AMG started in the series with a 190 E 2.3-16 – and was successful right from the start: Our team recorded several wins in its debut season, on the Berlin Avus for example. This first respectable success led to a motorsport cooperation agreement with Mercedes-Benz in 1988. The first car was the 190 E 2.5-16 EVO, which won numerous races. At the end of a thrilling season, followed at the racetracks and on television by a total of 153 million spectators, Klaus Ludwig was the first DTM champion in an AMG Mercedes in 1992.
1995 was Bernd Schneider’s first successful year: Now an AMG brand ambassador, he was overall DTM/ITC winner in a C-Class (series W202) in 1995, and won five DTM titles and 43 races in the following years – a record which is unlikely to be broken. But an exciting race series like the DTM never stands still: We continued to compete with the C-Class successor series and with the CLK, winning many races and titles. And the motorsport version of the C-Class Coupe has been competing successfully since 2012.
With 160 race wins, 10 driver’s titles and 15 constructor’s titles, AMG is the most successful team in the DTM history.