniversary in style.
The Mercedes-AMG was founded by engineers Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher, in 1967.
AMG was originally an independent engineering firm specializing in performance improvements for Mercedes vehicles.
It has continued to build on its position as one of the leading performance and sports car brands.
The Legend of Spa started AMG’s success story by winning at the 24h of Spa-Francorchamps in 1971.
Current Mercedes-AMG portfolio comprises more than fifty vehicles, including the Mercedes-AMG G63 and the AMG One.
Mercedes-AMG GmbH, the Affalterbach-based high-performance subsidiary of German automaker, the Mercedes-Benz AG, is celebrating a special milestone as it turns 55 this year.
Founded in 1967 by engineers Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher, the Mercedes-AMG has continued to build on its position as one of the leading performance and sports car brands through numerous successes in motorsport and the development of unique road cars.
The Legend of Spa, the original gamechanger that became an AMG legend, started AMG’s success story by winning at the 24h of Spa-Francorchamps in 1971.
Legendary model icons such as the 300 SEL 6.9 AMG racing touring car, the 300 E 5.6 “The Hammer”, the CLK DTM or the SLS AMG Electric Drive have repeatedly confirmed the brand’s reputation as a gamechanger.
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The current Mercedes-AMG portfolio comprises more than fifty vehicles, including the Mercedes-AMG G63 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG One. The selection ranges from performance vehicles in various body styles to completely independently developed sports cars such as the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door model and the new Mercedes-AMG SL.
“AMG has been reinventing itself again and again for 55 years. As was once the case with our founding fathers, there is a very special spirit of optimism in Affalterbach today.
“The course is clearly set for an electrified future. And as in all the past years, our standards for future projects are extremely high. I am proud that we can rely on the best employees at our location.
“Because they are real gamechangers that make AMG so special. And we want to emphasise that just as much with our campaign,” says Philipp Schiemer, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
AMG was originally an independent engineering firm specializing in performance improvements for Mercedes-Benz vehicles. DaimlerChrysler AG took a controlling interest in 1999, then became the sole owner of AMG in 2005.