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Mercedes-AMG is the tuning arm for Mercedes Benz car company. Mercedes Benz took a majority stake in AMG in 1999 (then called AMG Mercedes) and has taken full onwership in 2005.

AMG or Aufrecht Melcher Grobaspach was founded in 1967 as AMG Motorenbau Und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (AMG Engine Production and Development Ltd) by former Mercedes Benz engineers Hans Werner Aufrecht and Edward Melcher in a town near Stuttgart called Grobaspach.

AMG started off by designing and testing racing engines. They expanded their business into building bespoke road cars, based upon Mercedes cars.

By the early 1980's, AMG has moved nearby located Affalterbach under the sole onwership of Aufrecht. Erhard Melcher stayed at the second location, a former mill in Burgstall, to deliver AMG engine Parts.

Mainly the modern Mercedes Benz W126 and Mercedes Benz W201 models, AMG was producing a range of unofficial upgrade and accessories packages, although there were no oficial tie-ups untill the mid 80's, when AMG started to supply the company with aftermarket alloy wheels and styling products.

To take advantage of the DTM race successes, official AMG -Mercedes models were developed in the 1990's. Since the Mercedes Benz takeover, AMG Sales have risen over 500%.

AMG also provides safety cars for the FIA Formula 1 World Championship.

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