What is an AMG® Mercedes-Benz?

August 28th, 2020 by

Most people associate Mercedes-Benz vehicles with AMG® however, AMG® is not exactly the same as Mercedes-Benz. If you’re one of those people who don’t know the difference, it’s okay! Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG® share many similarities as well as many differences. Our team at Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown is here to clear things up for you.

What Does AMG® Stand For?

AMG® is short for Aufecht, Melcher, and Großaspach, the division of Mercedes-Benz that produces performance vehicles with a sporting heritage, assertive style, and the promise of pure exhilaration.

History of AMG®

In 1967, Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher founded AMG® in an old mill in Burgstall, Germany. Nine years later, Mercedes-AMG® and about a dozen employees found their new home in a purpose-built workshop and office space in the town of Affalterbach. To this day, they continue to develop Mercedes-AMG® vehicles and, over 50 years later, their passion and commitment to driving performance is as strong as the day it started.

Difference Between Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG®

Most of the vehicles this team produces are similar to standard Mercedes-Benz models however, these AMG® vehicles are equipped and designed with advanced engines, aerodynamic bodies, and high-speed capabilities. Many of these one of a kind Mercedes-AMG® engines are hand-built from start to finish. Whenever Mercedes-Benz launches a new line of vehicles, the AMG® team collaborates and incorporates AMG® engines and technologies into those vehicles; ultimately creating a more powerful and versatile model.


Stop by Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown and explore our large inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles. Test-drive vehicles like the New 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 43 AMG® or the New 2020 Mercedes-Benz C 43 AMG®. Schedule a service online or contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. We look forward to seeing you at our Mercedes-Benz dealership located at 630 Middle Country Road, Saint James, NY!