An unparalleled challenge.
The competition for AMG Snow 2017, An Unparalleled Challenge has now closed. Winners will be announced 24 July 2017 on our Mercedes-Benz New Zealand Facebook Page.
AMG is born.
AMG — the story begins over 50 years ago when the names behind these three letters turned a passion for motorsports into a unique company. Two engineers, Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher, were working on the 300 SE racing engine at Daimler-Benz until the company discontinued motorsport. Their unwavering passion led to the founding of their own business in an old mill in Burgstall, Germany in 1967 and AMG was born.
The 1st racing milestone.
The first AMG racing milestone was in 1971 at the 24 Hours of Spa, which went down in company history. The AMG Mercedes 300 SEL 6.8 was the champion in its class, winning second place. A heavy, luxury sedan beating lighter race cars ... this caused a sensation, and the AMG name spread across the world.
From race to road.
From the 1970s to the end of the 1990s, AMG expanded upon its reputation for high-performance vehicles. In 1976, the company moved to a purpose-built workshop in Affalterbach. In 1990, AMG and Daimler-Benz signed an agreement of cooperation and the first model unveiled was the C 36 AMG in 1993.
Half a century of performance.
2017 marks 50 years of AMG – the ideal time to start a new chapter in Driving Performance. The Mercedes-AMG GT Concept with the intelligent EQ Power+ hybrid drive, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, demonstrates how Mercedes-AMG will unite efficiency with impressive performance. A glimpse into the future of performance - made by AMG.
The home of AMG Snow 2017. Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds located 35km from Wanaka and 55km from Queenstown on the top of the Pisa mountain range.
An unparallelled challenge. 30km of compacted snow.
Located in breathtaking landscapes, these vast snow and ice surfaces are the perfect conditions to test your driving capabilities.
After a safety briefing, the morning session will be a series of exercises to acquaint participants with the specially prepared AMG vehicles.
Queenstown offers the perfect setting for adventure, relaxation and fun. From the soaring, snowy heights of the Remarkables to the cosmopolitan restaurants, there’s something for everyone.
Hotel St Moritz. Charming and handsomely appointed, this is where you’ll be spending each night. Overlooking Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by panoramic views, Hotel St Moritz embodies the spirit of its location.
Sample some of the country’s finest dining at the carefully selected venues offering a superb dining experience.
To celebrate 50 Years of Mercedes-AMG, we’re giving you and a guest the chance to experience the thrill of AMG Snow in Queenstown this August. See full prize package below.
The Prize Package.
Entrants must be 25 years and over to enter. Terms and Conditions apply.