The much anticipated Mercedes-Benz AMG GT has finally shown itself in all its glory.
Aft of the familiar Mercedes-Benz front fascia, a long bonnet stretches till the short windscreen, with the roofline ending in one swoopy finish, leading to the slim tail lights. The proportions are pure Grand Tourer, with the distinctive cab backward stance.
- The car will make its public debut at the Paris Motor Show this October.
- The AMG GT is powered by the AMG division’s new 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 lump which is related to the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder unit from the A45, GLA45 and the CLA45. The next-generation C63 AMG will benefit from this engine as well.
- It’ll sell in two flavours- the “entry-level” AMG GT with 456hp on tap and a 0-100km/h (62mph) time of 4.0 seconds and the faster AMG GT S, with 510hp and a 0-100km/h time of 3.8 seconds.
- Transmission duties are taken care of by a seven-speed dual clutch box, while the AMG GT is rear-wheel drive only.
- The AMG GT is also expected to cost 40% less than the outgoing SLS AMG, which it replaces. The AMG GT will be more of a honed sports car rather than a supercar and will go head to head against the Porsche 911 Turbo, higher end versions of the Jaguar F-Type and the upcoming McLaren P13.
- Additional features on the GT S include an electronically controlled differential (instead of the GT’s mechanical rear differential), the AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with three-stage damping, bigger front brakes (390mm vs. 360mm), engine & transmission mounts (comes with the optional AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package) and a staggered wheel setup with 265/35 R 19 tires at the front and 295/30 R 20 tires at the rear.
- Optional, ceramic high-performance composite brake system with 402mm discs at the front and 360mm at the rear is available for both models.
- The cars will go on sale in the UK from April of 2015, and an Indian launch is expected shortly thereafter.
Head to the gallery below for a set of detailed images of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT