AMG Expects to Sell 50 Percent More Cars in 2014

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According to numbers posted by the hooning division of Mercedes-Benz from Affalterbach, it seems that the AMG branch has pretty much doubled its sales within the last two years.
Obviously, the lion's share in terms of growth was represented by the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG and the CLA 45 AMG, both of which are selling like hotcakes compared with any V8 or V12-engined AMG model.

To put it into perspective, Mercedes-AMG GmbH apparently sold more than 32,200 vehicles during 2013, exceeding their 2017 sales goal by four years and over 2,000 cars, which is no mean feat.

Speaking with the German sister publication of Automotive News, AMG boss Tobias Moers said: “We have increased our sales in the first quarter by 50 percent. […] I assume that this growth will continue throughout the year.”

If Moers' prediction turns out to be correct, it would mean that the nutters from Affalterbach wil manage to sell at least 45,000 cars by the end of 2014, beating all expectations and making AMG the largest boutique car manufacturer – if you like – on the planet.

Keep in mind that the Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG and S 63 AMG Coupe have yet to reach showrooms, while the AMG GT is also on the way by the end of the year, so their sales figures are likely to keep improving exponentially.

In other words, by the time when AMG turns fifty years old in 2017, we should see quite a bit more of their models on the road, especially since there are news that an AMG sub-brand – in the likes of Audi's S models and BMW's M-Performance – might be on the horizon after next year's launch of the C 450 Sport.

Story via Automobil Woche
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