When it comes to premium luxury vehicles, Mercedes-Benz can deliver. Whether you are shopping for a brand new luxury car, or want to explore pre-owned Mercedes-Benz options, these cars offer elegant interiors and advanced performance capability. Most modern Mercedes-Benz vehicles are designed for quality, but for drivers who want a focus on elite performance (and are willing to pay for it), there is another option: Mercedes-AMG®. Keep reading to learn more about what is Mercedes-Benz AMG and what it means for driving and luxury.
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What Is Mercedes-Benz AMG?
Mercedes-Benz AMG® vehicles (officially “Mercedes-AMG®”) are an elite line of Mercedes-Benz-based models that deliver track-worthy horsepower and handling. While body styles and general capabilities are tied to other Mercedes-Benz vehicles (like the C-Class or GLE) these models represent a significant step up when it comes to power output. Many models also represent an elite level of craftsmanship, thanks to handmade engines.
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AMG 43 vs AMG 63
There are two essential types of Mercedes-AMG® vehicles. Any model with a “43” in its name represents an elite version of the vehicle. In this example, a 2017 Mercedes-AMG® E 43 is a high-powered variation of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan that will offer stunning horsepower and torque. However, any model with “63” in its name (for example, the 2017 Mercedes-AMG® E 63 S) not only offers top power but also boasts a handmade engine. This means an engine that has been assembled by a single craftsman to deliver premium power and performance. AMG® models with “65” or “45” in their name also have a handmade engine.
Handmade Mercedes-AMG® Engines
Five engines available on Mercedes-AMG® vehicles have been handcrafted to deliver the ultimate driving experience. They are:
- 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder turbo – Available with CLA 45 and GLA 45
- 4.0-liter dry sump V8 biturbo – Available with GT models
- 4.0-liter V8 biturbo – Available with C 63 models
- 5.5-liter V8 biturbo – Available with E 63, S 63, CLS 63, GLE 63, GLS 63, and G 63 models
- 6.0-liter V12 biturbo – Available with S 65 and G 65 models