2011 AMG Driving Academy Details

New 2011 – 2012 AMG Driving Academy Programs

Based on the feedback and comments received here at AMGmarket.com, the AMG Driving Academy events are well worth checking out. The events offer you a high performance driving experience with groups of like-minded individuals. It should be noted that the AMG Driving Academy programs are manufacturer-sponsored events. And now, Daimler is hosting a wide range of new driving events for 2011 and 2012. The events are for drivers and enthusiasts interested in improving his or her performance skills on the track and/or safety on the road.

The AMG Driving Academy initially focused on European venues but now events are also held in both the USA and China. Here’s a quick overview of the AMG Driving Academy events with links for detailed info including fees and event dates that are provided by Mercedes-AMG: Read more about 2011 AMG Driving Academy Details

AMGmarket.com: 2010 AMG Driving Academy Dates

The AMG Driving Academy “Pro Level” is available this year at Road Atlanta (June 28-30, 2010). And, they added the SLS AMG to the list.

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Following its inaugural year in the U.S., Mercedes-AMG is presenting a new season for driving enthusiasts who want to sharpen their advanced driving skills at the AMG Driving Academy. Among the list of enhancements is the addition of a Pro Level for 2010. Under the guidance of top professional instructors, the AMG Driving Academy offers the opportunity to personally experience the excitement of motorsports and the track capabilities of Mercedes-AMG vehicles including the all new 563 hp SLS AMG, capable of 0-60 mph in less than four seconds.

Originally founded by Mercedes-AMG in Affalterbach, Germany in 2007, the AMG Driving Academy launched in the U.S. in 2009. More than six-hundred driving enthusiasts participated in the advanced driver program last year, and participants now have the opportunity to attend an advanced three-day Pro Level program at one of the top circuits in the U.S., Road Atlanta. Program participants have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of several AMG models including the E63 AMG, SL63 AMG, C63 AMG, SLK55 AMG and SLS AMG. Read more about AMGmarket.com: 2010 AMG Driving Academy Dates

AMG Power 5.5-liter V8 Biturbo

AMG V8 Biturbo Highlights

The most important highlights of the new AMG V8 biturbo engine and the new AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission

  • Direct petrol injection with piezo-electric injectors and spray-guided
    combustion
  • Twin turbochargers with air/water intercooling
  • Sophisticated engine electronics with Controlled Efficiency start/stop function and generator management
  • Aluminum crankcase with ventilation holes to reduce friction
  • Continuous camshaft adjustment on the intake and exhaust sides
  • Demand-controlled engine oil pump
  • AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission with a wet start-up clutch and three driving modes

Powerful and efficient: an eight-cylinder developing up to 420 kW (571 hp): Aim: Best in class – top performance in all respects by virtue of a comprehensively efficient powertrain

AMG V8 biturbo engine photos:

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AMG Mercedes Press Release

Affalterbach – AMG is writing another chapter in its “AMG Performance 2015” drive system strategy: a completely newly developed AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine with a Read more about AMG Power 5.5-liter V8 Biturbo