Legendary AMG Performance
At Mercedes-Benz of Massapequa we recognize that there is a type of driver who demands only the best-the best quality, the best design, and the best performance. The Mercedes-AMG line of luxury performance vehicles is made for these drivers. Last year Mercedes-Benz of Masapequa became the first Colorado Mercedes-Benz dealership to open a dedicated AMG Performance Center, and the response has been overwhelming. More and more discerning Denver-area drivers are discovering the astonishing performance and sheer elegance of Mercedes-AMG vehicles, and are choosing this premium luxury experience for themselves.
Many people know AMG as the more expensive and higher-performance version of many Mercedes-Benz vehicles. However, AMG is so much more than just a brand within a brand. Each and every AMG turbocharged engine is designed with performance as the primary goal. The result is a performance driving experience like no other.
History of AMG
Since its inception, AMG engineers have been designing and handcrafting the best-performing engines in the world. Of course the only vehicles befitting these marvels of automotive excellence are made by Mercedes-Benz, the best luxury carmaker in the world.
AMG was founded as a racing engine design group in 1967 by two former Mercedes-Benz engineers. It was initially an independent company that created modified versions of factory Mercedes-Benz vehicles and installed their own hand-built racing engines in them. The success of AMG as a performance brand caught the attention of Mercedes-Benz executives, and a formal partnership began in 1993. Since that time, the tradition of hand-crafting each engine that goes into a Mercedes-AMG vehicle has continued.
Each handcrafted AMG engine is built with a single engineer dedicated to overseeing its assembly. It is this ?One Man, One Engine? philosophy that has made AMG engines the envy of the sport performance world. The designers, engineers and technicians at AMG are performance enthusiasts, dedicated to building the most advanced turbocharged automotive powerplants possible.
Current AMG Engine Line
All modern AMG engines are turbocharged masterpieces of automotive design and engineering. In fact, many of the designs found in performance engines around the world were developed by the team at AMG. The current lineup of AMG powerplants found in Mercedes-AMG vehicles include:
2.0-liter inline turbo 4 cylinder
This engine is the most powerful of its kind in the world. Delivering up to 375-horsepower and 350 lb-ft. of torque, the 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbo is in a class of its own.
4.0-liter V8 biturbo
Capable of delivering more than 500-horsepower and 516 lb-ft. of torque, the AMG 4.0-liter biturbo V8 is both compact and powerful. It is also the world?s first performance engine with the turbos located within the V of the engine.
5.5-liter V8 biturbo
With its spray-guided direct injection and twin turbochargers, the AMG 5.5-liter V8 delivers up to 577-horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. It is also the engine found in more Mercedes-AMG vehicles than any other.