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AMG

It was established on 1st of June 1969 by Hans Werner Aufrecht and Edhard Melcher. Now everyone knows that AMG are the most powerful and quick modifications of Mercedes-Benz which is possible to buy in showroom. Now studio work employs about 750 people to assemble 18 models of cars. As you understand, everything began from only two men.

Two first letters in AMG name surely not accidental. They stand at the beginning of Aufrecht's and Melcher's surnames. And G letter - Grossaspach (GroОІaspach), native town for one of partners. At the beginning they were the only employees in company which made racing cars at the basis of Mercedes-Benz 300 SE. The first solid achievement AMG pilot got at this car with number 35.

Company has won a lot prizes. AMG group five times won cups in DTM Touring Car Championship and countless number of 24-hour races. As far back as 70-s company's staff increased so much that it moved from Burgstall to Affaltenbach. Many racers and private commands ordered engine modification to AMG engineers. Owners of road Mercedes-Benz one by one visited this town to increase power of their cars. And they have got it - for example, in 1987 studio presented 300 E 5.6 AMG model - the first sedan in the world which picks up to 300 km/h.

In 1985 second plant was opened and in 1990 - the third. Number of employees increased some hundreds. The company gained great respect and in 1990 signed the contract with Mercedes-Benz.

In 1999 Daimler-Chrysler AG has got all 100 percent of AMG shares and transformed into its own tuning-studio. Henceforth almost any Mercedes-Benz model has a version marked with Aufrecht, Melcher and Grossaspach city initials. Now AMG models are developed in close collaboration with Mercedes-Benz engineers. But these cars are not just top-version of standard Mercedes cars.

At present days AMG plants produce 18 different models. Each car is assembled on a by-order basis and for this in 2006 AMG Performance Studio was created. This studio creates exclusive and very limited series of cars, such as CLK 63 AMG Black Edition and SLK 55 AMG Black Edition. On the occasion of 40-years jubilee company decided to issue 40 flagship cars (if this word can be used for company all models of which are flagship) of CL 65 AMG model in version of 40th Anniversary Edition.

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