After I got this tip from a friend, I packed my bags and punched an address into my navigation system and left for Belgium. My destination was The Mercedes House in the center of Brussels, the European capital. They had a special exhibition with several AMG models.
One of the first cars I laid my eyes on was this E63 AMG. This four door saloon is powered by a 6.3 liter V8. This naturaly aspirated engine has been developed by AMG and is the most powerful NA V8 production engine in the world.
It generates 525bhp at 6800rpm and has a maximum torque of 630nm.
The sleek lines and sharp edges make this the perfect Autobahn cruiser. The engine propels this car from 0 to 100km/h in 4.5 seconds and it doesn't stop until it reaches 250km/h. The car is capable of going faster but it has been electronically limited.
Downstairs was a brief history of AMG and they had this CLK DTM AMG. Only 100 of these cars were built in 2004. The car was built by HWA who are also responsible for the CLK-GTR. The driving force behind HWA is Hans Werner Aufrecht, the A in AMG.
The car is powered by a supercharged V8 that is capable of 582bhp at 6100rpm and has an incredible 800Nm at 3500rpm. Within four seconds you are at 100km/h thanks to the AMG Speedshift five speed automatic gearbox. The top speed lies at 300km/h.
The exterior has a lot of carbon parts like this spoiler and the rear diffusor. The doors were closed so I don't have interior shots.
This is the SL63 AMG, like the name implies it is powered by the 6.3 liter V8. It is a true roadster with all the luxuries you could wish for. With the top down you can enjoy the amazing soundtrackof that V8.
Behind the AMG wheels are the 360mm ventilated rotors with six piston calipers. The SL is equipped with a race start function that ensures the car has maximum traction and acceleration off the line.
There was a wall with several die cast models including this 300 SEL 6.8 AMG that competed in the 24hrs of Spa Francorchamps. This car is a true icon and is one of the cars that made AMG famous.
Another section featured these CLK GTR's
I really liked this yellow 1994 ‘Promarkt' C-Class driven by Jörg Van Ommen.
I also spotted this picture of the 1980 450 SLC AMG, but more on that car in another feature. Could anybody identify the circuit it's racing on?
The newest member in the AMG stable is this SLS. It also features their 6.3 litre V8 but with 571bhp and 650Nm. It has a topspeed of 317km/h and reaches 100km/h in 3.8 seconds.
I really like the frontend design but I'm not really fond of the rear. The gullwing doors are a nice touch which links back to the 300SL.
Right at the entrance was this Formula 1 safety car; the driver for this car was Bernd Mayländer, a DTM veteran.
Imagine driving this at every Formula 1 race on some of the greatest circuits around the world !
This A class is something special but I will save this for later in the month. Does anybody already have an idea why this car is so special?