Mercedes-AMG GT: A Perfect Combination of Sportiness, Style and Everyday Life
The more you look at this car, the more you like it. Mercedes-AMG GT combines the pure sport race feeling with the everyday feeling of a car. Full LED headlights and 18 rear lights give the car a mean look. The turning signal is showing its direction by a running signal in the direction its turned on. I like the single blade that cuts into the middle of the grill and the awesome AMG badge. We also have the A-Wing concept on the spoiler and in the front. Glossy black comes with the color of the GT as well as for the GTS. The car looks amazing in every available color.
With a brand new V.8 bi-turbo engine developed specifically for the GT is being placed very low in the car. To reduce the height it has been put a turbocharger. This helps to achieve a very low car and a low hood and at the same time to have big engine. A spoiler on the rear that moves up and down if you push a button inside the cabin or the car moves fast enough. The GT traditionally goes with a 19-inch alloy wheels both in the front and at the rear with 255/35 R 19 and 295/35 R 19 tyres. While the GTS is provided with 19-inch in the front side with 265/35 R 19 tyres and 20-inch in the rear with 295/30 R 20 tyres. As an available option, you can order high-performance carbon ceramic brakes.
Numerous, usual safety assistance system are equipped such as: Collision prevention assist plus, adaptive break and attention assist. There are additional extras available, some of which include: Adaptive Highbeam Assist, PRE-SAFE® system, PARKTRONIC, Reversing camera, Lane Tracking package including Lane Keeping Assist and Blind Spot Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Traffic Sign Assist (included in COMAND Online).
Looked from the side, the AMG looks a little bit like the SLS. However it has a longer hood and its trunk is a lot smaller.
In the interior we notice a sophisticated instrument cluster with a 360 km/h (223 mph) speedometer with a black "nappa" leather coated steering wheel. The AMG emblem is embedded in the center of the big V shaped armrest with 8 buttons on it (which reminds us of the V.8). An exciting new feature is a glass roof opens up above. The cabin feels a little tight along with the long hood, reminding of the SLS model. Four air vans are positioned before the armrest which gives the interior a unique sporty look. The seats are sporty themed as well, but in the same time they are extremely comfortable. Also the new GT comes with a bonus sound system
GTS has 375 kW (510 hp) at at 6250 rpm with a max. torque of 650 Nm (479 lb.-ft.) at 1750-4750 rpm. Combined fuel consumption is 9.4 l/100 km (30 mpg UK) with 219 g CO2 emissions per km, This amazing ride accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.8 s with the breathtaking top speed of 310 km/h (192 mph).
On the other side, we have the GT model. This one is a little bit slower. Although slower it doesn't mean it is less important than the GTS. The Mercedes- AMG GT rounds up 340 kW (462 hp)at 6000 rpm with max. torque of 600 Nm (442 kW) at 1600-5000 rpm. Combined fuel consumption is 9.3 l/100 km (30 mpg) UK. This model releases up to 216 g/km of CO2 emissions. As far as for the acceleration, it reaches 0-100 km/p (62 mph) in 4.0 s with top speed of 304 km/h (188 mph).
Pricing will be available around the 6th of October, even though it will hit the market in Spring 2015. Additional details will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show.