More Mercedes-AMG GT Derivatives (2017) Specs & Price

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Mercedes-AMG has welcomed new derivatives to its desirable GT family in South Africa – the AMG GT and GT C Roadster, as well as the potent AMG GT R Coupe are now available to local customers. There's even a limited edition AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50 on offer to commemorate AMG's 50th anniversary! 

Mercedes-AMG is expanding its GT family of sports cars. Apart from the Mercedes-AMG GT and AMG GT S on offer in South Africa, buyers can now opt for 3 new AMG GT models. The new AMG GT models include the AMG GT Roadster, AMG GT C Roadster and the range-topping GT R Coupe. A special edition AMG GT C Edition 50 is also available in limited numbers in celebration of Mercedes-AMG's 50th anniversary. 

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The Mercedes-AMG GT and GT C Roadster will offer sports car performance with the luxury of a soft top.

If it's 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.

Mercedes-AMG is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a limited edition AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50, with only 4 on offer in South Africa. The Edition 50 is available in either designo graphite grey magno or designo cashmere white magno. Exterior details include black chrome highlights seen on the side skirts, front splitter, trim strips in the Panamericana grille, side air outlet fins, rear diffuser and the tailpipe trims. The black and silver interior features Nappa leather in silver pearl and black with grey diamond contrasting stitching. An AMG performance steering wheel in DINAMICA microfibre with grey stitching and 'Edition' lettering with a 12 o'clock mark in silver pearl. The AMG interior night package is standard and the seatbelts are in silver with the AMG sports seats embossed with 'GT Edition 50' badges. 

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.

Watch as we take the AMG GT R for a spin on track!

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.

New Mercedes-AMG GT models – Price in South Africa

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster - R2 199 900

Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster – R2 599 000

Mercedes-AMG GT R Coupé - R2 689 900

Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50 - R2 864 000

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