Mercedes-AMG GT and GT C Roadster Twins Unveiled!
The topless twins get more power compared to their coupe counterparts!
November 24, 2015: The flagship supercar of the German giant, AMG GT S has been launched at Rs. 2.4 Cr (Ex-Showroom Delhi) in India today. This two-seater supercar can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 3.8 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 310 kmph. Replacing the highly successful SLS AMG, this powerhouse produces 510 PS of power along with 650 NM of torque.
3982 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 12.65 kmpl
|Rs 2.39 Cr*||
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Designo Iridium Silver Magno
Designo Hyacinth Red Metallic
Iridium Silver Metallic
Brilliant Blue Metallic
Selenite Grey Metallic
Designo Diamond White Bright
Designo Selenite Grey Magno
Magnetite Black Metallic
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|Petrol||8.0 kmpl||12.65 kmpl|
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is just another masterpiece from the German luxury carmaker. Unveiled at the Paris Auto Show 2014, this sports car has finally arrived here in India. For now, only one variant is launched, which is the AMG GT S. It is the fifth AMG model by Merc and is last but one in the company's 15-car launch plan for India this year. It is only the second sports car after SLS AMG, which is designed and developed wholly by the manufacturer. Under the hood, there lies a 4.0-litre, bi-turbo petrol engine. It propels this GT S to an electronically regulated top speed of 310 Kmph and clocks 100 Kmph mark from a standstill in just 3.8 seconds. This sports car represents the next level of build quality in the auto industry. It comes with the latest design language featuring almond shaped LED headlamps and a signature grille with company's star embedded on it. The overall exterior design looks flawless and there is no wonder it if its gets your attention at first sight. The same is the case with its interior design, thanks to the use of premium leather upholstery. Also, glossy black and chrome accents insides adds a bit more sophistication to the cabin. As a standard feature, it comes with 'Designo headlining in black dinamica microfiber' that renders it an exclusivity.
The seating arrangement is provided with AMG specific seats for two passengers only. Interestingly, there is a small luggage area behind the seats for added convenience. But the real comfort inside the car is provided by a few equipments present inside. Those include the THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control system with 2-zone control. It supplies dust-free and chilled air throughout the cabin keeping the ambiance pleasant inside. Another such feature is the touch controller that offers intuitive access to the world of entertainment and communication. Moving on to the drive dynamics, this sports car has a drive-mode selector on floor console. It offers access to five different modes like Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Race and Individual, which changes the performance characteristic of this vehicle as per the driver's requirement. Being a rear-wheel drive version, it offers superior control, especially while cornering. Its electronic stability control program is another factor for unmatched driving experience. This sports car has an array of protective features like airbags, 3-point seatbelts and AMG high performance composite braking system, which explains about the level of safety. Also, it features a few Pre-Safe and Attention Assist function that pushes the safety barriers to the next level. Launched in the high-end sports car segment, this vehicle competes with the likes of Ferrari 488 GTB, Porsche 911 Turbo S and Jaguar F Type R coupe in the Indian automobile market.
As we can see, its external appearance itself expresses the story of its power and performance. Better than other AMG products, this sports car has the best build quality and it resembles much alike its elder brother SLS AMG. However, it doesn't sport wing doors like those in the SLS AMG. It has a specific exterior design blended with classy coupe silhouette along with the cues of a racer. Starting with the frontage, it features an almond shaped headlight cluster powered by LED headlamps and DRLs. Its bonnet is pretty long and is designed with a pair of scoops and floating lines. The radiator grille has a perforated mesh along with a horizontal strip with company's logo. Usually, we can see sports cars with brushed metallic accents on its body, but this Merc has chrome on its radiator grille. Its bumper looks small and yet, has a sporty design with lower spoiler. This helps to maintain down-force and keeps the vehicle stable, while enhancing its dynamic appeal. Its side profile has a sleek stance with backward-cab design. Its fenders are massive and are paired with elegant set of alloy wheels. Here, buyers can opt for a specific AMG package that includes alloy wheels of different styles and size. Its window sills along with the outside mirror caps have glossy black finish, while the doors have a chrome finish. As for the rear section, it is an absolute beauty unlike any other vehicle in its class. The rear bumper is the only part that exudes sportiness. Rest of the cosmetics expresses the luxury and classy characteristics of this GT S. Its taillight cluster has a wraparound and is integrated with LED lights. The bootlid has a windscreen that blends with the panoramic sunroof and extends up to the A pillar. The presence of AMG badge and company's star on boot-lid further elevates its style.
This vehicle measures about 4546mm in overall length and 1939mm in total width. Its height measures just about 1288mm, but the wheelbase stands as long as 2630mm.
The interior section is just a continuation of its exterior design language. It comes with a blend of classy theme and extreme sporty characteristics that makes it stand-out amongst others. As we can see there is an extensive use of leather inside the cabin highlighted by glossy black and chrome accents. Its floor console has an impressive design and is housed with dial type control switches along with push buttons. Also, it features a touch controller along with a shift knob. The seats are of AMG sports design and covered with premium grade leather upholstery. We can also see the door panels with this upholstery, which only elevates its exclusivity. The steering wheel has a specific three-spoke flat bottomed design. However, it is wrapped with a combination of leather and velvet upholstery making the cabin look even more exclusive. The instrument panel has a twin-tube design, but also has a color screen that displays all the informatics. All the air vents inside have a chrome garnish, which further boost the regal stance of the insides. The central console is mounted with an infotainment screen that is integrated with touch controls. As for the conveniences, we can see a few facilities like a glove box, inside mirrors, cabin lights and much more. The cabin is designed to accommodate only two occupants along with luggage at rear section.
Currently, this vehicle from Mercedes Benz comes only in one variant. Unlike other sports cars, it features better equipment and facilities, which only offer luxurious traveling experience. As a standard feature, it comes with a specific AMG package including performance steering wheel, instrument cluster, sports seats, ambient lighting and floor mats with AMG lettering. As for the comfort, this vehicle comes integrated with a reversing camera along with PARKTRONIC system that aids driver while parking in tight corners. Also, it has a cruise control system that eases the efforts while driving on highways. This variant is also packaged with features like memory package along with heated front seats, KEYLESS-GO package, windscreen wipers with rain sensors, mirror package and illuminated AMG door sills in brushed stainless steel. The manufacturer is also offering a list of features as optional package for the buyers. Those include AMG performance seats, carbon fibre package and other such features.
Like mentioned above, this vehicle is designed to provide seating for only two occupants. The head space inside may not be as good as a sedan but the shoulder and leg room are pretty good. Also, this sports car is loaded with a fuel tank that has a capacity of storing 70 litres.
It may not be the quickest in the world, but drive experience it offers will certainly make it a stand-out candidate among others. It can break the 100 Kmph barrier from a standstill in just about 3.8 seconds. Its top speed clocks at 310 kmph, which is remarkable considering the fact that it is electronically limited.
This vehicle comes straight out of Mercedes-AMG performance division by carrying an indigenously built 4.0-litre petrol power plant. It is a V8 motor, carrying four valves per cylinder. It has a displacement capacity of 3982mm and is integrated with a high precision fuel injection system for optimum power output. The company also integrated it with a bi-turbo charger as a result of which, it comes with a capability of churning out 510bhp of maximum power at 6250rpm that results in a pounding torque of 650Nm between 1750 to 4750rpm. This output is sent to the rear wheels with the help of a seven speed AMG automatic transmission gearbox.
Powering this latest Merc is the company's indigenously developed 4.0-litre petrol mill, which is integrated with the next-generation fuel injection technology. As a result, it allows the car to deliver a maximum mileage of about 12.65 Kmpl, under standard conditions.
This petrol motor is based on a 'V' type configuration featuring 8-cylinders on-board. Also, it has a bi-turbo charger for enhanced power generation. It outputs a maximum of 510bhp of power along with a staggering torque of 650Nm.
As for the entertainment section, this sports car comes equipped with a sophisticated COMAND Online system. It features a high quality 8.4 inch color screen that offers access to the world of entertainment. The manufacturer has also loaded it with a WiFi hotspot facility for internet connectivity. Also, there is a 6 disc DVD changer that functions in collaboration with Burmester surround sound system and delivers superior audio quality. There are a few connectivity features like Bluetooth, USB and SD card enabling for a seamless audio streaming. Furthermore, there is an advanced navigation system that guides the driver towards right direction. Access for all the above equipments can be provided by the touchpad, which is located on the floor console.
For any high-end sports car, we can see disc brakes as standard fitment and this Merc gets a unique AMG high-performance composite disc brakes as standard. Furthermore, they are aided by electronic stability program along with other such functions that ensures precise stopping power. Besides these, it is also loaded with a state-of-the-art AMG ride control suspension system for all four wheels. This helps the car to be stable irrespective of road conditions and rate of maneuvering in corners. Furthermore, there is an advanced power assisted steering that further simplifies its handling capabilities.
The body structure of this sports car itself is a representation of next level safety in the auto world. It has a precise structure featuring crumple zones at critical locations and impact beams for added strength. This enables to create a protective shell for the occupants inside and safeguards them from impact. Besides these, airbags and three point seatbelt are already present to minimize injury risks. Like other Mercedes models, this GT S too gets an Attention Assist function that analyzes the driving data and detects signs of inattentiveness of driver towards driving. There are other advanced features like adaptive brake lights, electric parking brake, automatic child seat recognition, tyre pressure monitoring system and a few other security functions.
At present, this luxury sports car is being offered with a set of 19-inch alloy wheels as standard. As part of the optional package, buyers can opt for different set of AMG alloy wheels with 19-inch rims for front and 20-inch wheels for rear fenders. They are wrapped by tubeless radial tyres for optimum grip on roads.
1. Exterior design looks flawless.
2. Performance of the AMG engine exceeds expectations.
3. Design of the interiors looks more than a sports car.
4. Its advanced technologies help it to be an exceptional performer on tracks.
5. Unmatched safety features adds to its advantage.
1. Burmester high-end surround system can be given as standard.
2. Fuel tank capacity could be higher.
3. Cost of maintenance is expensive.
4. Optional fitments can be given as standard.
5. Its price range is rather expensive.
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