Introducing the Mercedes-AMG GT
The engineers at Mercedes-AMG have created some truly intoxicating cars over the years. With every new model comes even greater levels of performance and an enhanced sense of drama from the very moment the engine strikes into life.
The latest addition to the AMG heritage comes in the form of the stunning Mercedes-AMG GT, which is available as a two door coupe and a roadster. Depending on what you intend on using the vehicle for, there's a number of different models to choose from, with a race-inspired GT R available for track enthusiasts.
Keep on reading to discover what sets this breathtaking Gran Turismo apart from the rest of the cars that occupy the same segment.
Any prospective customer needs to understand that the Mercedes-AMG GT is more than just a driving experience. From the beginning of the journey to the end, the AMG GT has been designed to be an event that will spike the adrenaline.
The classic sports car lines are there for all to see, with the iconic three-pointed star sitting proud on the panamericana grille, which sits at the end of that iconic long bonnet. The presence continues towards the rear of the car, which perfectly blends function and form.
The engine in the AMG GT - a 4.0-litre V8 that you can learn more about below - is mounted as far back as possible. The end result is freakish agility and perfect balance. Lightweight compounds feature throughout the AMG GT, which translates to a gross weight of around 1,500 kg - that is remarkably low for a car in this class.
Interior and Technology
Inside is not just typical of AMG, it's typical of Mercedes-Benz, period. Every surface around the cabin is finished with plush materials that will age similarly to that of a fine wine. The sharp 10.25-inch multimedia display and 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster combine seamlessly to offer necessary driver information as well as slick smartphone connectivity.
An AMG performance steering wheel commands the attention of the driver as soon as they are seated, and features nappa leather alongside touch control pads. The AMG Performance seats are another standout feature of the cabin, and are upholstered in ARTICO man-made leather/DINAMICA microfibre.
Opt for the PLUS Package and drivers will benefit from a panoramic sunroof and Burmester surround sound system.
Engines and Performance
The power plant Mercedes-AMG have opted for is a masterpiece. In essence, it is a 4.0-litre V8 that has two turbochargers fitted between the V of the engine. That's quite the recipe, and one that produces up to 557 bhp and 501 lb/ft.
Putting that power down is certainly no issue thanks to the AMG 7-speed sports transmission, which provides lightning gear changes. Changing the driver mode will alter the behaviour of the gearbox, ideal for different driving styles.
As a result of Mercedes-AMG's relentless pursuit of perfection, the AMG GT achieves an optimal weight distribution of 47% to 53% between the front and rear axle. Meanwhile, AMG high-performance composite brakes ensure stopping power is more than adequate. There is the option to upgrade to Carbon Ceramic brakes.
GT R Coupé
- Parking package including front and rear camera and Parking Assist PARKTRONIC
- Mirror package and KEYLESS-GO package
- 19"/20"AMG 5-twin-spoke forged-alloy wheels painted in titanium grey
- Active Aerodynamics
- Active Air Control System
- AMG GT R bodystyling
- AMG Performance exhaust system, switchable
- AMG rear axle limited-slip differential lock, electronically controlled – provides increased driving stability
- AMG rear axle steering
- AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with adjustable damper system
- Brake calipers painted yellow
- Carbon fibre roof
- Headlamps – high-performance LED head and tail lamps including Adaptive High Beam Assist
- Rear aerofoil – static
- Sports tyres
- AMG High-Gloss Black Trim package
- AMG Interior Night package
- AMG DRIVE UNIT – centre console in V8 design with colour display buttons
- AMG floor mats with ‘AMG’ lettering
- AMG sports bucket seats
- Burmester surround sound system
- COMAND Online system including touchpad
- Heated front seats
Experience the Mercedes-AMG GT
There can be no denying the fact that the Mercedes-AMG GT is an utterly incredible piece of engineering that fulfils its remit of being an intoxicating driving experience that makes every journey an event. The ability to choose between a coupe and a classic roadster simply enhances the desirability, not that it needed enhancing you understand.
If you wish to explore the Mercedes-AMG GT in all its varieties, then please contact your nearest Stratstone Mercedes-Benz retailer to arrange a viewing.