September 9, 2014, the official presentation of a new sport car Mercedes-AMG GT, the model and the writing is carried out with a hyphen, as it is the first model created by Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
In the line of the German car manufacturer has taken place is a step below the supercar the Mercedes SLS AMG, however, the release of the last stopped in August 2014. World premiere of the new coupe was held in early October at the Paris Motor Show.
Configurations and prices Mercedes-AMG GT 2016.
|GT||$111,000||4.0 petrol (462 hp)||the robot (7)||rear|
|GT S||$127,000||4.0 petrol (510 hp)||the robot (7)||rear|
Externally, the Mercedes-AMG GT (2015-2016) is much like an older model – there is also a long hood, vertical grille and shifted back cabin. However, auto deprived opening up the doors of “gull wing”, which made the design simpler, easier and cheaper.
According to the dimensions of the new product was slightly smaller SLS AMG, but the exact size is not yet known. And by design, both models are fairly similar. The basis of the new coupe has laid down the chassis with a lightweight aluminum space frame and front and rear suspension double wishbone.
See also: Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
Under the hood, Mercedes AMG GT is located a new 4.0-liter V8 gasoline engine series M178, equipped with two turbochargers BorgWarner and direct fuel injection. In the basic version, it develops 462 hp (600 nm), and outputs the version S 510 forces and peak torque of 650 Nm.
Both are combined in a pair with a 7-band robotized transmission with two clutches placed under the scheme transaxle transmission and traction on the rear axle wheels. From zero to hundred car accelerates for 4.0 seconds, and the 510-strong modification does it in 3.8 seconds. Maximum speed is electronically limited at around 304 and 310 km/h, respectively.
It is noteworthy that although the power of AMG GT S was close to the 520-horsepower Porsche 911 Turbo, the latter still significantly lighter (1415 kg against 1570), dynamic (3.2 seconds with the package Sport Chrono), but also more expensive Mercedes. For Turbo asking from 165 000 euros, while the new model with a three-beam star budt cost about 130 000 euros.
So the closest competitors model correct to consider the Porsche 911 Carrera S for 108 000 euros (from 0 to 100 km/h in 4,3 c), as well as the 550-hp Jaguar F-Type R Coupe worth 103 700 (from zero to hundreds in 4.2 seconds). As for the 911 Turbo, then in the future AMG GT will be a more powerful version of Black the Series
The first photos of the cabin of the new Mercedes AMG GT even distributed to manufacturers in mid-April 2014. The interior sports a coupe sports seats with improved lateral support, high-quality leather upholstery, inlays in carbon and aluminum, the touchpad on the dashboard, which is already known to the latest models of the company, as well as an increased, in comparison with the SLS AMG, the screen on the center console.
The standard equipment of the car includes eight airbags, automatic braking system to the obstacle, the stabilization system with three modes, rear mechanical samoblok in the basic version and differential with electronically controlled on S.
See also: Mercedes-Benz S-Class
But for the rearview camera, parking sensors, tracking function for the “blind” zones, Pre-Safe technology and multimedia system Comand Online you need to pay extra separately.
In addition, for a fee are available adaptive chassis AMG Ride Control with electronically controlled shock absorbers (included in the equipment version S), carbon-ceramic brake discs with a diameter of 420 mm front and 360 mm – rear, adaptive head optics with LED and adjustable exhaust system.
European sales of Mercedes-AMG GT started in March of 2015. In addition, in the first 12 months, customers could order a coupe version Edition 1, sported a slightly modified bumpers and side “skirts”, a static rear wing, exclusive body color and a slightly different interior decoration.
Today, the price of 510-horsepower Mercedes-AMG GT S will start with a mark of $127,000 – almost two times cheaper than the coupe SLS AMG. For more modest version of the coupe with an engine capacity of 462 hp asked from $111,000. – Its deliveries began in the autumn of 2015.