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Are you looking to elevate your driving experience in Orange County? Few vehicles can match the power and prestige you’ll feel from behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz AMG® performance model. AMG® vehicles are handcrafted by passionate engineers in Affalterbach, Germany, and are only available at AMG® dealerships. Luckily, Mercedes-Benz of Laguna Niguel offers a selection of performance vehicles to help you maximize your experience during trips along the coast. Opt for a powerful SUV like the Mercedes-Benz GLC AMG® for trips to Salt Lake Creek with the family or rev up your engine with the Mercedes-Benz AMG® GT! Whether you’re from Laguna Niguel, Laguna Hills, San Clemente, or San Juan Capistrano, it’s time to upgrade your commute to something more powerful. Take a look at our available options today!
If you are searching for an AMG® Performance Center, Mercedes-Benz of Laguna Niguel is here for you. Visit our AMG® Performance Center located at 1 Star Dr, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 today to immerse yourself in the world of Mercedes-Benz AMG®. While at our local dealership, you can interact with AMG® exhibits and displays. We stock a comprehensive new AMG® inventory, along with a wide selection of AMG® performance accessories and used AMG® so that you can consider us your destination for all things AMG®! Visit our Laguna Niguel, CA location to test drive a Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG®, Mercedes-Benz GLE AMG®, or a Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG®!
Mercedes-Benz AMG® models are not your standard luxury vehicles. AMG® engines are handcrafted by engineers who have a passion for potent performance – after investing in an AMG® vehicle, you’re going to want to ensure that it delivers that same level of performance year after year on Laguna Niguel roads. The only way to achieve this is with routine maintenance and service, but AMG® engines require a special level of expertise. Thankfully, Mercedes-Benz of Laguna Niguel has a team who can help maintain your vehicle in peak performance. Who better to work on your AMG® model than certified, factory-trained technicians?
At the Mercedes-Benz of Laguna Niguel service center, we have a team of technicians and mechanics who are trained on all of the intricacies of AMG® vehicles and components. We carry out all services to the manufacturer’s recommendations, using the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment. For your convenience, you can schedule AMG® service online. If you choose to wait while we work on your vehicle, you can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi and Starbucks Coffee in our guest lounge. We want to make it easy for Laguna Niguel, CA drivers, which is why we even offer pickup and delivery options! What’s stopping you from making the most of your time behind the wheel?
The origins of AMG® date back over 50 years! What does AMG® stand for? A for Aufrecht, M for Melcher, and G for Großaspach. What, or who, do these names represent? Get a brief look into AMG® history to find out:
Early to Mid-1960s
In the 1960s, two engineers in the Development Department for Daimler-Benz were busy at work on a racing engine known as the 300 SE. Unfortunately, the company discontinued all motorsports activities before the engine was complete. But the two engineers, Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher, weren’t about to throw in the towel just yet.
Acting on their shared affinity for all things motorsports, Aufrecht and Melcher continued work on the 300 SE engine at Aufrecht’s home in Grossaspach – a municipality in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. In 1965, a colleague from Daimler named Manfred Schiek participated in the German Touring Car Championship using Aufrecht and Melcher’s 300 SE engine and won not just once, but 10 times over! Backed by Schiek’s triumph with the engine, Aufrecht and Melcher had now effectively established themselves as experts in optimizing Mercedes-Benz performance.
However, Aufrecht couldn’t be satisfied with reputation alone. In his mind, he had one clear vision: to introduce racetrack performance to road vehicles. This led to Aufrecht’s departure from Mercedes-Benz in late 1966, and he persuaded Melcher to follow suit. Together in 1967, they founded the Aufrecht Melcher Großaspach engineering firm, which carried out the design and testing for the development of racing engines. Not long after, the engines the duo was building became the go-to for private racing teams.
In 1971, an unsuspecting luxury sedan fitted with an AMG® Mercedes 300 SEL 6.8 engine developed by Aufrecht and Melcher entered the 24 Hours of Spa – an annual endurance racing event for cars. With the help of their engine, this “heavy sedan” overtook the lighter race cars it was competing against and took home the titles of champion in its class and second place overall! This event sensationalized the sedan, and AMG® quickly became a household name worldwide.
AMG® is still a household name after 50 years! By partnering with the Mercedes-Benz brand, they are able to create the world’s best luxury sportscar. With a strong performance in motorsports, including the Mercedes-AMG® Petronas F1 Team dominating Formula One for 8 years, there’s a reason why so many people enjoy the AMG® lineup. Push the limits of automotive performance in one of these vehicles from Mercedes-Benz of Laguna Niguel!
Drivers can experience their inner speed demon
at the country’s top racetracks.
Do you have additional questions about the AMG® brand? If you’re considering purchasing an AMG® vehicle, learn more about the AMG® Purchase Reward, which offers exciting incentives to get behind the wheel of one of these powerful models!