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BY: Ron

Galant AMG!

Now you see it, now you don’t. AMG-tuned Galant!

Remember the independent days of Aufrecht Melcher Großaspach before the 1999 M-B buyout? Yeah, we thought we did, too, until we were tipped to this AMG-tuned sixth generation Mitsubishi Galant. Before you flip your lid, it seems AMG didn't do a whole lot anything to the motor or drivetrain—word is it's the same FWD, non-turbo setup (re: not a VR4). Oddly, the brochure shows a "Type I" and "Type 2" setup but our Japanese reading skills are rusty nonexistent, "our bad"! However, it's clear AMG did offer a clean kit and wheel options along with interior cloth upholstery mods. Does this "discovery" excite some of us at 0-60 more than the latest bland photos surrounding the E92 M3? Sadly, yes (Hey, it's the little things!). galant-amg-6.jpg galant-amg-3.jpg galant-amg-4.jpg galant-amg-2.jpg mitsui-amg-10.jpg galant-amg-11.jpg (tip: Gustave at M5board and http://galantamg.xxxxxxxx.jp/)
  • HiGGiNS says:
    February 16, 2007 at 7:24 pm

    Wow... what a gem.

  • Peter says:
    June 27, 2007 at 6:59 am

    This Lucky Guy MB4EVA has 3 genuine galant amg's and one for sale on ebay! Wish I had the dosh!

  • AMG Galant says:
    January 17, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    The article is partially incorrect. The AMG galant is still FWD, but the engine is a tuned high compression, normally aspirated version putting out 168hp to the normal GSR model's 138hp. Many of the other features on the car (interior, brakes, bodykit, suspension) are upgraded in the typical luxury performance style that AMG is famous for. A good article on Autospeed: http://www.autospeed.com/cms/A_2709/article.html

  • J says:
    February 6, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Hello, I am an owner of an DB 280TE AMG Step II (you can see the car here > http://www.mb-galerie.de/galerie.php?classnr=28&modelnr=126). While surving the internet I found some informations about the MITSUBISHI GLANT AMG. My local Mitsubishi dealer will not sell the indoor AMG-plate from the Galant to me, only if I have an original FIN (car data number from the frame)... Maybe someone could send such a FIN directly to my hands, so I clould order such a plate for my car Joerg.Maschke@MVConline.de Thanks for all the help

  • Nimthada says:
    May 8, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Cool +10

  • Nimthada says:
    May 8, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Cool ... ... .... Thank

  • Nimthada says:
    May 8, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Spasibochki for writing! Used to write home.

  • AMG Infiniti - MBClub UK Forums says:
    December 6, 2010 at 10:02 am

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  • AMG says:
    January 9, 2011 at 3:46 am

    Hahaha!! This is funny. Galant AMG !!! ???? Hahaha

  • Joran says:
    March 25, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    And what's so funny boy? At that time, AMG was not bought by MB so they can modify any vehicle. There was also Mitsubishi Debonair AMG.

  • Painted Valve Covers [Merged 11-8] - Page 20 - DSM Forums says:
    July 14, 2012 at 2:30 am

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