HOW THE RACE IS WON
In 1967, two automotive engineers with a passion for motorsports began fine-tuning engines for Mercedes-Benz racecars in an old mill. Today, as the performance division of Mercedes-Benz, AMG creates some of the most sought-after vehicles in the world. They're the product of skilled craftsmen, designers and engineers who live to test the limits, and one shared conviction: on the road to driving performance, short cuts never win the race.
SOME THINGS CAN'T BE MASS-PRODUCED.
From the beginning, the "One Man, One Engine" philosophy has guided AMG's approach to manufacturing. Even now, every AMG engine is hand built from start to finish by one of about 50 AMG Master Engine Builders in a special facility.
As the final step in the assembly process, the engine-maker affixes a plaque engraved with his signature to the engine cover. It's an enduring reminder that even the heart of a Mercedes-AMG has a soul.
Forged and balanced for each individual engine, AMG crankshafts are combined with remarkably lightweight - yet strong - aluminum pistons for smooth, immediate response.
A TEAM EFFORT
While the hand-built engines usually steal the spotlight, the AMG approach to raising heart rates is anything but one-dimensional. It's about using all the weapons in the engineering arsenal to create a high-performance driving experience that's simply without equal.
With each successive generation, AMG engines produce more muscle more efficiently, but it's the job of AMG transmissions to refine that power and deliver it with both speed and precision. Advanced gearboxes, up to four selectable driving modes, and racing-derived features including dual- or multi-clutch technology are more than up to the task.
AMG PERFORMANCE 4MATIC ALL-WHEEL DRIVE — FORCE OF FOUR
Based on legendary Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC technology, the AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive system is not only engineered to preserve the signature AMG feel while making the best use of available torque - it´s also up to 35% lighter than comparable systems. Which means it's a force to be reckoned with.
AMG DRIVING ACADEMY
EXPERIENCE AMG IN ITS NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
Under the guidance of professional instructors, you'll push your driving abilities and a selection of Mercedes-AMG models to the limit on some of America's most legendary racetracks. It's a high-speed, high-adrenaline driving adventure like no other. And it's engineered specifically to prove what you -- and AMG -- are made of.
THE SHAPE OF PERFORMANCE
Even at first glance, you can tell there's something different about a Mercedes-AMG. The sharpened profile. The wider wheel arches. The road-hugging lower bodywork. At the AMG Design Center in Affalterbach, the aggressive character of Mercedes-AMG takes shape based on the advanced, high-performance technology beneath its skin.
TWIN POWER DOMES
On many AMG models, distinctive bulges on the hood draw the eye and the mind to the hand-built powerhouse beneath.
High-performance handling calls for enhanced road grip, which is delivered by wider axle tracks on most models, as well as wider tires.
Used in auto racing to manage airflow exiting from under the vehicle, most AMG models incorporate it as a functional or stylistic element.
From the sport steering wheel with aluminum shift paddles, to the sport seats and special instrumentation, the purpose of a Mercedes-AMG is clear.
AMG FRONT APRON
A signature element of AMG bodystyling, it features enlarged vents at both corners to channel air to the engine.