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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