The new special exhibition “55 YEARS AMG – CHANGING THE GAME” at the Mercedes-Benz Museum picks up on this momentum with a special concept: eight of the twelve vehicles on display have the legendary AMG 5.5-litre V8 engine under the bonnet – providing the appropriate setting for this birthday with this power unit and its displacement abbreviation “55” in the model designation.
This engine used from 1997 onwards is considered a milestone in AMG history – a real game changer. As was the AMG 300 SEL 6.8 racing touring car, with which the then still young brand achieved an impressive class victory and second place overall at the 24-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps in 1971, a feat that still impresses today.
Three further vehicle exhibits illustrate the future of AMG: the 2017 show car for the Mercedes-AMG ONE, the Vision AMG study and the current Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE.
The latter two can however only be displayed temporarily. Numerous other exhibits round off the special exhibition, including the M 113 K 5.5-litre V8 engine on its own pedestal, plaques signed by AMG engine technicians as Mercedes-AMG’s “One Man – One Engine” seal of quality, the trophy from the 1971 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps and the vehicle log book issued for the AMG 300 SEL 6.8 racing touring car.
Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE: WLTP: Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 7,9 l/100 km; CO₂-Emissionen kombiniert: 180 g/km; Stromverbrauch kombiniert: 12 kWh/100 km.⁶
The special exhibition “55 YEARS AMG – CHANGING THE GAME” is open to the public free of charge until the end of February 2023. It will be held in the public areas in the foyer and on Level 0 of the Mercedes-Benz Museum. Five original Formula One Safety Cars are also on display in the Museum car park: legendary AMG models are also the basis for the silver high-performance cars bearing the Mercedes star that ensure safety on international race tracks.
The “55 YEARS AMG” theme is also being adopted by “Classics & Coffee”: on Thursday, 14 July 2022, an “AFTERWORK” edition of the popular classic car get-together will be held under this theme from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Museum’s outdoor area. Pre-booking is not necessary, and food and drinks will be provided by Bertha’s Restaurant from a food truck.
Until 9 October 2022, the Mercedes-Benz Museum is holding the special exhibition “Fascination SL – A dream car for 70 years” in Collections Room 5.
Admission is included in the Museum ticket. Ten SL sports cars on a serpentine loop, from the oldest SL in existence to the latest SL designed by Mercedes-AMG, as well as numerous other exhibits and elements, are on display to welcome visitors.