What is Mercedes-Benz AMG®?

A 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT coupe parked in an upscale garageSometimes, San Antonio drivers want a little bit more ‘oomph’ when they hit the open road. For times like these, there’s nothing better than the thrilling Mercedes-Benz AMG® models that offer a racing level of performance without the need to buy track time or use racing gasoline. What is AMG®? Mercedes-Benz of San Antonio has the full story on the inventory of Mercedes-Benz AMG® models for sale near you, as well as some great car buying tips.

AMG®: What Does it Mean?

What does AMG® mean? When you look at the letters A, M, and G in the Mercedes-Benz AMG® acronym, you’ll find that these three letters are named for the engineers who created the Mercedes-Benz performance line more than five decades ago (Aufecht, Melcher, and Großaspach). So, what does AMG® mean on a Mercedes-Benz? Mercedes-Benz set out to make racing-quality engines for their excellent lineup of cars and developed the AMG® performance division in the process. If you’ve got an AMG® badge on your car, you’ll get the best design, performance, and technology available in a luxury car today, meaning you’ll be ahead of the curve in Alamo Heights no matter if you have a Mercedes-Benz AMG® SUV, coupe, sedan, or another fantastic model.

AMG® Performance Features

What does AMG® mean in terms of performance? When you’re driving through Shavano Park in an AMG® branded car or SUV, you’re getting a great roster of features. Here’s a shortlist of what you get:

  • AMG® RIDE CONTROL® Sport suspension
  • AMG® high-performance braking system
  • Selectable driving modes
  • Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® all-wheel drive

The AMG® team works very closely with a vehicle’s designers, paying extra close attention to vehicle attributes like longitudinal and lateral dynamics, driver comfort, and exterior aesthetics. The AMG® team is careful to ensure that giving a vehicle a boost in horsepower will not compromise the attributes that Mercedes-Benz vehicles are known for. Engineers then focus on the drivetrain, axles, brakes, dampers, and body and make the alterations necessary to accommodate the new performance characteristics.

AMG® Design

What is AMG® design? One of the reasons that AMG® cars and SUVs rise above the rest is their commitment to a luxurious design. You’ll have everyone on the road looking your way with these spectacular features:

  • An AMG®-inspired cockpit providing a real racing feel with its aluminum shift paddles
  • A rear diffuser that enhances the design and allows for better airflow
  • Enlarged vents on the AMG® Front Apron to increase airflow to the engine and create more power
  • Authoritative twin power domes on the hood
  • A wide stance and tires to allow for high-performance handling

Consult the AMG® Pros at Mercedes-Benz of San Antonio

Still wondering, “What is AMG®?” The team at Mercedes-Benz of San Antonio is unparalleled when it comes to the AMG® line of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. We’ll help you find the perfect vehicle bearing the Mercedes-Benz AMG® logo for your needs, and our service department will help you maintain its performance levels. If you’d like to find out what makes us so special among Mercedes-Benz dealers, contact us to start a conversation!

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