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2021 AMG Driving Academy – One of the Greatest Driving Experiences of your Life

Words Ash Ford | March 01, 2021
AMG Driving Academy has developed two event formats for the summer and winter: AMG Racetrack-Trainings and AMG Explorer
Words Ash Ford March 01, 2021

The AMG Driving Academy presents its varied driving program for 2021. Together with the tour operator AMG Experiences GmbH, the AMG Driving Academy has developed two event formats for the summer and winter: AMG Racetrack-Trainings and AMG Explorer. The concepts range from diverse training sessions on Europe’s best-known racetracks to fascinating driving excursions on the most beautiful country roads and intensively getting familiar with the Mercedes-AMG brand at the Affalterbach location.

AMG Explorer

AMG Explorer

Fun training on the racetrack for every driving skill

The AMG Racetrack-Trainings promise driving enjoyment on the racetrack for beginners and ambitious motorsports fans. The events are divided into four different training levels: Basic, Advanced, Pro and Masters. From beginners and advanced drivers through to seasoned experts – the AMG Racetrack-Trainings have the right program for all levels of experience and proficiency. The participants train their driving skills on legendary racetracks such as the Nürburgring Grand Prix track, Nordschleife, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and Hockenheimring under the supervision of experienced instructors. The AMG Racetrack-Trainings don’t just profit from the AMG instructors’ and AMG brand ambassadors’ many years of experience, but are supported by modern video and data analysis during selected training sessions.

The vehicle pool used for this year’s AMG Racetrack-Trainings comprises the following models: theMercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ (combined fuel consumption: 8.4 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 192 g/km), the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé (combined fuel consumption: 10.8 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 246 g/km), the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+ 4-Door Coupé (combined fuel consumption: 12.5 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 285 g/km) and the Mercedes-AMG GT R (combined fuel consumption: 13.1 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 299 g/km). In addition, Racetrack Trainings guests have the exclusive chance to drive the Mercedes-AMG GT4 and Mercedes-AMG GT3 out on the racetrack.And the most exciting part is the addition of the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series (combined fuel consumption: 12.8 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 292 g/km) to the fleet, promising to deliver an adrenaline rush complete with goosebumps with its V8 biturbo engine. The choice of vehicles varies depending on the event. In addition, you have the option of taking part in your own Mercedes-AMG vehicle during selected training sessions.

AMG Racetrack-Trainings

AMG Racetrack-Trainings


Performance and panorama in the beating heart of the brand and on the most beautiful country roads.

The AMG Explorer events guarantee exclusive brand experiences, unforgettable moments of enjoyment and lots of driving pleasure on the most beautiful routes: the Explore the Scenery event series, will take you through the Alps to Kitzbühel, through Bavaria’s Alpine foothills to Tegernsee and through Styria to Graz.

The Cruise to Kitzbühel event sees participants start in Affalterbach with a factory tour and they then drive to Kitzbühl in a fleet of selected Mercedes-AMG models. Highlights along the route are the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, the culinary pit stop in the Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt as well as Schloss Fuschl. In Kitzbühel, the participants spend the night in the renowned Kitzbühel Country Club, which is usually only open for members of the club.

The Up and Down in Graz tour includes a guided driving excursion with selection of the latest Mercedes-AMG models. Arriving at their destination in Graz, the iconic G-Class awaits guests in the off-road track of the G-Class Experience Center. The participants manoeuvre the G-Class through the challenging off-road park with inclines of up to 35°, including breathtaking climbs, a muddy trenches and spectacular winding passages.

At the heart of the historic brand in Affalterbach, participants will learn all the details and background information about the vehicles and the brand from a professional guide on an exclusive factory tour. A guided driving excursion in the latest Mercedes-AMG models rounds off the half-day or full-day event.

The AMG Driving Academy program will be steadily expanded throughout the year. Customers can look forward to future events.

Professional support from the AMG brand ambassadors

In addition to the experienced AMG instructors, the AMG brand ambassadors Maro Engel, Bernd Schneider, Karl Wendlinger and Bernd Mayländer will be on hand to offer their extensive expertise to participants in the AMG Racetrack-Trainings and AMG Explorer events. As one of the best GT3 drivers in the world, Maro Engel will help the participants to get the most out of the performance and dynamics of the Mercedes-AMG models on the racetrack or country roads. Bernd Schneider, the five-time DTM winner among other things, has been a brand ambassador for many years and will be accompanying the AMG Driving Academy summer and autumn program. Former Formula 1 and DTM driver Karl Wendlinger as well as the official driver of the Mercedes-AMG Official FIA F1 Safety Cars™ Bernd Mayländer will support the participants with many tips and tricks on vehicle handling and look forward to open discussions with the participants.

A comprehensive hygiene and safety plan was developed especially for the AMG Driving Academy events within the scope of the Covid-19 pandemic that goes well beyond the legal requirements. Detailed information on the hygiene and safety plan can be found on the website of the tour operator AMG Experiences at All event dates and details are subject to the further development of the Covid-19 pandemic and the legal regulations in force on the respective event dates.

About the AMG Driving Academy

Not only in Germany, but also for example in Australia, China, Japan, Russia or the USA – in a total of 15 markets – the AMG Driving Academy has been thrilling its customers with exclusive performance driving events since 2007.

The events are organised by the external and independent tour operator AMG Experiences GmbH. All AMG Racetrack-Trainings and AMG Explorer event formats are now available to book via the company’s website ( or via the service hotline on +49 (0)711 652 000 222. You can obtain further information about the program by contacting the Service Centre of the tour operator AMG Experiences GmbH at