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What does AMG stand for? Info.

AMG was founded by Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher in 1967. AMG stands for "Aufrecht Melcher Grossaspach", where Grossaspach is the town which AMG was founded. At this time, AMG was the only company that tuned or modified Mercedes-Benz.

1971 Mercedes-Benz wins the 24 hr race at Spa with a 300 SEL 6.8, which was developed by the two AMG guys.
1978 AMG grows and moves to Affalterbach with 40 employees.
1988 AMG teams up with Mercedes-Benz and enters the German touring car championship (DTM) with 190E 2.5-16 evo cars.
1989 AMG wins the DTM series.
1990 AMG expands in Affalterbach and has now 400 employees. AMG gets contract with Daimler-Benz that extends beyond motorsports.
1992 AMG wins the DTM series.
1993 AMG and Mercedes-Benz develop their first car together, the C36 AMG.
1994 AMG wins the DTM series.
1995 AMG wins the DTM series.
1996 AMG wins the International Touring Car Championship.
1998 AMG wins the FIA GT Championchip with the CLK GTR.
1999 Mercedes-AMG GmbH is founded.


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AMG was founded by Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher in 1967. AMG stands for "Aufrecht Melcher Grossaspach", where Grossaspach is the town which AMG was founded. At this time, AMG was the only company that tuned or modified Mercedes-Benz.

1971 Mercedes-Benz wins the 24 hr race at Spa with a 300 SEL 6.8, which was developed by the two AMG guys.
1978 AMG grows and moves to Affalterbach with 40 employees.
1988 AMG teams up with Mercedes-Benz and enters the German touring car championship (DTM) with 190E 2.5-16 evo cars.
1989 AMG wins the DTM series.
1990 AMG expands in Affalterbach and has now 400 employees. AMG gets contract with Daimler-Benz that extends beyond motorsports.
1992 AMG wins the DTM series.
1993 AMG and Mercedes-Benz develop their first car together, the C36 AMG.
1994 AMG wins the DTM series.
1995 AMG wins the DTM series.
1996 AMG wins the International Touring Car Championship.
1998 AMG wins the FIA GT Championchip with the CLK GTR.
1999 Mercedes-AMG GmbH is founded.
Hmmm, and I always thought it meant, "Alle Mein Geld" [:o)]

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Pronounced in German, it's "Ah emm gay".

Which might not be the best way to pronounce it in Texas....[:D]
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Interesting. I always thought the A had something to do with Affelterbach <sp?> The town where AMG is located today.

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I'm fairly certain AMG means "My car can kick your Mustang's ass." [:D]
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Gosh, and after the maintenance costs, I thought it stood for: "All Money Gone"
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I'm fairly certain AMG means "My car can kick your Mustang's ass." []
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The letters "AMG" stand for Aufrecht, Melcher and Großaspach.
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It was raining hard when I parked my SLK32 to take these quick photos during a €urotrip last year - the actual location is in the state of Baden-Württemberg, not far from Stuttgart, at 48°55’06.3”N 009°19’31.3”E

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