Mercedes AMG GTR-Pro Sports racing on the track.

What does AMG in a Mercedes-Benz Vehicle Stand For?

What is the Meaning of AMG in a Mercedes-Benz Vehicle?

Have you wondered what AMG on a Mercedez-Benz model stands for? Mercedes-AMG is a trim of the Mercedes-Benz brand with high-performance engines aimed solely to boost the driving performance of these models. Visit Freeman Motor Company in Portland, OR, to purchase Mercedes-AMG models. Read on for more details on AMG.

Behind the Name AMG

Mercedes-AMG is a performance-oriented trim with a sporting heritage and assertive style, offering pure exhilaration. AMG stands for Aufrecht, Melcher, and Großaspach. Aufrecht and Melcher were the German Mercedes-Benz engineers who developed the AMG engine as a racing engine in 1967, and Großaspach was the birthplace of Aufrecht. AMG engine helped Mercedes-Benz to continue its racing legacy.


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Performance of the AMG engine

Today, AMG is the highest standard of Mercedes-Benz engines. Ranging from GT R to G 63, the AMG models are tuned in a specific way for additional power and has extra-sporty handling and more stylized aesthetics. 

Engineers handcraft nearly every Turbo and BiTurbo AMG engine, following the ‘One man – One engine’ standard and bearing the maker’s signature after completion. The multi-spark ignition recharges the coil much faster than a standard engine and facilitates a controlled and complete combustion. Also, the twin-scroll turbocharger reduces boost lag for rapid acceleration.

Over 25 AMG models deliver a horsepower above 500 and travel up to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds. 

Features of the AMG Models

  • Six engines ranging from 4-Cylinder Turbo to V12 BiTurbo
  • 4-MATIC All-wheel-drive
  • Five unique Transmissions with Manual-shift modes: MCT 7-Speed, DCT 7G, PLUS 7G-TRONIC, TCT 9G, and MCT 9G.
  • Suspensions: Sports Suspension, AIRMATIC Suspension, Ride Control, Air Body, Active Body, and Magic Body Control Suspensions. 
  • Composite and Ceramic Braking Systems
  • Sport and Performance Exhaust Systems
  • Speed-sensitive Sports Steering

The most popular and sought-after AMG model is the Mercedes-Benz GT Coupe. 


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AMG Engine in a Mercedes AMG Vehicle.
Front Console of the Mercedes AMG-GTR-Coupe.

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