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The Mercedes-Benz AMG

Aufrecht, Melcher and Großaspach. The AMG brand began with two passionate motorsports engineers in the 1960s. Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher used their spare time to perfect the performance on a 300 SE racing engine. The talented engineers were a part of the Development Department at Daimler-Benz, yet the company ended up discontinuing their motorsports activities. Aufrecht and Melcher refused to let the closure affect their love for motorsports so the new space for the development of this engine landed in Aufrecht's house in Grossaspach. WHAT MAKES THE MERCEDES BENZ AMG SO SPECIAL? AMG was becoming a global brand. That 300 SE engine that Aufrecht and Melcher developed was put to the test in 1965 at the German Touring Car Championship. An old colleague at Daimler, Manfred Schiek, raced and won ten times with the engine. Clearly, this was the beginning of something special. A disruptive innovation in the motorsports industry that began turning heads. Additional races were ... read more