• Special exhibition AMG

    Special Exhibition “50 Years of AMG”

    Half a century of passion for performance and sportiness: the Mercedes-Benz Museum presents the special exhibition “50 Years of AMG” – 50 Years of Driving Performance from 19 October 2017 until 6 May 2018.

Mercedes-AMG GT R.

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Half a century of passion for performance and sportiness: From 20 October 2017 to 6 May 2018, the Mercedes-Benz Museum is holding the special exhibition 50 Years of AMG.

The main attractions are ten vehicles, engines and other exhibits charting the history of the performance and sports car brand founded in 1967, among them the design model of the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE.

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.

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The Mercedes-Benz Museum presents the special exhibition "50 Years of AMG – 50 Years of Driving Performance"

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.

The other exhibited cars of the special exhibition.

AMG 300 SEL 6.8 (1969).

With this vehicle, based on a Mercedes-Benz luxury-class saloon of the W 109 model series, AMG achieved a class victory as well as second place in the overall classification at the 24-Hour Race in Spa-Francorchamps in 1971.

AMG-Mercedes CLK-GTR racing tourer (1997).

This was the vehicle in which Klaus Ludwig competed in the FIA GT championship in 1997. The following year, he won the championship in the CLK-LM successor model.

Mercedes-AMG GT3 (2016).

The customer-sports racing car was produced in 2014 on the basis of the Mercedes-AMG GT high-performance sports cars of the 190 model series. In 2016, the most successful season since the inception of the AMG customer sports programme, Maro Engel, Bernd Schneider, Adam Christodoulou and Manuel Metzger from the BLACK FALCON team drove the exhibited vehicle to victory in the 24-Hour Race at the Nürburgring.

AMG 300 CE 6.0 (1986).

This vehicle, based on the C 124 model series, embodies the culture of performance at the service of ambitious private customers. The US motoring press gave this car, at the time the most powerful model in the upper medium class, the nickname 'The Hammer'.

Mercedes-Benz C 36 AMG (1995).

The high-performance saloon of the W 202 model series was the first production vehicle to be developed jointly by Mercedes-Benz and AMG. It founded a product portfolio that now numbers more than 50 models.

Mercedes-Benz E 50 AMG (1995).

The AMG top-of-the-line model of the E-Class (model series 210) was available from 1996. The 255 kW (347 hp) Performance saloon with V8 engine came as standard with sports suspension, wide-base tyres on light-alloy wheels and AMG Styling. The E 50 AMG was available exclusively with the same new, electronically controlled five-speed automatic transmission that was used in the eight- and twelve-cylinder models of the S‑Class and SL sports cars.

Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG (2005).

The first SL sports car (model series R 230) to be developed jointly by Mercedes-Benz and AMG came onto the market in autumn 2001. The SL 55 AMG was powered by a 368 kW (500 hp) supercharged V8 engine. It was followed in 2004 by the SL 65 AMG.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series (2013).

The AMG Performance Studio develops and produces special vehicles in exclusive numbers – the 'Black Series'. They provide AMG customers with possibilities that exceed even those offered by the standard-production high-performance automobiles from Mercedes-AMG. The first high-performance sports car to be developed entirely independently by Mercedes-AMG, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG of the 197 model series, is also available in a Black Series.