Three New Members For the AMG GT Family

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AMG is extending its in-house developed family of sports cars outwards and upwards with the addition of three new members. Boasting motor racing technology for the road and cutting-edge features, the AMG GT R Coupé is an elite athlete that delivers a breathtaking driving experience. The front-mid-engine concept with transaxle, the V8 biturbo engine rated at 430 kW, the extensively modified suspension, the new aerodynamics and the intelligent lightweight construction lay the foundations for the exceptional driving dynamics.

Classic sports car proportions provides both the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster and the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster an extremely stunning appearance – with a very long bonnet extending far forward and a short, powerful rear end.  The athletic, wide rear wings clearly identify the Mercedes-AMG GT C as the sportiest roadster of the model series.

The new Roadsters make hallmark AMG driving performance an even more intensive experience. In the entry-level model, the AMG GT Roadster, the AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo unit produces an output of 350 kW. Boasting an even more striking and dynamic appearance, the AMG GT C Roadster with its output of 410 kW and peak torque of 680 Nm is a brand new model variant that slots in between the AMG GT S Coupé and AMG GT R Coupé.

The AMG GT C Roadster especially employs some of the sophisticated technical features of the AMG GT R Coupé, including the active rear axle steering and the electronically controlled rear axle limited-slip differential. From the Panamericana Grille through to the broader tail end, the AMG GT R Coupé genes are instantly plain to see.

The AMG GT C Roadster furthermore comes complete with a highly exclusive specification, with standard equipment including a nappa leather interior, the AMG performance steering wheel in nappa leather/DINAMICA microfibre and the additional drive program RACE. For the first time, the AMG performance seats are also optionally available with AIRSCARF neck-level heating and seat ventilation – for open-air driving pleasure the whole year round. The soft top opens and closes in approx. eleven seconds on both AMG GT Roadster variants, even when on the move at speeds up to 50 km/h.

The prices for the three new sports cars at a glance (in South Africa incl. 14 % VAT excl. CO2 emission tax):

  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster:                      R2,199,900
  • Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster:                  R2,599,000
  • Mercedes-AMG GT R Coupé                       R2,689,900