Finally unveiled is the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT. In a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz today, the German automaker provided all of the juicy details and images we have been waiting for. Even more exciting is the announcement of a GT S model.
For starters, the car will be powered by the AMG-developed 4.0-liter V8 Biturbo engine (M178), which will have a 7-speed AMG Speedshift transmission mated to it. This is the first sportscar from AMG that will have internally mounted turbochargers and dry sump lubrication. With all of this being said, the base GT will have 456 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque at the ready, while the GT S will have 503 hp and 479 lb-ft.
In the press release, Mercedes also unveiled some preliminary performance results. The GT is stated to have a 0-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds, and 3.7 seconds for the GT S. Top speeds are currently set at 189 mph in the GT and 193 mph in the GT S.
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“With the new GT we are positioning Mercedes-AMG even more aggressively than to date as a dynamic sports car brand,” says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, in the press release. “With its technological substance, the Mercedes-AMG GT fulfills our high aspirations with regard to driving dynamics, agility and sportiness. The new GT is the second sports car developed fully independently by Mercedes-AMG. The car is manufactured according to the motto ‘Handcrafted By Racers’ – which perfectly encapsulates our heritage and our spirit.”
While all of these performance figures are great, what we have really been waiting for are the actual images of the GT without heavy camouflage. Right off the bat, the new GT looks very similar to the SLS AMG GT. However, there are quite a few differences that make this model unique in its own right.
The pair of headlights lighting the way for the car have a very similar shape to the modern S-Class models and house LED High Performance lights. These headlights also have “eyebrows,” which include daytime running lamps, side lights and indicators.
In the rear are very narrow tail lights that sit on the edge of the GT’s broad shoulders, highlighting its wide stance. The back is also home to an electronically retractable rear spoiler, which is completely sealed when not active.
Mercedes will be launching the MY2016 GT S in the second quarter of 2015, and the MY 2017 GT mid 2016.
For a quick breakdown on the car, Mercedes also released a reference guides for the new 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT. These can be viewed below, along with a gallery featuring the car.
GT S Standard Feature Highlights
- All-new AMG-developed 4.0 liter V8 Biturbo Engine (M178)
- 7-Speed AMG SpeedShift Dual Clutch Rear Transaxle with Electronically Controlled Limited Slip Differential.
- AMG DYNAMIC SELECT “RACE and MANUAL” Modes
- COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS (CPA+) with adaptive braking
- AMG Performance Seats (standard on both GT and GT S)
- Power Memory Seats for both driver and passenger
- AMG Adaptive Exhaust (with dynamic exhaust vane)
- Burmester Surround Sound System
- COMAND NTG 5.0 with touchpad
- AMG Adaptive Suspension
- AMG Performance Seats (standard on GT S)
- Nappa leather interior
- ATTENTION ASSIST
- Red brake calipers
- Rearview Camera
- KEYLESS START
GT S Optional Feature Highlights
- AMG DYNAMIC PLUS Package
- AMG high-performance ceramic compound brakes
- Burmester High-end Surround-Sound System
- Exterior Chrome Shadow Package
- Exterior Carbon Fiber Package
- AMG Night Package
- Panorama Sunroof
- 6 different wheel options
- 5 different interior trim options
- 13 interior color combinations (featuring Nappa, Nappa Exclusive, and Nappa with DINAMICA)
GT Overall Model Positioning
- Breathtaking modern design and driving dynamics that carries forward Mercedes-Benz’s sports car heritage to the highest levels
- Developed completely in-house by AMG
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