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AMG Branch: A tale of two engineers united by a love for speed and the world of engines


It is the story of two engineers Aufrecht and Melcher who worked in the racing engine development division of Daimler-Benz before the company closed its sports car division. However, that didn't stop them from completing work on the engine which soon found its place in the 300SE that managed to win 10 German Touring Car Championships. This successful cooperation turned into a partnership under the name AMG, which was famous for its success in modifying and upgrading Mercedes-Benz cars, and then became a major branch concerned with high-performance cars in the German company Mercedes-Benz.

The first major achievement was in 1971 during the 24 Hours of Endurance Race in Spa, Belgium. A massive heavyweight Mercedes, powered by an AMG-sponsored engine, was able to win its class and take second place overall, among the lightweight racing cars. Soon the name AMG spread to the whole world.

The two engineers continued to develop engines and the company expanded from small to medium. One of the most famous engines we remember today is the 5-liter V8 that was supplied to the E-Class and was known as the “Hammer”. Then, in the late 1980s, Daimler-Benz and AMG became official racing partners, and the best fruit of this partnership was the success story of the famous 190 in DTM racing with 50 wins in six years.

Following the continuous successes and the widespread demand for AMG services with powerful engines, Mercedes-Benz has acquired all AMG shares in order to be able to use its capabilities in the service of the demand. Since the first day of 2005, AMG has become an integral part of Mercedes and cars from the Mercedes range have started to join the elite sports cars that have become part of the rich history of this company.

Currently, there are about 1,500 Mercedes-AMG plant workers, who work with their expertise, professionalism, precision and efficiency to ensure high performance, exciting driving and the best quality to Mercedes vehicles that receive this treatment. The range of cars has become very wide and can cater to a wider range of sports car enthusiasts. The engines range from 367 hp to 630 hp and the models vary in nature between coupe, roadster, sedan and hatchback as well as SUV, all faithful to the same passion for refined speed and exciting driving.

I know, you are waiting for me to remind you of it and the powerful engines you use, especially after being lost due to the new name Mercedes, which no longer means engine capacity as usual. if:

Powerful cars from the AMG branch:

CLS63 S 4MATIC: Modern lines and interior space for four. Under the hood is a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 with 577 horsepower and a seven-speed automatic gearbox.

E43: A nine-speed automatic transmission sends 396 horsepower from a 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbocharged engine to all four wheels.

E63 S 4MATIC: A 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with 603 horsepower mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive. Power and acceleration aren't the only advantages, you're looking at a flexible, comfortable ride.

G63/G65 4MATIC: A 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 with 563 hp in the G63, and a 6-liter V12 twin-turbo V8 with 621 hp in the G65. what do you want me to say? Something scary is having him on the road.

GLA45 4MATIC: A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine capable of producing 375 horsepower and sending it via a seven-speed automatic gearbox to all four wheels. I told you, the AMG touch is in every category, and the crossover is not without it.

GLC43 4MATIC / GLC63 4MATIC: The perfect blend of power and functionality. 362 hp from a twin-turbo V6, or a chilling 469 hp from a twin-turbo V8.

GLC43 COUPE / GLC63 COUPE: The power and elegance of a mid-SUV coupe. 362 hp from a twin-turbo V6 engine, or 469 hp from a twin-turbo V8. 9-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive system.

GLE43 4MATIC / GLE63 4MATIC: A 362 hp 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox in the 43 and a breathtaking 5.5-liter 550 hp V8 with a seven-speed gearbox on the 63 model.

GLE43 Coupe 4MATIC / GLE63 S Coupe 4MATIC: The 362 hp 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 is mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox in the 43 and the breathtaking 577-hp 5.5-liter Twin-Turbo V8 with a seven-speed gearbox on the 63S.

GLS63 4MATIC: Mercedes' largest SUV with a 577-horsepower 5.5-liter Twin-Turbo V8 with a seven-speed gearbox, the heart of everyone sitting inside its spacious cabin will beat as fast as it can.

GT/GT C Roadster: A convertible that's all about performance and power. The GT model has a 4-liter V8 twin-turbo engine with 469 hp, while the more powerful GT C has a 550 hp engine, additional rear steering and a racing differential.

GT / GT S / GT R: 456 hp, 513 hp and 577 hp from the 4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that differs in the tuning adjustments. This car is breathtaking and directly rivals the 911.

S63 / S65: These 3 letters are the mixture that gives you luxury and luxury with pure strength. 577 hp Twin Turbo V8 with all-wheel drive, and in the most powerful version, 621 hp Twin Turbo V12 with rear wheel drive.

SL63 / SL65: A twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 with 577 hp and a seven-speed automatic gearbox that propels this roadster from 0 to 100 kph in 4 seconds, while the SL65 achieves it in 3.7 seconds thanks to a twin-turbo V12 engine with a capacity of 6 liters and a power of 6 liters 621 hp with the same gearbox.

SLC43: This is the only car that has turned out to be weaker than its predecessor. The 3-liter V6 twin-turbo engine produces 362 hp, which is about 53 hp less than the SLK55 version it replaces.

This is AMG, and the obvious trend in the engine mentality is to adopt the twin-turbo. AMG is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a car inspired by the world of Formula 1, which you have seen on our site in detail through our coverage of the Frankfurt Motor Show, Project One, and we hope to see more of these projects.