In 1971, the AMG 300 SEL 6.8 of "Aufrecht and Melcher, Großaspach" – in short: AMG – claimed victory completely out of the blue in its class and took second place overall in the 24-hour race at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Another milestone was the all-new cylinder head with cutting-edge valve technology, developed by Melcher. Collaboration with Mercedes-Benz began in 1990. The C 36 AMG, launched in 1993, was the first vehicle on the market to result from the collaboration agreement with Daimler-Benz. In 2005, Mercedes-AMG became a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG and 2009 saw the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, the first vehicle to be developed entirely by Mercedes-AMG. AMG branched into motor racing with the SLS AMG GT3 in 2011. This was followed by the introduction of the Mercedes-AMG GT in 2014 and the launch of the 43 series models in 2015, introducing a broader target group to the brand.
As part of its 50th anniversary Mercedes-AMG is this year celebrating not only the successful past and present; above all it is looking forward. With the show car Mercedes-AMG GT Concept the sports car and performance brand is giving an indication of the alternative drive configurations AMG is designing.
The only authorized distributor for Mercedes-Benz in Sri Lanka – Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) is excited with the growing demand for AMG vehicles in the country. One of the first AMG imports to Sri Lanka was the ML55 AMG almost 15 years ago. From then onwards the enthusiasm towards high performance AMG vehicles have been growing steadily in Sri Lanka. DIMO has delivered some astonishing AMG models in Sri Lanka which includes the A45 AMG, GLA45 AMG, CLA45 AMG, C63 AMG, GLE43 AMG, SLS AMG, SL55 AMG, SLC 43 AMG and the monstrous AMG GTS.