Mercedes-AMG GT starts at 97,195 GBP in the UK, GT S priced at 110,495 GBP

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 16, 2014

Mercedes-Benz announced that UK customers are not able to order their brand new Mercedes-AMG GT. The latest German sports car will arrive in the UK in April 2015 and will start at 97,195 GBP, while the Mercedes-AMG GT S will cost 110,495 GBP. The most expensive model, the Mercedes-AMG GT S Edition 1 will start at 122,745 GBP.

The first examples to arrive in the UK are the GT S and GT S Edition 1 versions, powered by a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine that produces 510 hp at 6,250 rpm and 650 Nm of torque at 4,750 rpm. The GT S is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.8 seconds, while top speed achieved is 193 mph or 310 km/h.

Mercedes-AMG GT will debut in in the UK in late 2015 and will use the same dry sump engine as the GT S, but detuned at 462 hp at 6,000 rpm and 600 Nm of torque between 1,600 and 5,000 rpm. This model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.0 seconds, while top speed is 189 mph or 304 km/h.

Mercedes-AMG GT will arrive as standard with 19-inch wheels, a mechanical limited slip differential, an AMG performance exhaust, Comand Online with an 8.4-inch screen, an AMG sports suspension and an adjustable rear wing. The GT S gets 20-inch rear wheels, red brake calipers, an electronically-controlled rear differential and AMG Ride Control sports suspension with three selectable modes.

The GT S Edition one receives a fixed rear wing, new front splitter, high-gloss silver and black 19-inch wheels on the front/20-inch wheels at the rear, a carbon fiber roof, black mirror covers and matching window surrounds, rear diffuser and black exhaust tips. AMG sport seats will be available as an option and will cost 1,895 GBP, while the GT S Edition 1 will get them as standard.

If you want to driver your vehicle on the track, then the AMG high-performance ceramic composite braking system is a must and costs 5,995 GBP. For 4,195 GBP you can get the Premium Pack and your vehicle will receive a reversing camera, a mirror package, a fixed panoramic sunroof, a powerful 640W Burmester sound system and keyless-go.

Exterior Design

We know by now that the GT is a perfect mixture of beauty and intelligence. This is probably why Gorden Wagener considers the latest Mercedes AMG GT as the purest example of a sports car. Just look at the flow of lines, exquisitely sculpted surfaces and the incredible proportions of the new Mercedes AMG and you too won’t have second thoughts.

The GT’s design is an expression of emotion with a touch of sportiness and sensual purity. Built with the proportions of a rear-wheel drive, the two seater sports car is equipped with the V8 Twin turbo engine, promising better driving dynamics and optimum weight distribution at the centre.

Dramatic curves and aggressive character best describe the new Mercedes AMG GT. This sensuous sports car has all the features that would make heads turn. Among these are the GT’s frameless doors and arched roof with the dome shape on top.

AMG GT’s distinctive design is emphasised by its wide tail end and big wheels as well as its greenhouse. With its big power domes, the extensive bonnet becomes more enhanced than ever. There is also the large tailgate that cleverly covers up the handy luggage compartment, combining style with functionality.

The highly dramatic effect is also seen along the lines and surfaces of the sidewall. Apparently, there are no visible shoulder lines and instead they’re replaced by the line at the lower region that flows back to the rear. This stretches the shape of the body for a lighter form while the “fins” on both sides are undeniably one of the German brand’s signature designs. These concealed air outlets maintain the GT’s entire look just like most of Mercedes’ sports car models.

Mercedes’ creative design elements give the AMG GT a more confident and powerful front. As usual, the unique diamond grille defines the distinctive look of a Mercedes just by looking at the star at the middle. But if there is more, the extensive louver with the AMG badge at the centre highlights the GT’s high performance characteristic. There are also the three high beam reflectors, side lights indicators, daytime running lights and LED headlamps to go with the overall design.

The new Mercedes AMG GT’s air intakes optimize the airflow to the cooling units. This sports car bears a wide and low-slung appearance due to the A-wing’s front splitter within the edge of the front apron. For the GT variant, the splitter comes in body paint finish while the shiny black splitter goes with the GT S. Otherwise, clients may still opt for any of the exterior packages available such as the Carbon-Fibre, Night and Silver Chrome design packages.

Press Release

APPROACHING, FAST: UK ORDERING OPENS FOR MERCEDES-AMG GT, GT S, GT S EDITION 1

The all-new Mercedes-AMG GT has opened for ordering in the UK – with prices starting at £97,195.

The first example set to arrive in the UK in April 2015 will be the GT S and GT S Edition 1 variants – powered by an all-new 4.0-litre biturbo V8 engine developing 510 hp at 6,250 rpm and 650 Nm of torque between 1,750 and 4,750 rpm. This endows the GT S with the ability to accelerate from rest to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds before reaching a maximum speed of 193 mph.

The GT – set to arrive in the UK in late 2015 – uses the same dry sump V8, albeit in 462 hp guise – developed at 6,000 rpm. The GT produces 600 Nm of torque between 1,600 and 5,000 rpm – allowing it to accelerate to 62 mph in 4.0 seconds before reaching 189 mph.

Every GT will be comprehensively specified – 19 inch wheels (front and rear) are joined by a mechanical limited slip differential, a switchable AMG performance exhaust, COMAND Online (complete with an 8.4-inch screen), AMG sports suspension and an adjustable electronic rear wing.

The GT S adds 20 inch rear wheels, red brake callipers clamping enlarged discs, an electronically-controlled rear differential, AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with three selectable modes and an increase in power from 462 hp to 510 hp.

The GT S Edition 1 brings with it even greater visual presence – from the fixed rear wing and accompanying deep front splitter extending up to the airdams, just ahead of aerodynamic flicks on the front wings. High-gloss silver and black 19 inch (front) and 20 inch (rear) wheels, a carbon roof, a set of black mirror surrounds with matching window surrounds and rear diffuser and black exhaust tips complete the enhancements. Inside, red contrast stitching is joined by a leather and suede finish for the special AMG performance seats and the steering wheel and a centre console in ‘Black Diamond’ textured finish.

The Mercedes-AMG GT can be specified to exacting requirements of the customer. Across the range there are two non-metallic, four metallic and five designo paint choices – from a subtle black to a vivid AMG Solarbeam yellow – accompanied by four wheel designs to choose from on the GT, three on the GT S and two on the GT S Edition 1.

Inside, there are 14 leather and five centre console colour combinations and finishes to choose from – as well as two different styles of seats, from the AMG sport seats to the more track-orientated AMG performance seats (£1,895 - standard on the GT S Edition1). For those intending to take their GT on track, there’s the option of an AMG high-performance ceramic composite braking system – £5,995 – providing even greater stopping power than the AMG high-performance steel composite brake system which is fitted as standard.

Useful additions on a day-to-day basis include the Premium Pack (£4,195) – encompassing a reversing camera, a mirror package, a fixed panoramic sunroof, a powerful 640W Burmester sound system and keyless-go.

The GT is the second car entirely engineered by Mercedes-AMG – the first being the SLS AMG – with which it shares a similarly acute level of driver-focus. For instance, the AMG Dynamic Plus Package (£1,795) on the GT S and GT S Edition 1, features cutting-edge dynamic engine mounts to deliver greater steering feel and refinement when desired through either stiffening or softening the engine and transmission mounts. The result means the GT can strike a balance between being driven hard, and being viable for everyday use.

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