MILESTONES IN AMG’s 35 YEARS
1971: The Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 AMG developing 206 kW/280 hp and 542 Nm of torque, and boasting an optimised chassis and more powerful braking system.
Mid to late 1970s: Uprated Mercedes engines, modifications to the chassis and brakes, AMG light-alloy wheels and wide-base tyres sharpen the edge of numerous Mercedes-Benz cars.
1982: In-car video for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
1983: Mercedes-Benz 280 CE 5.0 AMG with V8 engine developing 203 kW/276 hp and 408 Nm torque.
1984: Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC AMG with V8 engine featuring newly-developed 4-valve technology, output of 250 kW/340 hp and a top speed of 260 km/h.
1984: Mercedes-Benz 300 E 5.0 AMG with V8 engine featuring newly-developed 4-valve technology, output of 250 kW/340 hp and a top speed of 280km/h.
1985: New metal catalytic converter for unrivalled emissions control.
1986: Mercedes-Benz 300 E 5.6 AMG with V8 engine boasting 5.6-litre displacement, 4-valve technology, 265 kW/360 hp, 510 Nm torque and a top speed of 300 km/h. The first time that sportscar performance had been combined with the day-to-day qualities of a Mercedes. American fans christen this powerful AMG model ”The Hammer”.
1987: Mercedes-Benz 300 E AMG and 190 E AMG with 3.2-litre 6-cylinder engine and 180 kW/245 hp.
1988: Mercedes-Benz 300 E 6.0 AMG, V8 engine with 6-litre displacement, 4-valve technology, 283 kW/385 hp and 566 Nm torque.
1989: Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution AMG, 4-cylinder engine with 165 kW/225 hp and 240 Nm torque.
1990: Mercedes-Benz 300 E-24 3.4 AMG, V6 engine with 200 kW/272 hp and 335 Nm torque.
1993: Mercedes-Benz C 36 AMG with V6 engine, 206 kW/280 hp and 385 Nm torque. The first vehicle jointly produced under the cooperation agreement between Daimler-Benz and AMG.
1996: Mercedes-Benz E 50 AMG with 8-cylinder engine, 255 kW/347 hp and 480 Nm torque.
1997: Mercedes-Benz C 43 AMG with 8-cylinder engine, 225 kW/306 hp and 410 Nm torque. Also available as an Estate.
1997: Mercedes-Benz E 55 AMG with 8-cylinder engine, 260 kW/354 hp and 530 Nm torque. Also available as an Estate.
1998: Mercedes-Benz CLK 55 AMG with 8-cylinder engine, 255 kW/347 hp and 510 Nm torque. Also available as a Cabriolet.
1998: Road-going version of the Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR with 6.9-litre V12 engine developing 440 kW/600 hp. Limited to 25 units.
1999: SL 73 AMG with 7.3-litre V12 engine developing 386 kW/525 hp and 750 Nm torque.
1999: SL 55 AMG with 8-cylinder engine developing 260 kW/354 hp and 530 Nm torque.
1999: Mercedes-Benz S 55 AMG and G 55 AMG with 8-cylinder engines developing 260 kW/354 hp and 265 kW/360 hp, and 525/530 Nm torque.
1999: Mercedes-Benz ML 55 AMG with 8-cylinder engine, 255 kW/347 hp and 510 Nm torque.
1999: Presentation of ”AMG Advanced Mobile Media Systems” in a Mercedes-Benz S 55 AMG with the world’s first 6-channel digital surround-sound system.
2000: Mercedes-AMG develops the S-Class Pullman Saloon with DaimlerChrysler.
2000: Mercedes-Benz CL 55 AMG with 8-cylinder engine, 265 kW/360 hp and 530 Nm torque.
2000: Mercedes-Benz E 55 AMG with 4MATIC four-wheel drive. Also available as an Estate.
2000: CL 55 AMG “F1 Limited Edition” Mercedes-Benz model is the world’s first registered car that is equipped with a particularly powerful ceramic braking system.
2001: Mercedes-Benz C 32 and SLK 32 AMG with supercharged V6 engine, 260 kW/354 hp and 440 Nm torque. C 32 AMG Also available as an Estate and Sports Coupé.
2001: Mercedes-Benz S and CL 63 AMG with V12 engine, 326 kW/444 hp and 620 Nm torque.
2001: The Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG with supercharged V8 engine, 368 kW/500 hp and 700 Nm torque.
2002: New Mercedes-Benz CLK 55 AMG, E 55 AMG, S 55 AMG and CL 55 AMG high-performance cars. C 30 CDI AMG marks first time AMG has developed a turbodiesel model.