Mercedes-AMG GT 2017: brushstrokes, improvements and more power to renew the entire GT range

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Mercedes has taken advantage of the Detroit Auto Show to present the renewal of its sports car par excellence, the Mercedes-AMG GT, a renewal that also uses the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the birth of AMG to enhance the entire range and add a special edition for the arrival of the Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupé. The range grows to a total of 6 variants for the Mercedes-AMG GT and GT Roadster, updating the 4.0 V8 Twin-Turbo engine and adding new elements.

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After meeting the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster just a few months ago, which included the new GT C version, it was only a matter of time before this new step reached the coupe body. On the occasion of the exhibition in Detroit Mercedes-AMG has decided to put order in the entire range of its sports car in which we now find a single 4.0 V8 Twin-Turbo engine available in 4 power levels: GT with 476 hp, GT S with 522 CV, GT C with 557 CV and GT R with 585 CV. The Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster convertible versions will only be available in GT configurations with 476 hp and GT C with 557 hp of maximum power.

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At the performance level, the Mercedes-AMG GT and GT Roadster use 4 seconds for the 0-100 km / h with 304 and 302 km / h top speed respectively. In the case of the Mercedes-AMG GT S, the 0-100 km / h drops to 3.8 seconds and its tip grows to 310 km / h. The new Mercedes-AMG GT C and GT C Roadster achieve 3.7 seconds for 0-100 km / h, reaching 317 and 316 km / h respectively. Finally, the most powerful of the entire range with 585 hp, the Mercedes-AMG GT R takes 3.6 seconds for 0-100 km / h and reaches 318 km / h.

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In the design section, all the variants of the Mercedes-AMG GT now have as standard with the new front end released by the 585 hp GT R. This involves the use of a large front grill with 15 vertical bars in chrome finish with the Mercedes star in generous size and front position. Also standard is the active regulation system of the air intake flow in the front radiator according to the cooling needs and the relocation of the oil radiators towards the wheel arches.

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One of the great novelties of this update is the arrival of the directional rear axle how fashionable is it in sports vehicles. Both the GT R and GT C versions will include it as standard, being an optional element on the GT S in combination with the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package. On a technical level, the inclusion of a limited-slip rear differential as standard on the GT S, GT C and GT R versions is also noteworthy.

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This update also includes improvements and new features at the level of equipment and customization for the entire range, although the big news is the launch of the Edition 50 commemorative version for the Mercedes-AMG GT C, it is a special series to celebrate the founding of the AMG in 1967. This special edition can only be purchased in designo graphite gray magno and designo cashmere white magno paints, finding numerous elements on the body such as wheels, optics or side sills painted in glossy black color. Inside, this special edition will be finished in black and gray, nappa leather for the trim of the seats, doors and dashboard, the AMG Interior Night package as standard and the designation “GT Edition 50” stitched on the seats.


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