AMG – the history
In 1967, the era of AMG began, which for the first time belonged to the first AMG Mercedes 300 SEL 6.8 in Spa in Belgium. The initials AMG stand for the founders Aufrecht and Melcher, who founded the company in Großaspach. Only a decade later, the company moved to Affalterbach and is nowadays often referred to as Affalterbacher Motorengesellschaft. In the late 70s, AMG participated in various races with the significantly lighter Coupe 450 SLC 5.0 based on the Mercedes C107. With the introduction of the Mercedes Benz 190, AMG used modified vehicles for the German Touring Car Championship.
Mercedes Benz and AMG joint-venture
From 1988, AMG’s racing applications were supported by Mercedes Benz and thus moved into the status of a workplace. Klaus Ludwig and Bernd Schneider are the successful pilots from this DTM time of AMG and won the championships 1992 and 1994. In 1997 the FIA then approved AMG the entry into the GT1 World Championship, so that AMG developed the Mercedes Benz CLK GTR in a very short time Some basic requirements were still missing. The V12 Renner already in the first season the competition of Porsche and McLaren BMW in the shadow. Even with the further development of the vehicle with V8 engine, AMG dominated the racing series, so that this ended due to a lack of worthy opponents 1999. Daimler AG took over the majority share of Hans-Werner Aufrecht in the same year and renamed the company to Mercedes-AMG GmbH. In 2005 Mercedes-AMG GmbH became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler AG. Before AMG produced its own vehicles, the company was responsible for more powerful performance models from the Mercedes-Benz family. With the W201 190 3.2 AMG presented the first offshoot, which could be ordered directly from Mercedes.
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AMG models discover the streets
From the late 1990s, models with the additional designations 32, 3.4, C36 AMG, E36 AMG, C43 AMG, E43 AMG and E50 AMG followed in the W210 (E-Class) and E60 AMG in the SL R129, W124 and the E-Class W210 with 6,0l capacity and 381 HP power. With the 55 AMG series, the AMG unit entered the Mercedes-Benz C-Class from 1998 onwards. The V8 engine M113 E55 was developed without a compressor under the model names C 55 AMG, SL 55 AMG, SL 55 AMG, SL 55 AMG, SL 55 AMG, 55 SLG AMG (360 hp), C 55 AMG W203, CLK 55 AMG C209 (367 hp) and 400 hp in the SLK 55 AMG Black Series. The addition ML carries all used compressor supercharged V8 engines in the AMG models E55 AMG (starting from 2003), CLS55 AMG (starting from 2004), SL55 AMG (until 2002), G55 AMG (476PS) as well as CL55 AMG, S55 AMG, SL55 AMG From 2003) G55 AMG (ab2006) with 500 HP. Top version was the CLK DTM AMG with 582PS which was built only from 2004-2006 and now enjoys collector status. In 2006, the history of the 5.5 liter V8 engines at AMG and the M156, a 6.3 l V8 naturally aspirated engine will be used in the C63 AMG (457 hp) CL63 AMG (525 hp) CLK 63 AMG (481 hp) The SL63 AMG (525 hp) and the first in-house SLS AMG (571 hp) are available.
CLS55 AMG wheels with Swarovski crystallized elements
Since then, Wheelsandmore has also established itself as a performance tuner, especially for Mercedes AMG models. In 2005, the SL55 AMG was already a source of excitement in the scene, when the manufacturer presented millimeter-precision 20-inch rims in a multi-part design with the name TS-1 , With incredibly wide outer beds and in combination with an infinitely adjustable lowering, Wheelsandmore regularly produced extraordinary SL conversions, which were shining on the front axle with 10×20 “wide rims and on the rear axle with 12×20 inch forged rims. Finally, the program was rounded off with hand-made stainless steel flaps, which allowed the pilot to control the volume of the exhaust system as they pleased. In 2007, the tuner created the CLS55 AMG White Label, an unprecedented eyecatcher in the European market, replacing the milling grooves of the TS-1 rims with thousands of Swarovski stones. Just for the programming of the milling and drilling points, a whole month went by for the designer. The interior of the Sportcoupe has also been neatly refined with nappa leather, Alcantara and Carbon. As a result, Wheelsandmore became known worldwide for refinement and individual tuning of the AMG models.
C63 AMG Black Series conversion by Wheelsandmore
With a spectacular conversion of a C63AMG to the C63AMG Black Series using original parts, Wheelsandmore and Mercedes AMG are completing the era of the 6.3l naturally aspirated engine. Mercedes AMG presented the new V8 bi-turbo engine with the designation M157 DE55 AL in 2012 and in the wake of the more environmentally conscious change towards downsizing in combination with turbochargers. It delivered in most models initially 544PS / 557PS and in the performance version a whopping 585HP. The current model of the E-Class is only offered with 612 HP with the same engine because of the competitive pressure of Audi. The Bi-Turbo AMG engine is currently used in the following models: G63 AMG (544HP), GLE63 AMG (557HP), ML63 AMG, GL63 AMG, E63 AMG, CLS63 AMG (557HP), GLE63 AMG S, S63 AMG, S63 AMG Coupe (585HP).
AMG turbocharger upgrades and tuning up to 800hp
Luxury tuners like Wheelsandmore welcome the use of exhaust turbochargers, since turbocharger replacement and the use of sports catalytic converters or replacement tubes from the 5.5l V8 Bi-Turbo engines can generate enormous power gains. The tuner developed a total of 4 different stages for the AMG models to increase performance. In the first stage, the manufactory leaves the factory at optimization of the control electronics, also called Chiptuning in the Volksmund and generates 6320 AMG engines from the year 2012 playfully 620 HP and 870Nm torque. The second stage with appropriate sports catalytic converters and sports air filters provides refreshing 670HP and 1050Nm torque on the cardan shaft. In Stage 3, an additional 700p and 1100Nm exhaust system is installed under the Seven-11 label, and with the final stage IV, called the BIG-BANG, the professional tuner also fulfills the most extreme wishes for performance and revises the turbochargers along with larger charge air coolers, Resulting in a supersport-capable performance of 792 hp and 1150 nm torque (electronically limited). Since Wheelsandmore offers an additional guarantee for all performance improvements, there is nothing more to hinder the fun of driving with tuned AMG models. At present, the refiner is working on a new level5, which is capable of delivering up to 900 hp through the most extensive AMG engines.
SLS AMG tuning by Wheelsandmore
The first own Mercedes AMG project was the SLS AMG, which is available for the first time in 2010, which is a complete self-developed by AMG and since 2011 also available as a roadster variant without wing doors until the year 2014. The M159 E63 naturally aspirated engine delivers 591hp and 650Nm in the SLS AMG 571 hp and 650Nm, the GT Coupe and Roadster, and the 631hp and 635Nm in the rare Black Series provide amusing entertainment. The Luxustuner from the border area to Belgium and the Netherlands, located in Baesweiler near Aachen, called Wheelsandmore, had belonged since the presentation of the now exceptionally well-traded SLS AMG to the few tuners in Germany and Europe which soon became in the position in single manufacture suitable, three-part Wheels in 20 and 21 inches for the sports car from Affalterbach. Another highlight was soon to be offered a TUV-approved exhaust system with damper control for the SLS AMG and AMG GT, with open flaps for a neat Sonores orchestra. In order to lower the landing gear and to optimize handling and handling characteristics, the professional regularly relies on helical-mounted gear units and springs from H & R and KW.
Tuning for all 43AMG, 53AMG, 63AMG and 65 AMG engines and models
Even with the C190 AMG GT and GT-S, the successor to the SLS AMG, again with a smaller V8 4.0l bi-turbo engine, was introduced in 2014, the AMG tuner did not wait long for improvements and upgrades. As the engine is also used in the C63AMG and a Stage 3 named Startrack 6.8 was developed for this model, the tuner adapted a suitable exhaust system with damper control to the newly developed sports catalytic converters (100 cells) and generated effortless 680HP and 860Nm torque. Next project at Wheelsandmore will be the integration of the entry-level AMG models such as C43 AMG, GLC 43AMG, GLE 43AMG and SLC 43AMG. In addition, the wheel manufacturer is working on the development of suitable 23 inch rims in multi-part design, especially for the G65 AMG and the GLE63 AMG.
Wheelsandmore’s tuning performance is complemented by chip tuning and performance improvements for all Mercedes AMG V12 engines, which are used in the S65 AMG, SL65 AMG and G65 AMG.