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I believe if you haven't got one of these on your Engine, you haven't got an AMG, unless it was before 2003. The Sales people may have told you you have an AMG because its got an AMG branded Spoiler or Wheels but they are wrong.
The AMG brand looks like it is being diluted with nearly every Mercedes for Sale now days being an AMG.
Its all about the Engine.
If you had a White Ford Cortina with a Green Stripe it did not make it a Lotus Cortina, only if it had a Lotus Engine was it a Lotus Cortina.
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Agreed. the most important badge on an AMG is the crafters badge


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Agreed. The BMW owners always have the same discussion over the M badge. Pretty sure Audi owners will over the S Line badge etc etc.
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All very true...until, sadly, Mercedes decided to enter the posing game, too.
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Hang on to the the 32's and 55's, gang.
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I believe if you haven't got one of these on your Engine, you haven't got an AMG. The Sales people may have told you you have an AMG because its got an AMG branded Spoiler or Wheels but they are wrong.
The AMG brand looks like it is being diluted with nearly every Mercedes for Sale now days being an AMG.
Its all about the Engine.
If you had a White Ford Cortina with a Green Stripe it did not make it a Lotus Cortina, only if it had a Lotus Engine was it a Lotus Cortina.
A Red Kit car with a Ferrari badge is not a Ferrari.
Also if you had a Red Torino or any other Red car with a White Stripe you were not Starskey or Hutch.
I just thought I'd say.......

Surprised you haven't had your knuckles wrapped yet with that statement....I'll give it 24 hours before someone one this forum disagrees with you and tells you that the newly acclaimed C 45O,C43 and SLC 43 are true AMG's and the 'One Man, One Engine' philosophy is a thing of the past: its now about 'Driving Performance'
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I had a look at buying a new SLK last year. Was gobsmacked to see nearly every model had an AMG version.
Even more shocked to find I could have a brand new 200 bluethingy AMG for a mere 26K, with extra goodies.

After a bit of homework on here I discovered the truth.
AMG badges galore, uprated shocks and such, but not an AMG engine.

Why MB didn't go for 'sports' or 'gt' to add the upgrades, lord only knows.

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Mercedes would probably disagree with you.

These brands really have sold out my sticking AMG, M etc. on all of their cars. The SLC43 is probably the worst to do this in recent years.
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So as my SLK32 hasn't got the "handcrafted by" badge on it...

(But I take your point, we used to have a stock 230 but specced by the PO with AMG dials and wheels...)
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I have made this point before , Let see what the AMGPL do with these new models??


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As I said, "Just saying"
I understand where Mercedes are going, they want to keep the price of their cars as high as possible so put a Premium Brand like AMG on their Premium Brand Cars and Hey Presto + 10,000.
Mercedes AMG A45 vs Ford Focus RS, the Mercedes is around 10,000 more I must admit I don't now all there is to know about these Cars but they don't look much different to me.
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All very true...until, sadly, Mercedes decided to enter the posing game, too.
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https://www.slkworld.com/2514313-post6.html

Hang on to the the 32's and 55's, gang.

Lets get one thing straight, Mercedes decides to add the AMG package who are you to say other wise? If a person who owns a Mercedes and decides to put an AMG badge on the truck who cares?? It's his or her car not yours and he or she has the right to add or stick anything they want on it.
LOL your an idiot for saying that Mercedes has joined the posing game.
Grow the heck up people This is suppose to be a place where people can go and discuss things and share their stories, pictures of their cars, problem solving .. etc. not a place where you can make fun of people.
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"... not a place where you can make fun of people."
And you just called a member an idiot.
Nice.

AMG spent decades selling the hand-built "one man, one engine" aspect of the true AMG. The level of dissatisfaction expressed over on the AMG Private Lounge by many long-term AMG owners with their decision to grow market share at the expense of brand dilution is pretty loud.

But if plastic bits and a badge do it for you, go for it.
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SO my wife's 02 SLK 32 AMG, sold to us used, with a title and registration that says SLK 32 AMG doesn't qualify if it doesn't have that plaque?

Hers doesn't. But the engine itself does say AMG on it.

So I guess that doesn't qualify. Title and engine.

Not ALL AMG's got that plaque. Though to be honest, there is one sticker on the inside of the front windshield that does say that with a signature on it.
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From what I was told by AMG, they did not keep records of who built each engine for model year 2002.
I think 03 up started having them.
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and than there was the very limited Chrysler Crossfire AMG. Jeff forgot about that one.

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should have put that in the 'poser' section Daniel
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SO my wife's 02 SLK 32 AMG, sold to us used, with a title and registration that says SLK 32 AMG doesn't qualify if it doesn't have that plaque?

Hers doesn't. But the engine itself does say AMG on it.

So I guess that doesn't qualify. Title and engine.

Not ALL AMG's got that plaque. Though to be honest, there is one sticker on the inside of the front windshield that does say that with a signature on it.
I DO believe all the 32's are true AMG's. One man one super engine!
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Yes, AMG's great cars, but I'm sorry to say the way the 'valve cover gaskets leak' (R171 55 AMG to my knowledge) I'm beginning to wonder if "AMG" doesn't stand for: "Atrociously Made Gaskets" According to my service invoice - mine were replaced just under 3,000 miles ago by an MB main dealer and they're leaking again, ....A nyone M anage G luing their covers to stop the leaks?
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