What You Need to Know About the AMG Transmission


Mercedes-Benz is known for their prestige cars, and their transmissions play an important role in creating the seamless drive that passengers crave.

Mercedes transmissions are some of the most technologically advanced in the automotive industry. This is no surprise, as their 125 years of innovation have led them to thrive on both residential streets and race tracks.

Whether you're looking for a car with a transmission that offers enhanced performance or improved fuel economy, the AMG range is a great option to consider.

In this blog, we will look at the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT features, advantages, and our recommended care instructions.

What is the AMG Gearbox?

AMG is the high-performance division of Mercedes-Benz and their transmissions are an important part of what makes these vehicles so special.

The AMG's MCT transmission is built to handle the demands of high-performance driving. They are designed to be fast, smooth, and efficient. 

The transmission is available in both automatic and manual versions and has several features designed to improve performance.

AMG Transmission Features

The new AMG drive unit, features lightweight materials and close gear ratios to help ensure quick and responsive acceleration.

In addition to the innovative race start function, AMG transmissions come with several built-in safety features, a compact wet start-up clutch replacing the torque converter, steering wheel shift paddles, multi-clutch technology (MCT), central control unit, and engine speed limiting.

Advantages of the AMG Transmission

Mercedes AMG's MCT transmission creates prevalent advantages for drivers, including:

Caring for your AMG drive unit

Although the AMG speedshift MCT 7 is a highly advanced piece of machinery, like all transmissions, it still requires regular maintenance to keep it running at its best. 

AMG recommends servicing the transmission every 60,000 miles or after 24 months, whichever comes first.

Mercedes AMG FAQs

How often should my Mercedes transmission fluid be changed?

According to most Mercedes-Benz manufacturers, transmission fluid should be changed every 20,000 miles or once every two years – whichever comes first. However, if you do a lot of stop-and-go city driving or otherwise tend to put a lot of stress on your transmission, you may need to change it more frequently. 

Keep in mind that changing your transmission fluid regularly is one of the best ways to extend the life of your transmission and avoid costly repairs

What transmission does Mercedes use?

Mercedes-Benz has a range of automatic transmissions, manual transmissions, and most recently, hybrid transmissions.

Today, most Mercedes come with a seven-speed automatic transmission. However, alongside the AMGs MCT speedshift transmission, you can commonly find the five-speed, and six-speed transmissions.

Contact the AMG Transmission Specialists!

Here at Automatic Transmissions R Us, we offer high-quality service provided only by extremely knowledgeable and well-trained professionals so that you don’t have to worry about a thing.

Contact the Auto Trans team today by sending through an enquiry form, emailing info@autotransrus.com.au or giving us a call on (08) 9240 5449! We’ll have you back in your car in no time.