Mercedes- AMG is the sports car and performance brand of Mercedes- Benz Cars. In 2005 Mercedes- AMG GmbH became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler AG. The plant in Affalterbach near Stuttgart houses the design and development units for AMG vehicles as well as the engine manufacturing facility. In addition, the location contains the company’s management, administration, and sales staff. The V8 engines are produced in Affalterbach. Other engine plants are located in Kölleda and Mannheim. The engines are handcrafted at these facilities in accordance with the “one man, one engine” principle. The AMG vehicles are series-produced at the international Mercedes- Benz plants. Driving Performance is the main feature of the AMG brand and can be directly experienced in every AMG vehicle as innovative top performance. The SLS AMG and the Mercedes- AMG GT sports cars are milestones in the company’s history, and both were developed by AMG completely independently. In 2016 Mercedes- AMG achieved a new sales record of almost 100,000 delivered vehicles.