In 1967, two automotive engineers with a passion for motorsports began fine-tuning engines for Mercedes-Benz racecars in an old mill. Today, as the performance division of Mercedes-Benz, AMG® creates some of the most sought-after vehicles in the world. They're the product of skilled craftsmen, designers and engineers who live to test the limits, and one shared conviction: on the road to driving performance, short cuts never win the race.
A TEAM EFFORT
Whether it's the hand-built craftsmanship of the "One Man - One Engine" philosophy or the ever-advancing technological leadership of the latest biturbos, an AMG® engine is developed not just to perform, but to outperform. But it's just one of many high-performance weapons in our engineering arsenal.
With each successive generation, AMG® engines produce more muscle more efficiently, but it's the job of AMG® transmissions to refine that power and deliver it with both speed and precision. Advanced gearboxes, up to four selectable driving modes, and racing-derived features including dual- or multi-clutch technology are more than up to the task.
FORCE OF FOUR
Based on legendary Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® technology, the AMG® Performance 4MATIC® all-wheel drive system is not only engineered to preserve the signature AMG® feel while making the best use of available torque - it´s also up to 35% lighter than comparable systems. Which means it's a force to be reckoned with.
THE SHAPE OF PERFORMANCE
Even at first glance, you can tell there's something different about a Mercedes-Benz AMG®. The sharpened profile. The wider wheel arches. The road-hugging lower bodywork. At the AMG® Design Center in Affalterbach, the aggressive character of Mercedes-Benz AMG ®takes shape based on the advanced, high-performance technology beneath its skin.
CRAFTING A DREAM
The AMG® definition of a complete work of art means developing all performance-relevant components for our vehicles by ourselves. More than 700 of our employees work in the development department, all of whom devote themselves to creating innovations again and again. For example, in accordance with our One Man — One Engine philosophy, every single engine in a Mercedes-Benz AMG® 45, 63 or 65 model is handcrafted by its own highly trained master engine builder, and in accordance with the strictest quality standards. It´s just one way our engineers express their dedication, passion and character.
AMG® CLA 45 COUPE
Thanks to a handcrafted AMG® 2.0L inline-4 turbocharged engine and a slew of performance technology, experiencing racetrack-bred thrills has never been easier.