The GT is a follow-up to the Mercedes SLS AMG. It’s the second car designed entirely by the AMG division for Mercedes and is also based on the same architecture as the SLS. However, the GT is lighter, shorter, and without gullwing doors.
The AMG GT line-up combines top of the line racetrack performance and driving dynamics but is still practical for everyday use. Mercedes has claimed that the GT’s efficiency sets the bar in the new segment. Below are its variants.
This is the entry level variant of the entire GT line-up. It’s equipped with 19-inch wheels front and rear and its M178 engine is tuned to an output of 469 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. What makes it different from the more expensive variants in this line is the fact that its Dynamic Select adaptive drivetrain system doesn’t have the Race Start and Race Mode settings. It has a passive exhaust system and doesn’t have the Ride Control adaptive suspensive system either. However, its Keyless-Go feature is optional.
The GT S also has the M178 engine but is tuned to an output of 515 hp and 495 lb-ft of torque. Unlike the entry level AMG GT, the GTS has the Race Start and Race Mode settings, a lithium-ion battery, the Performance Exhaust System with dynamic flaps, and the Ride Control adapt ve suspensive system. The Keyless-Go feature is a standard on this variant and comes with 19-inch front wheels and 20 inches on the rear.
The M178 engine in the GT C is tuned to an output of 557 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque. This variant pretty much has the same features as the GT S, but its body is approximately 3 inches wider and has an active rear steering. GT Cs released in the US have the standard Dynamic Plus and Lane Tracking options, which are optional features in non-US released GT Cs.
When it debuted at the Detroit Auto Show in 2017, Mercedes also announced the addition of the Edition 50, a GT C variant that comes in two shades of matte paint known as designo Cashmere White Magno and designo Graphite Grey Magno.
Only 500 units of Edition 50 have been released globally. Out of the number, 50 roadsters and 50 coupés were released in the US.
The GT R was released in June 2016 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. This variant is claimed to reach a speed of 198 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h within 3.6 seconds. Its M178 engine is tuned to an output of 585 PS and 516 lb-ft of torque.
Apart from the similar mechanical features it shares with the GT C, the GT R has Traction Control system available in 9 modes, a rear spoiler that can be adjusted manually, an active underbody fairing, and coilover springs that can be manually adjusted as well.
The GT R is without the audio-dimming interior and exterior mirrors, the heated side mirrors, the integrated garage-door opener, and the Keyless-GO.
This variant made quite the impression upon its launch because of the several cosmetic improvements it had in tow, notably the front and rear diffusers, new front air intakes, a fixed rear wing, and the front grille featured vertical slats on them. The GT R’s styling has been widely compared to that of the GT3 race car, but with a mild facelift. The GT R was made available to the public in November 2016, but deliveries didn’t start until 2017. in a test arranged by the German magazine Sport Auto, the GT R completed a lap in 7:10.92 in the Nürburgring Nordschleife track.
Mercedes GT and GT C Roadster
Shortly after the announcement of the GT R, the GT and GT C roadsters were introduced as the roadster versions of the GT and GT C coupés. Both variants debuted at the Paris Motor Show in 2016.
To stabilize airflow and help with cooling, the GT and GT C roadsters are integrated with an active air management system. The GT roadster has a longer final drive and a higher first and lower seventh gear than the GT coupé. The GT C roadster, meanwhile, retains the GT C coupe’s wider bodywork.
Both roadster variants are available in beige, red, and black with a three-layer fabric roof made of steel, magnesium, and aluminum.
Only the GT C roaster has the Edition 50 model like the GT C coupé.
Mercedes-AMG-GT 4-Door Coupé
A surprising twist to the GT is the 4-Door coupé, which as the name implies, is a four-door variant to the two-door sports car. It’s the third model exclusive to the AMG family and offers three different drivetrain configurations, with all them bolting up to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The GT 4-door coupé went on sale at the start of October and is expected to reach showrooms in spring 2019. Contact us today to find out how you can schedule a test drive!