45

45

The Story; The Cars
Clauspeter Becker, Markus Bolsinger, Michael Clauss, Frank Mühling, Hans Schilder, and Achim Peitzmeier
Hardback/Color Photos
468
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Celebrating the 45 years of AMG cars (1967-2012), the book begins with an 80 page plus history of AMG and its relationship to Mercedes, becoming wholly-owned by (then) Daimler-Chrysler in 2005. The main section is devoted to chronologically covering individual AMG models, from the 1967 AMG 230 (W110) to the 2013 SLS AMG E-Cell (C197). Divided into sections by decades, each AMG model is covered by at least a two page spread, including at least one color photograph and a table listing specifications and performance data. Surprising to me (probably because I own a S500), was the AMG-developed 2000-02 Pullman (limousine) that was based on a stretched 220 platform, designated the VV220, and was outfitted to a level similar to the recently discontinued Maybach models. Two models were offered: the S55 with the M113 engine, and the S63 with the M137 engine. The book is a quality publication that is highly recommended for all AMG owners and enthusiasts. Kenneth Madden | North Texas