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I am on the sofa looking thru threads and noticed that there are "AMG 350" "200 AMG" etc. There was even a 350 badged AMG... So my question is: when is a car an AMG? What is an "AMG Sport"? ?
 

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Covered in threads before but here we go

An AMG is a hand built engine
it is designated by 2 numbers

slk32 slk 55

the slc 43, though 2 digits is not a hand built engine but factory line built

those other amgs you see have body kits or wheels, etc so MB can make more money

or you see a 'poser'....see the poser thread for that
 

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Mercedes-AMG GmbH, commonly known as AMG, is the high-performance division of Daimler AG. AMG independently hires engineers and contracts with manufacturers to customize Mercedes-Benz AMG vehicles. Mercedes-AMG is headquartered in Affalterbach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

AMG was originally an independent engineering firm specializing in performance improvements for Mercedes-Benz vehicles; DaimlerChrysler AG took a controlling interest in 1999, then became sole owner of AMG in 2005. Mercedes-AMG GmbH is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG.

AMG models typically have more aggressive looks, a higher level of performance, better handling, better stability and more extensive use of carbon fibre than their regular Mercedes-Benz counterparts.[2] AMG models are typically the most expensive and highest-performing variant of each Mercedes-Benz class.[2]

AMG variants are usually badged with two numerals, as opposed to regular Mercedes-Benz vehicles, which have three (e.g., C 63 as opposed to C 300)[3] The numbers do not always indicate engine size accurately, but are rather a tribute to earlier heritage cars such as the 300SEL 6.3 litre, for example newer-model AMG V8s such as the C 63 actually have 4.0L V8s.
 

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The AMG sports package includes sporty front and rear apron designs, as well as side skirts. Polished stainless steel tailpipes are incorporated into the rear apron.
 

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