Mercedes-Benz C 36 AMG
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Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: C 36 AMG
Mercedes-Benz C 36 AMG

Mercedes- Benz would not be as successful without the presence of AMG. This is the fine-tuning arm of the Mercedes-Benz car company. They acquired AMG in 1999 and as a result, their sales and production have climbed enormously. Production soared from 500 cars a year to 20,000 AMG vehicles in 2005. Half of these AMG model made their way to the United States. The company name 'AMG' is an acronym that stands for: Hans Werner Aufrecht (A), Eberhard Melcher (M) and the city Großaspach (G) which supplied the third letter in the company name. AMG was founded in 1967 and they started off by designing and testing racing engines. They extended their business into building bespoke road cars, based upon standard Mercedes cars. By the early 1980s, AMG had relocated to nearby Affalterbach under the sole ownership of Aufrecht. Erhard Melcher, the other partner, stayed at the second location, a former mill in Burgstall, to deliver engine parts. Mainly for the modern Mercedes-Benz models, AMG was producing a range of unofficial upgrade and accessories packages, although there was no official relationship until the mid '80s, when AMG started to supply the company with aftermarket alloy wheels and styling products. To take advantage of the racing successes, official AMG-Mercedes models were produced in the 1990s. Since the Mercedes-Benz buyout, AMG sales have grown over 500%. Further, AMG provides safety cars for the FIA Formula 1 World Championship. They played a huge part in developing the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The C-Class was first introduced in 1993 as a replacement for the 190 range which had a decent following thus giving the C Class greatness to strive for. It was the most affordable model in the Mercedes lineup until the arrival of the A-Class in 1998. The whole Mercedes-Benz C-Class is built at Mercedes-Benz factories in the German towns of Sindelfingen and Bremen.

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