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Old 18th November 2020, 12:30 PM
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Default How to spot a Pre-merger AMG

According to this catalog/brochure the badge was not available without 2 or more external pieces. Not a guarantee of authenticity, but it certainly helps to know...

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So front spoiler and wheels make an AMG
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Do you have a high resolution image of this?
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Old 18th November 2020, 03:35 PM
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Nah thatís the best it gets unfortunately!!
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So front spoiler and wheels make an AMG
Exactly!! Or front & rear spoilers...
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So I have a AMG 6.9 then 😊
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Correct & you’re officially ‘allowed’ to fit a boot badge!
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Old 18th November 2020, 06:07 PM
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Does it really matter who fitted the genuine parts? Is it necessary to have paid an authorised AMG retailer back in the 80s to fit the SAME components?

And Iíd suggest your engine mods are better than anything done by AMG back in the day...
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Correct & youíre officially Ďallowedí to fit a boot badge!
I would hope floor mats don't count!
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No it was only 2 or more external mods. Although the mats werenít cheap...

Some are refuting this assessment & state you could unofficially buy a badge without any other mods. And that this brochure was produced by a retailer in the US. And that body kits alone do not classify as a true AMG.

Personally if itís in print, then itís official. AMG would not be happy if a retailer did anything outside their internal policies & they would risk being stripped of the right to sell AMG gear.

Interesting that I recently discovered info that AMG didnít do much engine R&D & that it was subcontracted to Melcher (the ĎMí in AMG) when he went his own way to create the MB tuner MKB.
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78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
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