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Mercedes-Benz AMG Driving Experience

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM
AMG GT R - Beast of Green Hell.
Crystal Anderson, VP Admin and HR at Telicon, at the second annual Mercedes Benz Jamaica AMG Driving Experience with her GLC 43 AMG 4Matic SUV.
En route to Grizzly’s Plantation Cove at the second annual Mercedes-Benz Jamaica AMG Driving Experience.
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Recently, Mercedes-Benz Jamaica took its entire range of AMG models for a drive out to Grizzly's Plantation Cove in St Ann for the second annual Mercedes-Benz Driving Experience. From South Camp Road via the Portmore Toll and a straight shot on the North-South Highway, AMG enthusiasts got behind the wheels of some of the fastest and most powerful vehicles on the island and got a real feel of the performance of these vehicles. These AMG models offer something for every driver - from the sports enthusiast to those who just want luxury. The vehicles combine racetrack assertiveness with everyday capabilities to ensure an intensive driving experience while continually challenging the status quo through holistic vehicle development.

Invited guests had their choice of driving their own AMG vehicle or selecting from Mercedes-Benz Jamaica's variety of AMG stock units.

"AMG is the Mercedes-Benz sport package born out of an opportunity for more performance and more power. Now, over 15 classic models are equipped with AMG performance technology, providing optimal and superior engine performance for motorsports - and for the road. We're so excited to host our second annual driving event and furthermore, to be the first hosts of such an event in the Caribbean to help show our customers the power, the drive, and the beauty of the AMG units. To show them what it feels like to be behind the wheel of the premier driving vehicle in the world, what it feels like to be a part of the AMG family," noted Amanda Lechler, brand manager, Mercedes-Benz Jamaica.

The brand has also experienced much success in Jamaica as the AMG line enjoys the top sales in the Caribbean region. "Mercedes-Benz is a lifestyle, one that caters to the everyday citizen and the car enthusiast. Beyond the function of just getting us from point A to point B, we have now transitioned to expressing ourselves through our vehicles. The AMG range provides customers, from sports fanatics to more luxury detail-oriented enthusiasts, with an unmatched experience, making every AMG a statement of driving performance," noted Duncan Stewart, director at Stewart's Automotive Group, official dealers of Mercedes-Benz in Jamaica. With the AMG range, Mercedes-Benz is determined to deliver the innovations that ensure that customers continue to live out their passion for performance to the fullest.

We caught up with a few of the drivers to get a feel of their AMG drive experience.

 

Donovan James, CEO of DHL and Crystal Anderson, vice-president, admin and human resources at Telicon

 

Q. How long have you been a Mercedes-Benz AMG driver?

A. For two years, combined.

What's so special about the AMG range of cars?

The power, the stability on roads, the quick response time, the agility. It gives a totally different driving experience - it's unmatched.

If you could own and drive any AMG, which one would it be?

No other; just my own car - the AMG GT R

 

Jah Cure, reggae artiste

 

How long have you been a Mercedes-Benz AMG driver?

A little over a year now

What's so special about the AMG range of cars?

I love the speed, the features and the sounds. The sound of the engine is like music to my ears.

How was the drive down today?

Sweet! I live for days like this.

If you could own and drive any AMG, which one would it be?

The G 63 S - that's the next AMG I plan to get

 

Earl Manning, businessman

 

How long have you been a Mercedes-Benz AMG driver?

Since 2014

What's so special about the AMG range of cars?

The performance, versatility and adaptability

How was the drive down today?

Exhilarating to say the least!

If you could own and drive any AMG, which one would it be?

My car - the GLC 43 AMG

 

Andre Russell, cricketer

 

How long have you been an Mercedes-Benz AMG driver?

I've been a proud owner of the CLA 45 AMG 4Matic Coupe (two of them), C 63 AMG Coupe and GLE 43 AMG 4Matic Coupe for a few years now

What's so special about the AMG range of cars?

I'm a sports car guy, so the sound, the look and the overall sexiness of the vehicles are what's so special. I consider myself privileged to be an owner of these super cars.

If you could own and drive any AMG, which one would it be?

I'm definitely interested in the GLE 63 AMG 4Matic Coupe.