A 45th anniversary isn’t a single we’re used to violation out a Perrier-Jouet for, though given a anniversary in subject happens to applaud AMG, we’ll get a little corks flying. The greatest headlines this year for a in-house tuning arm of Mercedes-Benz is a A45 AMG, representing not usually an astonishing finish of a pool for AMG to dive into, though an wholly latest – as good as compress – physique of water. More than a makeover of a A-Class, it is a initial demeanour during a makeover of AMG as it prepares for a “AMG Performance 50″ upon a 50th anniversary.
The commencement will consolidate “additional high-performance compress cars” as good as a strike from twenty-two AMG vehicles to 30. There have been 8 models underneath wraps in a photo, 3 of them demeanour to be hatchbacks, a single in a left quarrel of 3 as good as twin in a behind quarrel of five. One of them is positively a A45 AMG, an a single some-more a single could be a B-Class AMG model. In which behind quarrel in between a twin hatches is what looks identical to a little crossover which could indicate a GLA AMG, as good as a twin cars upon a left of which quarrel demeanour identical to twin tiny coupes, a single of them may be a SLC. The final twin cars, subsequent to a SUVs, have been a vast sedan in front, may be a 2013 S-Class, as good as in a back what looks identical to an a single some-more coupe of opposite provenance – or may be a CLA? And where is a dead-sexy CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake?
Other AMG directives have been some-more fit powertrains via a range, enlargement of lighter make up a whole techniques, some-more all-wheel expostulate models over CUVs, some-more AMG Performance Centers, apropos a solitary enlargement core for Mercedes’ V12 engines as good as a suggestion which lines identical to a CL63 AMG as good as CL65 AMG “will be lengthened serve over a entrance years.” Scroll down for all a sum upon AMG’s five-year plans.
45 years of AMG: anniversary outlines a begin of a latest epoch – 45 years of AMG: enlargement with performance
(Affalterbach, June 15, 2012) — As partial of a anniversary imprinting “45 years of AMG”, Mercedes-AMG is upon condition which an disdainful glance of a highlights of a A 45 AMG. With a absolute latest top-of-the-range A-Class model, a opening code from Mercedes-Benz is imprinting a begin of a latest era. For a initial time in a 45-year story of a company, AMG will suggest an sparkling high-performance automobile in a compress class. The A 45 AMG is deputy of a desirous destiny devise entitled “AMG Performance 50″, heading up to a 50th anniversary of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. Based upon a singular indication descent comprising a single some-more high-performance compress cars as good as a array of AMG cars in aloft classes featuring rarely fit expostulate systems, a association from Affalterbach is giving out transparent signals for energetic growth. And a descent is all set to get underneath approach this summer with latest models together with a SLS AMG GT as good as a GL 63 AMG.
The AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine specifically grown for a A 45 AMG is approaching to set latest standards in a banishment class: with limit hanging ornament significantly upon top of 400 Nm as good as low expenditure levels, AMG is aiming to take a heading upon all sides between a competition. “Our idea is to set up a many dynamic, many absolute as good as during a same time many fit four-cylinder array prolongation compress car. Together with alternative destiny high-performance compress cars, a latest A 45 AMG will consolidate disdainful impetus as good as a “AMG Performance 50″ enlargement strategy. With this ardent joining to what for us is a latest automobile segment, Mercedes-AMG skeleton to have a poignant grant to a enlargement of Mercedes-Benz Cars”, according to Ola Källenius, Chairman of a Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
Perfect energy smoothness is ensured in a A 45 AMG interjection to a AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports smoothness with twin purchase record as good as performance-oriented all-wheel drive. The preferred basement for tall cornering speeds as good as exciting, flexible doing additionally comes pleasantness of a AMG sports cessation with to a single side grown front as good as back axles, electromechanical AMG speed-sensitive sports steering, AMG high-performance braking complement as good as 3-stage ESP® with “SPORT Handling” mode.
Driving opening for a latest epoch – universe premiere in a initial entertain of 2013
With a latest A 45 AMG – a top-of-the-range Mercedes-Benz A-Class indication – Mercedes-AMG is addressing a latest aim group: descending inside of an age operation from thirty up to around 45, a aim organisation is younger than a classical AMG customer. Professionally successful as good as independent, these business have been seeking for a compact, energetic as good as sold vehicle. They wish to demonstrate their stylish, trend-oriented lifestyle with a automobile from a recognized opening brand. By being accessible during an tasteful price, a A 45 AMG will seductiveness to impending latest business as good as assistance to open up latest markets.
The A 45 AMG will applaud a universe premiere in a initial entertain of 2013. Further AMG high-performance compress cars with a accumulation of opposite evil facilities have been already in a tube as good as will follow upon a heels of a A 45 AMG. When it came to a enlargement of a compress Mercedes-Benz automobile pattern for front as good as all-wheel drive, Mercedes-AMG has been concerned from a really beginning. The many energetic versions of a A-Class, namely a A 250 Sport as good as a A 220 CDI Sport – both “engineered by AMG” – right away already underline a front spindle grown by AMG as good as a together tuned suspension, AMG 5-spoke light-alloy wheels with 235/40 R eighteen tyres all round, embellished in high-gloss black as good as with a high-sheen finish, as good as additionally red-painted stop callipers. The “Sport” nomination is regularly used to characterize a many energetic indication array versions in a Mercedes-Benz product range.
Even some-more destiny AMG models with all-wheel drive
All-wheel expostulate is set to fool around a bigger purpose during Mercedes-AMG in a destiny as good – being charity not usually for SUVs as good as off-road vehicles, though additionally for alternative AMG high-performance vehicles. Mercedes-AMG right away has 4 all-wheel-drive models in a range: a ML 63 AMG, a G 63 AMG, a G 65 AMG as good as a GL 63 AMG. To symbol a begin of a latest era, in 2013 a latest A 45 AMG will be launched with a performance-oriented all-wheel expostulate complement as standard.
Consistent enlargement strategy: “AMG Performance 50″
AMG is enjoying clever approach for a vehicles, quite in a 3 largest markets where a opening code has witnessed intensely energetic enlargement in a past year. Sales have augmenting by 7 percent in a USA, fifteen percent in Germany as good as roughly 50 percent in China.
This enlargement is stability in 2012. In a initial entertain of a year AMG accessible enlargement of some-more than thirty percent, creation it a many appropriate initial entertain in a company’s history. As a outcome AMG is seeking to go upon a unchanging enlargement over 2012 as good as to have a poignant grant to a sales completed by Mercedes-Benz Cars. Based upon a desirous destiny devise entitled “AMG Performance 50″, in a entrance years AMG will be rising serve singular high-performance models. According to Ola Källenius: “We have motionless to raise a indication operation from a stream turn of twenty-two vehicles to around thirty vehicles in a future. We have been seeking to enlarge a tellurian sales, which right away mount during around 20,000 vehicles, to some-more than 30,000 vehicles by a time of a 50th anniversary, as good as thereby claim a heading upon all sides in this disdainful segment.” In serve to a latest opening compress car, a SLS AMG GT as good as a GL 63 AMG, in a destiny a S-Class shred will fool around an even larger purpose during AMG. The stream charity comprising a S 63 AMG as good as S 65 AMG, as good as a CL 63 AMG as good as CL 65 AMG, will be lengthened serve over a entrance years.
To encounter a augmenting demand, AMG is additionally expanding a prolongation genius accordingly. As a result, a latest AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine will be constructed during a Mercedes-Benz MDC Power engine prolongation plant in Kölleda. This is where four-cylinder engines for a A- as good as B-Class have been routinely produced, as good as a specific public line is being set up for a latest AMG engine. Of march a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engines will additionally be constructed in line with a normal AMG truth of “one man, a single engine”. A evil underline of this prolongation element is a AMG engine pinned token temperament a signature of a obliged engineer.
Around 350 AMG Performance Centers by a 50th anniversary of Mercedes-AMG GmbH
The “AMG Performance 50″ enlargement devise additionally includes opening up latest energetic markets. AMG see poignant intensity for augmenting approach in countries such as China, Russia, Korea as good as Brazil. Playing a executive purpose as partial of this devise have been a AMG Performance Centers: a little 270 Centers have been non-stop in twenty-four countries around a creation given 2008, as good as there have been skeleton to enlarge this array to around 350 Performance Centers by 2017. A stream e.g. for a informal enlargement devise is China: a latest AMG Performance Center Beijing Sanlitun non-stop upon twenty-two Apr 2012 is situated in an disdainful budding place in a oppulance Sanlitun Village North selling mall, as good as reflects a pioneering purpose played by AMG when it comes to pattern as good as record in a complicated setting. Unlike previously, a latest store in Beijing is not integrated in to a Mercedes-Benz dealership as partial of a “shop-in-shop” system. Instead, it is formed upon a supposed standalone concept, as good as focuses to a single side upon a products as good as facilities of a AMG opening brand.
Expansion of a glorious use peculiarity enjoyed by all AMG customers
An critical partial of a “AMG Performance 50″ energetic enlargement devise is a enlargement of a glorious use peculiarity enjoyed by all AMG customers. With evident effect, some-more complete patron caring will concede for vehicles to be picked up approach from a AMG domicile – where AMG business can sense all about a suggestion of Affalterbach in a AMG thesis area. In a new, 360-square-metre smoothness hall, AMG business can right away take taking of their latest high-performance automobile approach from AMG.
After being welcomed by a personal patron use in attendance in a AMG Private Lounge, which was non-stop in 2011, a programme comprises an disdainful debate of a plant. This additionally includes a revisit to a AMG Performance Studio, where sold as good as one-off AMG vehicles have been grown as good as constructed in singular numbers. This is followed by a debate of a AMG engine prolongation facility: here AMG business have a singular eventuality to encounter a engineers who have constructed a engine of their high-performance automobile by palm in suitability with a normal truth “one man, a single engine”.
“AMG Performance 50″ helps to revoke swift consumption
Another idea of “AMG Performance 50″ is a unchanging rebate of swift consumption. According to Ola Källenius: “By a 50th anniversary of AMG, you wish to grasp CO2 emissions of around 200 grams per kilometre for a complete AMG indication range. Our latest AMG compress cars will of march assistance us to grasp this desirous plan, though you have been additionally aiming for a poignant rebate in fuel expenditure for alternative indication array too. Many AMG models have been right away already a “best in class” when it comes to consumption, emissions, limit opening as good as torque. Our success is formed upon state-of-the-art technology.”
Acting as a purpose indication in this area is a SLK 55 AMG. The eight-cylinder roadster incorporates Formula 1 record for a road. It uses a world’s many fuel-efficient V8 engine which facilities a newly grown AMG Cylinder Management cylinder shut-off system. Adapted from a universe of Formula 1, this record enables a SLK 55 AMG to grasp a fuel expenditure turn which during 8.4 litres is 30% lower, as good as CO2 emissions of 195 grams per kilometre (NEDC combined). The record is used in a identical approach in a approx. 750 hp Mercedes-Benz V8 engines found in Formula 1. As potency additionally plays a vital purpose during a apex of engine racing, 4 cylinders have been infirm by shutting off a fuel injection when a motorist has revoke bucket demands.
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-CELL is serve explanation of a pioneering purpose played by Mercedes-AMG in a enlargement of smart expostulate concepts. The drivetrain with high-voltage lithium-ion battery for a latest SLS AMG E-CELL is constructed in team-work with experts from Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth in a UK. The SLS AMG E-CELL will applaud a premiere this autumn during a Paris Motor Show. Mercedes-AMG will be rising a array prolongation run of a initial quite electric driven super sports car, as good as a initial business have been approaching to take smoothness of this gullwing indication with electric expostulate in 2013.
Both a SLS AMG E-CELL as good as a V8 engine with cylinder shut-off complement in a SLK 55 AMG have been examples of a idea to grasp a tolerable alleviation in potency as good as a rebate in swift consumption.
“AMG Lightweight Performance” pattern strategy
A serve make up retard adopted from a universe of motorsport is in a area of lightweight make up a whole – reduction weight equates to improved opening as good as revoke fuel consumption. As partial of a desirous “AMG Lightweight Performance” lightweight make up a whole strategy, Mercedes-AMG will go upon to request unchanging measures to revoke automobile weight. Through their knowledge with a SLR, a AMG Black Series vehicles as good as in motorsport, Mercedes-Benz as good as AMG have amassed some-more than 10 years of imagination in operative with carbon-fibre materials.
AMG right away creates a propshaft for a SLS AMG, for example, out of CO fibre. In a SLS Roadster, a ancillary make up for a draught-stop is done as customary as a carbon-fibre sandwich structure. This component, with intensely reduced cycle times in an industrially oriented prolongation process, already demonstrates what will be probable in a future. Carbon-fibre is additionally used in a SLS AMG E-CELL: a carbon-fibre monocoque for a battery is an constituent partial of a physique bombard as good as continuous to a aluminium spaceframe.
In a box of a SL 63 AMG as good as SL 65 AMG, for a initial time a inner await for a foot lid is mass-produced from a lightweight carbon-fibre multiple material. A utterly latest underline is a carbon-fibre back row with roll-over bar, accessible from a AMG Performance Studio as an disdainful discretionary additional for a C 63 AMG Coupé AMG Black Series. The high-strength, elegantly written carbon-fibre member forms an constituent partial of a physique as good as helps to revoke a automobile weight by some-more than 7 kilograms compared with a unchanging back row done of piece steel.
Future devise for all V12 engines lies with Mercedes-AMG
In a future, both a enlargement shortcoming as good as a prolongation cunning for all Mercedes-Benz-brand V12 engines will distortion with Mercedes-AMG. Currently AMG produces a M 279 AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine engine for a S 65 AMG, CL 65 AMG, SL 65 AMG as good as G 65 AMG. In a future, all twelve-cylinder engines for arriving Mercedes models will be grown in Affalterbach, as good as made in a AMG prolongation trickery in suitability with a normal truth “one man, a single engine”.
AMG Sports package as a cause of success
A serve member of a “AMG Performance 50″ enlargement devise is a unchanging encouragement of a AMG Sports package. This energetic discretionary additional is accessible for countless Mercedes models as good as includes such tasteful options as AMG bodystyling, AMG light-alloy wheels as good as a AMG sports suspension. The ceaselessly augmenting approach for a AMG Sports package has prompted Mercedes-AMG to raise a operation further. Currently around twenty-five percent of all Mercedes vehicles worldwide have been delivered with a AMG Sports package – in 2011 alone some-more than 300,000 business opted for a Mercedes-Benz with a AMG Sports package.
An tasteful entrance in to a universe of AMG is right away already afforded by a A 250 Sport as good as a A 220 CDI Sport, as good as a special variants of a C-Class, a C 250 Sport as good as C 250 CDI Sport, in whose enlargement a opening specialists of AMG have been consistently involved. In serve to a visually extended AMG Sports package Plus, both models contain a horde of technical facilities grown to a single side by AMG to enlarge pushing pleasure.
AMG Driving Academy upon a highway to success
The AMG Driving Academy additionally focuses upon upon condition which an complete experience. The wide-ranging programme of events, which is being ceaselessly expanded, not usually meets a many opposite mandate though additionally represents a really essence of pristine excitement. Events upon suggest consolidate enjoyment-oriented EMOTION tours, special winter pushing pointing sessions in Swedish Lapland as good as sparkling events upon mythological racing circuits such as a North Loop of a Nürburgring, a Hockenheimring or Zandvoort. A sold prominence is a MASTERS programme, during which participants have been means to expostulate a SLS AMG GT3, a racing chronicle of a gullwing model. Participants who have been proprietor in Germany additionally have a possibility to take a inhabitant DMSB (German Motorsport Federation) driver’s licence.
All of a AMG Driving Academy’s events in Europe paint a undiluted multiple of pushing wish as good as environmental awareness. The apportion of CO2 emissions of a Driving Academy eventuality is dynamic upon a basement of a supposed “carbon footprint” as good as this can be equivalent by impasse in meridian insurance projects. AMG Driving Academy pointing events right away take place in Germany, France, Italy, a Netherlands, Austria, Sweden as good as Spain, as good as a USA, China as good as India. Based upon augmenting patron interest, Mercedes-AMG is right away operative upon expanding a programme to such markets as Australia, Japan, Russia as good as a United Arab Emirates. In addition, a AMG Driving Academy additionally offers tailor-made events for corporate business as good as a accumulation of alternative opposite markets. Demand is all a time upon a enlarge as good as reflects a considerable success story which a AMG Driving Academy has enjoyed. In 2011 some-more than 7000 participants attended an AMG Driving Academy eventuality – as good as this direction is upon a up.
Motorsport serves as a source of impulse for a AMG engineers
AMG was founded in 1967 by Hans Werner Aufrecht as good as Erhard Melcher, as good as from a really opening has completed countless successes in a margin of motorsport. Today, as in a past, a joining to a competition lane continues to form a brand’s categorical source of inspiration. The former two-man association right away employs a workforce of some-more than 1000 during a plant in Affalterbach, as good as over a past 45 years has turn a technological spearhead as good as a a single hundred percent auxiliary of Daimler AG. The professionalism of Mercedes-Benz’s opening code is tangible by a office of tall performance, pointing as good as efficiency. As a initial automobile grown to a single side by Mercedes-AMG, a SLS AMG super sports automobile denounced in 2009 proves to considerable outcome a cunning as good as passion which exists during a association domicile in Affalterbach. The AMG code guarantee of “Driving Performance” stands for state-of-the-art record as good as pristine pushing excitement.
With a roots seated resolutely in motorsport, a AMG opening code has been during home upon a competition lane for decades – from a upon all sides as a many successful code in a story of a DTM, by to a tellurian joining to patron motorsport during a top turn with a SLS AMG GT3. Having cumulative twenty-six victories as good as a FIA GT3 European championship, a SLS AMG GT3 was a many successful visitor in a 2011 motorsports season. When it comes to Formula 1, AMG has been an central partner for seventeen years, as good as has been assisting to safeguard which reserve is confirmed upon a racing circuits by upon condition which a Official F1™ Safety Car as good as a Official F1™ Medical Car given 1996. And given a begin of 2012 a MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 group with Nico Rosberg as good as Michael Schumacher has additionally been backing up upon a starting grid too.