2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Preview, Specs and Price
The 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT adds a few goodies this year before adding two new models to the lineup next year.
2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Preview, Specs and Price – We live in exciting times. Look no longer for proof than the existing crop of supercars available on the market from well-established automotive brands, all within (reasonable) reach of several buyers.
The 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT is proof enough.
Before you scoff at the opening price of $112,195 for a GT or $132,195 for a GT S, consider the following: Its prodigious power and impressive acceleration could have cost double or triple that price less when compared to a decade ago. The spiritual predecessor to the GT S could function as the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, which also had a hand-built V-8 and 0-60 mph times less than 4 seconds, but cost $495,000 to start. It’s all relative, we suppose.
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The Mercedes-AMG GT nets an 8.5 overall on our scale, which indicates our reverence at the supreme altar of speed.
Style and performance
In terms of design, the Mercedes-AMG GT is a bold move squarely directed at the Porsche 911.
That’s not saying the sleek, stylish lines don’t pay homage to the incumbent; on the contrary. You can find hints of the 911 through the entire AMG GT’s exterior design, but many especially at the rear, where finished, semi-crescent tail lights and smooth, round forms produce a certain hint of finished to be left, well…behind. At the nose, and from the medial side, however, there’s much more to remind the viewer of the prior SLS, the qullwinged predecessor of this virtually identical yet completely different car. 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
Underneath the hood, a double billing of 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engines are available. In base GT application, the engine makes 456 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. The most effective GT S boasts 503 hp and 479 lb-ft on tap, the GT engine is approximately 80 hp less powerful compared to the previous 6.2-liter V-8 present in the SLS, but as a result of the turbochargers, there’s more torque on demand pretty much everywhere throughout the rev range.
Add to the shorter, stiffer platform of the Mercedes Benz AMG GT the brand new dynamic engine and driveline mounts found with the Dynamic Plus Pack on GT S models, and you have the absolute most impressive handling can be found within an AMG car to date. In reality, you have handling that’s capable of rivaling the existing Porsche 911. And with the AMG GT’s hydraulic steering, the feel and finesse gets a nod in the Mercedes’favor.
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That’s right, the hydraulic steering on the AMG GT is simply brilliant. In a world of simulated steering feel, despite the great solutions made available from Porsche in the 911 and Boxster, the hydraulic assist offered in the AMG GT is a breath of fresh vintage air—and the truth for the fingertips.
This year the AMG GT can be obtained only in GT or GT S form. Next season a GT R and GT C join the fray, offering more performance or even a drop top, respectively.
Comfort, safety, and features
There’s too much to admire inside the Mercedes-AMG GT except there’s not lots of it. There’s a snug cockpit for the driver, and a cozier compartment for the passenger, but there’s no back seat to sniff at. Nope. Not the vestigial nubs of the 911. The Mercedes material, design, and quality are top-notch, however, with premium leathers, real metals, and top-tier plastics all making appearances.
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Base coupes are fitted with mostly good standard equipment for a car starting more than six figures. The AMG GT is fitted with staggered 19- and 20-inch wheels, front to back, 7.0-inch infotainment, rearview camera, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, AMG performance seats, keyless ignition, leatherette seats (in GT). Carbon fiber inside and out predictably raises the underside line by thousands, AMG Dynamic Plus packages unlock the car’s performance even further.
There’s no crash data for the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT at present, nor will there be likely to be, whilst the $110,000-130,000 base price of the GT and GT S can keep it from seeing the offset impact sled. The EPA rates the AMG GT S at 16 mpg city, 22 highway, 18 combined, that is predictably thirsty.