Paris: 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT is ready to face the Porsche 911 [Live Photos]

Article by Andrew Christian, on October 3, 2014

Porsche’s iconic 911 is getting a serious rival as the 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT made its world debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. For those who don’t know, this is the second sports car developed entirely in-house by Mercedes-AMG, after the impressive SLS AMG.

Powered by the all-new 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine, the new vehicle will be available in two flavours, the GT and GT S. the Mercedes-AMG GT will get 462 hp (340 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 600 Nm of torque available between 1,600 and 5,000 rpm.

With these numbers, the GT model hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.0 seconds, while top speed is 304 km/h or 188.8 mph. The Mercedes-AMG GT S is available with 510 hp (375 kW) and 650 Nm of torque, which is enough for an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.8 seconds and a top speed limited at 310 km/h or 192.6 mph.

Despite the impressive performances, fuel consumption is 9.3 l/100 km for the GT model and 9.4 l/100 for the GT S, thanks to the seven-speed dual clutch transmission.

The new vehicle adopts numerous assistance systems from the new S-Class and standard equipment includes Collision Prevention Assist Plus, Adaptive Brake, Attention Assist and tyre pressure monitoring system.

As an option, Mercedes-AMG offers Adaptive Highbeam Assist, Pre-Safe System, Parktronic, Reversing camera, Lane Tracking package including Lane Keeping Assist and Blind Spot Assist, as well as Traffic Sign Assist (included in Comand Online).

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