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What makes AMG so special?


We've all seen a video of a C63 going sideways round a roundabout or the menaicng startup if the 6.3 V8 but what actually makes AMG so special? 

AMG started just under 50 years ago by two former Mercedes-Benz engineers in Stuttgart developing racing engines in the 60s. Racing and engine development continued up until the 90s when Mercedes and Daimler joined forces with AMG to create high performance road vehicles with the first acclaimed car to hit the roads being the C36 AMG. 

Above: 1995 Mercedes AMG C36

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Mercedes continued to expand with AMG, joining forces to compete in DTM touring racing as well as producing the engines exclusively for Pagani and soon Aston Martin.

Now comes the cool part about AMG's philosophy - All AMG engines are hand built, using a "one man, one engine" philosophy at the current AMG plant in Affalterbach, Germany. To signify this, each AMG engine builder stamps the engines they produce with an engraved plaque depicting their signature. According to Mercedes-Benz, there are only about 50 AMG engine builders.

As part of the official Mercedes product line, the AMG models are sold side-by-side with regular production models, unlike those offered by other Mercedes tuning firms such as Brabus.

All of the Mercedes we have on offer have the hand-signed AMG stamp placed proudly on the engine cover, a unique display of intricate craftmanship contradicted by the incredible power and sideways behaviour of the car!

To enquire about hiring one of our AMG Mercedes models including the new C63 - Call us or browse our tariffs.

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