Mercedes-AMG GmbH, commonly known as AMG, is the high performance brand used by Mercedes-Benz. AMG independently hires engineers and manufactures and customizes 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; Daimler-Benz 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. Simple A, M and G characters is one of the only signs, which differentiates ordinary Mercedes car models from more aggressive, sports modifications, made by a luxury car tuning giant. Probably, the creators of the brand decided, that there is nothing classier than elegance, when they devised the name and the logo of the future automobile reworking company – AMG. So they called it by the capital letters of their names (Aufrecht and Melcher) and the name of a town, where they constructed first cars, – Grossaspach.