The Mercedes-AMG brand is moving into a new, top-class sports car segment for the company. The GT is the second sports car developed entirely in-house by Mercedes-AMG. Its newly developed AMG 4.0-litre V8 bi-turbo engine underscores the hallmark AMG driving performance. More importantly, it combines the latest in driving dynamics technology and first-class racetrack performance with superb everyday practicality and efficiency that sets new standards in the segment. Whether you’re a fan of Mercedes luxury or the high-end performance that AMG is known for, the new AMG GT promises to satisfy both needs.
It is a little known fact that the first Mercedes ever built was built to race. This latest successor to that long lineage seeks to carry this heritage forward: the new Mercedes-AMG sports car brand is moving into a new, top-class sports car segment for the company. Its newly developed AMG 4.0-litre V8 bi-turbo engine underscores the hallmark AMG driving performance. The first sports car engine with internally mounted turbochargers (called a “hot inside V”) and dry sump lubrication is configured in two-output ratings. No matter which way you go though, it will be powerful and responsive.
It has everything you would expect from an authentic Mercedes-AMG sports car – from the characteristic styling and thoroughbred motorsport technology, to the optimum weight distribution. The drive system tailored consistently to driving dynamics and perfectly complements this setup. At the same time, the two-seater is a straightforward, comfortable and reliable companion for everyday motoring thanks to its practical tailgate, easily accessible luggage compartment, high level of comfort on long journeys and the extensive range of Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive assistance systems.
The overall look of the car is iconic in itself: the long bonnet with its pronounced powerdomes, the greenhouse which has been moved far back, the large wheels and broad tail end make up the distinctive looks. The trimmed cabin results in muscular shoulders – the hallmark Mercedes “Coke bottle” shape – which lends the car its extremely powerful stance. Positively arched surfaces give the Mercedes-AMG GT S its sensuous character and the appearance of a sculpture.
The creative interaction of diverse design elements lends the coupé a superior, self-confident front: the three-dimensional diamond radiator grille, with central Mercedes star, a broad louvre and AMG lettering, stands in the center of the front end. LED High Performance headlamps with stylized “eyebrows” as daytime running lamps, side lights and indicators, as well as three separate high-beam reflectors lend the GT S its characteristic look.
The interior design embodies maximum emotion for the auto purist. Radically low, sporty proportions create a unique sense of spaciousness. Clearly drawn components and their authentic materials underscore the dynamic character and create instant excitement: anyone opening the door discovers an exciting interplay between the deep, sloping dashboard and a dominant, arched high center console, a design which evokes emotions and impresses with its perfection.
Outstanding precision and a superior quality feel, thanks to the finest materials with superb workmanship that Mercedes has long been known for, are also apparent on the sports seats, the performance steering wheel and the instrument cluster. The most important control for sports car fans is located in the AMG DRIVE UNIT on the left-hand side: the button for starting the engine, which is labeled “Engine Start Stop” and illuminated in red.
When it comes to the power transmission the Mercedes-AMG engineers rely on a combination of front mid-engine and seven-speed dual clutch transmission in transaxle configuration at the rear axle. The weight distribution, with its ratio of 47 percent (front) to 53 percent (rear) benefits from this configuration. The efficiency, shift speed and precision of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission have been further optimized for usage in the new sports car. The drivetrain’s overall design is ideal for an uncompromising sports car.
Whether you are looking for driving dynamics and comfort for long journeys, racetrack performance or everyday practicality: the new Mercedes-AMG delivers on all counts. A great deal of attention was paid to the seamless integration of all mechanical and electronic systems during design, development and testing: from the suspension, through 3-stage ESP, locking differential, steering, aerodynamics and tires to the brakes.
The Mercedes-AMG GT S boasts hallmark active and passive safety of the very highest caliber, adopting numerous Intelligent Drive assistance systems Standard equipment includes COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, ADAPTIVE BRAKE, ATTENTION ASSIST and the tire pressure monitoring system. The standard-fit restraint systems not only include three-point seat belts with belt tensioners and belt force limiters, but also airbags that surround the entirety of driver and passenger. The latest AMG models are a powerful next step for a brand long synonymous with power and speed, all while offering the latest in safety and technology as well.
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