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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-23-2010, 09:03 AM
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Thanks MTI,

Does anyone know what is the Difference in Pre-merger badging rules and
post-merger badging rules?
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Prior to the merger, to get the diecast exterior logo, two or more exterior tuning packages had to be installed. For example, an aero kit and wheels would have entitled the car to the AMG badge.
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I posted a new thread yesterday and heres my first reply, and I Quote.

Orignally posted by 6.2AMG
According to the AMG product managers at MBUSA, the official stance of Affalterbach and Daimler is that the vehicle must be an AMG designated vehicle with an AMG motor.

This was announced at the MBUSA/AMG Private Lounge forums some time ago.

Apparently some dealers have either attached AMG badges on non-AMG cars or do not take off AMG badges when customers trade in cars that they personally badged. This is against AMG/Daimler advisement. Only AMG Mercedes vehicles can 'officially' wear the badge.

Hopefully this will suffice those individuals who need official compliance.

In conclusion,
If you have a pre-merger MB with Two or more exterior tuning parts that
were ordered and installed by the factory. AMG allows you to Officially
wear the badge.
If you have a post-merger MB. The Vehicle must be AMG designated with
an official AMG motor in order to Officially wear the badge.

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I see fake amg's a lot in san diego. I find it amusing in a way. I think it is safe to say that any car with non-amg badging, i.e. cl 500, slk 350, but with an AMG badge stuck to the trunk, is not an AMG.

There are instances where standard models have AMG body kits from the factory, like a lot of "sport" models, i.e. my w203, which looks a lot like a C32/C43(?). I think it's fair for a seller to point out the amg styling, but that's about it.

Nowadays one can option AMG wheels on a car as well. So wheels don't necessarily make it an AMG either.

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Interesting, my 500 SL has AMG on the front side panels. I do not see it anyplace else. Where would it be on the engine exactly?
My Model # is SL500R, for roadster, it is a coup.
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Simple just open the hood and look at the engine amg package MB dont have AMG engines and there is a big difference in appearance.
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Your safest bet, always, is to run the VIN # through the dealer. You will find out instantly and with certainty if the car was built as an AMG or if it's all been done after the fact.
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