The hype surrounding the 2016 Mercedes AMG GT has been slowly building throughout the year. The official photos of the interiors of the car were released in April. Over the summer, the European Chief of Bureau has had the pleasure of going for a ride in a hidden version of the car. Recently, the pictures and specifications of the GT have been released just before it gets launched.
|Generation||AMG GT (C190)|
|Engine||AMG GT S (510 Hp) DCT|
|Maximum speed||310 km/h|
|Acceleration from standstill to 100 km/h||3.8 sec|
|Fuel tank volume||65 l|
Mercedes AMG GT Review
The 2016 Mercedes AMG GT comes after the acclaimed SLS AMG Mercedes-Benz. Although a similar aluminum space frame has been utilized in this model, they do not have much more in common. Michael Buscher, lead engineer for Mercedes AMG has claimed that all of the part numbers are different than the SLS AMG. The model is much more sporty and compact than the previous version. The wheelbase is also comparatively smaller. The characteristic long hood with a shorter, stronger rear is clearly visible, but the addition of the stunning greenhouse (cockpit) and the expressiveness make it much more modern and dynamic. The rounded rear end and short overhang are distinctive in appearance. Aesthetic and performance are both reflected in the design of the Mercedes AMG GT.
AMG GT and AMG GT S are the two versions that are expected to launch in this sports car. The AMG GT S has an approximate launch date of Spring 2016 in the United States and the AMG GT will be launching after a year.
Mercedes AMG GT Engine
The engine in both the models will be the anticipated new AMG 4.0-Liter V8 version, previously seen as the 2.0-liter version in CLA45 AMG. A short time frame of 4 seconds can take this masterpiece from 0 to 100 km/h with the high speed of 304 km/h in the base model. The AMG GT S is not far behind with a max speed of 310 km/h and an acceleration rate of 0 to 100 in 3.8 seconds. The engine of the base model can produce 456 hp and 443 lb-ft torque while that of the GT S can go up to 503 hp and 479 lb-ft torque. The advantage that come with dry sump lubrication and the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-Gear and Dual Clutch transmission makes it the ideal sports vehicle. The AMG sports suspension and limited slip differential just add the glowing list of specs. It also has a mid-engine mounted in the front and a back transaxle of 7-Speed. The weight has been distributed at a proportion of 47:53 for the front and back axles. The lightweight handling and the increased speed while cornering are largely owing to the low center of gravity. The fuel consumption is also extremely low with an unexpected 9.3 liters for every 100 Km while the AMG GT S consumes anything between 9.4-9.6 liters for every 100 Km.
With a weight of approximately 3300 pounds because of its aluminum parts, it is much heavier than its competition, the Porsche 911 Carrera S which has a curb weight of 3075 pounds.
The limited slip differential enables computers to manage the quantity of torque entering each rear wheel in the AMG GT S which is not available in the traditional GT model. Computers can even adjust any of the four engine mounts separately in the GT S. In spite of its stunning interiors and flashy exteriors, the AMG GT and GT S are sports cars at the end of the day. The performance is no competition even if it is not that sleek to look at when compared to Porsche 911. The famous golf-bag test has been passed with flying colors by this series and we look forward to seeing it in the race very soon.
The estimated cost of the AMG GT is above 100,000 although no formal price has been released yet. The prices are expected to be competitive with the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the SL Roadster. We expect to see both of them on the road by the end of 2016.