Mercedes-AMG is now taking orders for its expanded GT family of sports cars. Apart from the Mercedes-AMG GT and AMG GT S currently on offer in South Africa, you can now place your order for 3 new AMG GT models which will be introduced locally in 2017.
The new AMG GT models include the AMG GT Roadster, AMG GT C Roadster and the range-topping GT R Coupe.
The Mercedes-AMG GT and GT C Roadster will offer sports car performance with the luxury of a soft top.
If its sports car pleasure you’re after, then these new AMG GT models should satisfy your needs.
The entry-level AMG GT Roadster is powered by a twin turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine with 350 kW and 630 Nm of torque, using a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission to drive the rear wheels. Acceleration from zero to 100 kph takes just 4 seconds before reaching a top speed of 302 kph.
If that’s not enough, then you might want to consider the uprated AMG GT C Roadster, which borrows some technology from the range-topping GT R Coupe such as active rear axle steering, electronically controlled rear axle locking differential and AMG Ride Control suspension. The GT C Roadster is also fitted with a twin turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine, but outputs are higher at 410 kW and 680 Nm of torque. The rear wheels are driven by a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and acceleration from zero to 100 kph is dispatched in 3.7 seconds before cracking a top speed of 316 kph.
Both AMG GT and GT C Roadster variants are fitted with a soft top that can open and close in approximately 11 seconds at speeds up to 50 kph. The AMG GT C variant gains features such as a Nappa leather interior, AMG performance steering wheel and RACE mode. Optional AMG performance seats will also be on offer with AIRSCARF neck-level heating and seat ventilation to keep you warm in the winter months.
The highly sought after AMG GT R Coupe tops the ranks with its twin turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine developing 430 kW and 700 Nm of torque. Power is laid down using a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and acceleration from zero to 100 kph will take 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 318 kph.
If you want to read more about the AMG GT models, simply check out the links below.
Here is what you can expect to pay for the new AMG GT models.
Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster - R2 199 900
Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster – R2 599 000
Mercedes-AMG GT R Coupé - R2 689 900
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