Mercedes-Benz AMG black series badging

Learn more about the history, surprises and lesser known facts about the Mercedes-AMG

Fun facts about the Mercedes-AMG 

There are a lot of surprises and lesser known facts about Mercedes-Benz and its vehicles. Today we will be focusing on the Mercedes-AMG. Keep reading to learn more.  

Hans-Werner Aufrecht sitting in chair
Erhard Melcher working

What AMG stands for 

AMG comes from the last names of its founding fathers Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher. The G is from Aufrecht’s birthplaceGroßaspach 

Mercedes-Benz “Red Pig” racing car on track

“Red Pig” racing car 

Perhaps the most noteworthy, the first vehicle associated with AMG started as a four-door sedan. This car was known as the “Red Pig” racing car. The vehicle had a 6.8-liter engine which produced 428 horsepower and 448 pound-feet of torque. It had a heavy frame but won second place which helped it secure its place in motorsport success. 

Mercedes-Benz black series with doors open

The Black Series 

In the AMG lineup, there have only been five special models that have sported the distinctive AMG Black Series badging. This series is the AMG’s most extroverted, track-focused and exclusive, limited production models. The models include the CLK 63 Black Series, the C 63 Black Series, the SL 65 Black Series, the SLS Black Series and the SLK 55 Black Series. This year there will be a new addition to the family with the GT Black Series. 

Mercedes-Benz AMG ONE hypercar rear view

The Mercedes-AMG ONE hypercar 

Mercedes-Benz is bringing one of the most efficientfully-fledged hybrid technologies to the table. The Mercedes-AMG ONE hypercar is capable of producing more than 1,000 horsepower with top reaching speed beyond 217 mph. 

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