It was with the conviction they could win that Hans-Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher laid the foundations of AMG in 1967. Together, they optimized engine power and dedicated themselves to customer sport. In 1971, won their class at the legendary 24-hour race of Spa with the AMG 300 SEL 6.8. This made the letters A, M and G famous around the world. A – the visionary Aufrecht, who constantly drove the company forward; M – the technical genius Melcher, who found solutions for even the most complex challenges; and G – Großaspach, the birthplace of Hans-Werner Aufrecht.