AMG Engineering

Performance Design

  • Form follows performance.

    A dynamic impression at first glance: The AMG design language stylistically emphasizes the car’s high level of driving dynamics. It integrates technical requirements such as wider wheel arches and other motorsport features into a total work of art.


    The technology of AMG high-performance automobiles differs fundamentally from that of other cars. This presents a great challenge for the staff of the AMG design Center: They have to integrate the high-performance technology into the vehicles while creating a muscular and well-proportioned exterior. To ensure that the technical requirements are translated into an independent design language and genuine dream cars are created, AMG follows the basic principle of “form follows performance.”


    This ambition becomes very clear at the front. The large air vents arranged in the form of a stylized ‘A’ reveal the engine’s increased need for air. Leading towards the cockpit, many AMG cars have two distinctive bulges on the hood – known as power domes – underscoring the enormous potential of the V8 or V12 engine concealed inside and serving as a strong visual feature. The same applies to the wider wheel arches, typical of thoroughbred sports cars. They are enlarged because high performance requires more road grip from wider tires. The prominent side skirts also evoke the car’s motorsport genes – just like the diffusor and four exhaust tailpipes under the rear skirt.

    Mercedes-AMG E 43 4MATIC
    Fuel consumption combined: 8.4-8.2 l/100 km
    CO2 emission combined: 192-187 g/km | Emission Statement [1]

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