The Mercedes-AMG GT (C190) is a 2-door, 2-seat grand tourer coupé produced by Mercedes-AMG. The sports car was presented on September 9, 2014 and was officially unveiled to the public in October 2014 at the Paris Motor Show. After the SLS AMG, it is the second sports car developed entirely in-house by Mercedes-AMG. The car is produced in two performance variations, with theMercedes-AMG GT S (C120) having a slightly higher performance. Both models went on sale in March 2015, with a GT3 racing variant of the car expected to be released in 2016. All variants are assembled at the Mercedes-Benz plant inSindelfingen, Germany.
|Body Style||2-door coupé|
|Length||4,546 mm (179.0 in)|
|Width||1,939 mm (76.3 in)|
|Height||1,288 mm (50.7 in)|
|Wheelbase||2,630 mm (103.5 in|
|Weight||1,615–1,645 kg (3,560–3,627 lb)|
|Transmission||7-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT dual-clutch|
|Engine||4.0 L M178 twin-turbo V8 petrol (340–375 kW)|
|Similar||Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG|
|Designer|| Mark Fetherston (exterior)
Jan Kaul (interior)
The interior of the Mercedes-AMG GT was previewed on April 16, 2014. The car made its debut on September 9, 2014 and was officially unveiled to the public in October 2014 at the Paris Motor Show with two performance options: the GT, with 350 kW (476 PS; 469 bhp), and the GT S with 375 kW (510 PS; 503 bhp). The GT has 600 N·m (443 lb·ft) of torque, and the GT S has 650 N·m (479 lb·ft) of torque.
The Mercedes-AMG GT S is Formula 1's current safety car, having made its debut in that role at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix.
Shortly after its release, Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers promised a Black Series variant of the Mercedes-AMG GT. Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the new Mercedes-AMG GT S will cost starting at $129,900.
The AMG GT's exterior design was kept similar to that of the predecessing SLS AMG. It features the wide wheel arches and lower bodywork of the SLS, but does not employ its gullwing doors. The large hood and slim windscreen have also stayed the same. The exterior lead designer was Mark Fetherston, whose previous works include the W176 A-Class, the CLA-Class and the SLS. The interior, designed by Jan Kaul, features a large center console and decorative elements in a leather and carbon polymer design. The trunk offers room for a medium-sized suitcase.
The vehicle structure is made up of 93% aluminum, with the front module base made up of magnesium.
M178 V8 in a GT. The turbochargers are visible in the centre, beneath a metallic heat shield.
The GT uses a front mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout, with the engine inside the vehicle's wheelbase. The spaceframe chassis and body are made out ofaluminium alloys, while the boot lid is steel and the engine bonnetmagnesium. The suspensions are double wishbones front and rear, withforged aluminium wishbones and hub carriers.
The car is powered by a front-mid mounted M178 4-litre twin-turbo V8. This new V8 is in "hot inside V" configuration—with exhaust and turbochargers inside the cylinder banks to reduce turbo lag—and uses dry-sump lubrication. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a transaxle 7-speed AMG Speedshiftdual-clutch transmission; the GT S model employs an electronically controlled mechanical limited-slip differential. In a road test executed by Car and Driver, the AMG GT S accelerated from 0–60 mph in 3.0 seconds and ran the quarter mile in 11.2 seconds.
Mercedes-AMG GT R (2017- ) Edit
A new, high-performance variant of the Mercedes-AMG GT was revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 24th June 2016. It features the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine (M178) used in the GT and GT S, but with power increased to 585 PS (430 kW; 577 bhp) and torque increased to 700 N·m (520 lb·ft). The GT R accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 318 km/h (198 mph).The Mercedes-AMG GT R has several cosmetic changes compared with the standard car, notably the vertical slats in the front grille, a fixed rear wing, new front air intakes and new front and rear diffusers. The styling of the GT R is more comparable to that of the Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car. The GT R will go on sale in November 2016, with deliveries expected in 2017. Production is limited to 2,000 units.
Mercddes-AMG GT Roadster and GT C Roadster EditIn september 2016 The roadster version of the AMG GT coupe was revieled online in a teaser video. The two cars will make their debut in the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
|Model||Released||Engine||Power at rates per nutz||Torque at rpm||CO2||Fuel consumption||Acceleration|
0–100 km/h [0–60 mph]
3,982 cc (243.0 cu in)twin-turbochargedV8 petrol engine
|340 kW (460 PS; 460 hp) @6000||600 N·m (440 lb·ft) @1600–5000||216 g/km||9.3 l/100 km (25 mpg-US)||4.0 s [3.9 s]||325 km/h (202 mph)|
|GT S||375 kW (510 PS; 503 hp) @6250||650 N·m (480 lb·ft) @1750–4750||219 g/km||9.4 l/100 km (25 mpg-US)||3.8 s [3.7 s]||330 km/h (210 mph)|
6,208 cc (378.8 cu in)naturally aspirated V8 petrol engine
|TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||332 km/h (206 mph)|
In March 2015, Mercedes-AMG presented the Mercedes-AMG GT3, a race version of the GT, at the Geneva Motor Show, which employs the M159 6,208 cc V8 naturally aspirated engine also used in the SLS AMG GT3. It consists largely of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer to decrease the vehicle's weight to under 1,300 kg (2,900 lb) to comply with FIA regulations for races.
In 2016, AKKA ASP, Black Falcon, HTP Motorsport and Zakspeed compete in the Blancpain Endurance Series. Zakspeed also competes in the ADAC GT Masters. Also, they claimed a 1-2-3 at the 24 Hours Nürburgring.
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