Mercedes-AMG at the 10th anniversary of the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
AMG & Friends on 21/22 October.
The Mercedes-Benz Museum is relating the five decade long history of Mercedes-AMG in a special exhibition that can be seen in Collection room C5 from 20 October 2017 to 8 April 2018. As a run-up on the first weekend after the exhibition opens, there be will be public DTM talks with Ellen Lohr, Klaus Ludwig and other Mercedes-AMG racing drivers on 21/22 October 2017. Under the motto 'AMG & Friends', visitors to the Museum are also able to bring their own AMG and park and present it in the open areas outside the Mercedes-Benz Museum between 9.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m.
A special fascination.
The three letters AMG hold a special fascination: they stand for a multifaceted success story that began in 1967. It was then that Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher founded their engineering office. It was already known for Mercedes-Benz employees to privately build racing cars based on their employer's standard-production automobiles – and this was initially also the core business of the new company. Soon, customer vehicles, too, would be optimised for sportiness. This led to the development of an extensive range of racing vehicles and high-performance standard-production automobiles. From 1990 onwards, Mercedes-Benz and AMG engaged in direct cooperation. In 1999, the Stuttgart brand then acquired a majority stake in AMG. Since 2005, Mercedes-AMG has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler.
Mercedes-AMG GT R.
Highly dynamic Mercedes-AMG design idiom.
The design of the exhibition takes up the highly dynamic Mercedes-AMG design idiom. Thematically, the vehicle exhibits are divided into four areas: motor sport, standard-production vehicles, technology and future. Engine optimisation is a core competence of Mercedes-AMG. For this reason, the exhibition additionally presents eight outstanding high-performance engines.
Mercedes-AMG Project ONE hypercar.
The passion for technology points the way to the company's future. This is made clear by the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE hypercar, which made its debut in September 2017 at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt am Main (IAA). It is the focus of the Future part of the exhibition. The concept vehicle presented at the IAA gives numerous concrete pointers to a future standard-production model. Its plug-in hybrid powertrain, rated at around 735 kW (1000 hp) system output, is based on the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One racing cars with which the Stuttgart brand has won the Formula One drivers' and constructors' championships in each of the last three seasons.
The powertrain consists of a 1.6-litre V6 hybrid petrol engine with direct injection and electrically assisted turbocharger as well as two electric drive motors on the front axle. Project ONE accelerates from rest to 200 km/h in under six seconds and has a top speed of over 350 km/h.