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Mercedes-AMG GT R takes its roof away as a Roadster at 2019 Geneva Motor Show

It was only around three ago when Mercedes-AMG unveiled the AMG GT R Coupe. Now at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, AMG chopped the roof the AMG GT R Coupe and made some necessary revisions. This resulted to the birth of a new AMG GT R model from Mercedes-Benz – the new Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster.

When the AMG GT R Roadster arrives, the AMG GT family will have 16 members that include five two-door coupes, four roadsters, two customer sports racing cars and five 4-door coupes. But AMG isn't planning to build many as only 750 units are intended to be produced.

Of course, the main difference between the AMG GT R Coupe and AMG GT R Roadster is that the latter has no fixed roof, allowing its occupants to enjoy the thrill of open-air ride. But should they need some protection from the elements, the AMG GT R Roadster is provided with a three-layered fabric soft top. Featuring an inserted acoustic mat that can reduce noise, this soft top is supported by a structure of low weight – thanks to materials such as magnesium, steel and aluminum – which basically help give the AMG GT R Roadster a low center of gravity.

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2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 4MATIC+ is the newest entry-level GT 4-door coupe

Mercedes-AMG’s GT 4-door Coupe models now have a new member, in the guise of the AMG GT 43 4MATIC+. This new model is AMG’s newest entry-level offering, with a price that is nearly EUR14,000 lower than the AMG GT 53 4MATIC+ that the high-performance division introduced in March this year.

Both the AMG GT 53 4MATIC+ coupe, the all-new AMG GT 43 4MATIC+ are powered by a dynamic core: a 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line engine with EQ Boost that serves as a starter and an alternator. Nonetheless, the six-cylinder in-line engine sitting under the hood of the entry-level AMG GT 43 4MATIC+ is less powerful than the mill in the AMG GT 53 4MATIC+.

The 3.0-liter 6-cylinder in-line engine serving the AMG GT 43 4MATIC+ is tuned to deliver up to 270 kW (367 hp) of output and up to 500 Nm of torque available between 1,000 rpm and 4,500 rpm. This power level allows the AMG GT 43 4MATIC+ to sprint from nil to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and achieve a top speed of 270 km/h. The AMG GT 43 4MATIC+ consumes between 9.1 liter and 9.4 liters of fuel per 100 km (combined) and emits between 209 grams and 215 grams of carbon dioxide per km (combined), enough to comply with Euro 6d-TEMP.

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German tuner Renntech boosts output of Mercedes-AMG GT R to 825 hp

If The Hulk were to be a car, what would it be? Well, you might want to check out this Mercedes-AMG GT R that is just as green and powerful as the angry monster. But before we get to that, let us first talk about the standard Mercedes-AMG GT which is available in a handful of variations. The standard version is the GT Coupe, pumping out a respectable 469 horsepower (349 kilowatts).

There is also the GT C, which focuses more on performance and has as much as 550 horsepower (410 kilowatts). Meanwhile, the range-topping model would be the track-ready GT R, with the ability to deliver 577 horsepower (430 kilowatts). And last but not the least is the four-door GT. But even with those options, one German tuning shop thinks that the AMG GT could use more power.

So going back to the mean, green AMG GT R that Renntech offers as an upgrade. They enabled it to deliver between 612 and 825 horsepower (456 and 615 kilowatts), depending on the trim. The latter of the two is dubbed as the AMG GT R825. This does not only have more power, but also has a torque of 626 pound feet (850 Newton metres). The extra power is attributed to the larger turbo, paired with a software upgrade, blow off valves, and high flow air filter, among others. Of course, expect the transmission as well as the clutch to cope with the change.

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2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R is currently the most powerful safety car

Another year means another Formula 1 season. And soon, the 2018 season will kick off this weekend with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. This year marks the 23rd consecutive year and Mercedes Benz, again will provide the Safety Car for the most important motorsport event. Since 1996, Mercedes-Benz had been the supplier of the event’s safety car, from way back when it was the C36 AMG, to the Mercedes-AMG GT R today - this might be the most powerful F1 Safety Car of all time.

Under its hood is a biturbo 4.0 liter V8 engine that enables the car to carry out 577 horsepower. During the 2015 to 2017 seasons, the GT R just follows the lesser GT S version. Also, it will be Bernd Maylander who will be behind the wheel of F1’s official Safety Car.

In Maylander’s interview, he said that the highlight of this car would be its driving dynamics. And that he is glad that it is a level higher than the AMG GT S of recent years. He added that the safety car should be deployed as rarely as possible, but when they have to bunch up the Formula 1 field and drive it around the track, then it will be equipped with the AMG GT R.

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The Mercedes-AMG GT R isn't in any way underpowered. Dubbed as the “Beast of the Green Hell” by the AMG – owning to the fact it was mostly developed in the Nordschleife circuit of the famed Nurburgring – the AMG GT R has the specs to prove this moniker. However, tuning company Renntech has transformed the beast into a more powerful monster and wrapped it in an attention-seeking orange suit.

It is unknown whether Renntech has found the AMG GT R underpowered or just wanted to boost the speed predator’s credentials. Either way, Renntech did a great job in making the Beast of the Green Hell more impressive and more noticeable.

As it is, the AMG GT R is powered by 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It is tuned by AMG to deliver 577 hp (585 PS) of max output and 516 lb.-ft. (700 Nm) of peak torque. This V8 engine – along with a number of dynamic elements and high-tech components – allow the AMG GT R to sprint from a standstill to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and achieve a top speed of 198 mph (319 km/h). Furthermore, an AMG GT R driven by Christian Gebhardt of Sport Auto managed to complete a lap at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in just 7 minutes and 10.92 seconds.

Read the entire article Renntech creates a 761 hp orange beast out of a Mercedes-AMG GT R

When Mercedes-AMG created the new Mercedes-AMG GT R, Mercedes-Benz’s high-performance brand had the racetrack in mind. Since most of the development time of the AMG GT R was spent in the "Green Hell" of the Nurburgring, the AMG GT R earned the nickname the “Beast of the Green Hell.” Now, that mindset is translated from four wheels into two wheels, resulting to the creation of the ROTWILD R.S2 Limited-Edition Beast of the Green Hell.

As its name indicates, the ROTWILD R.S2 Limited-Edition "Beast of the Green Hell" is a special-edition hand-built racing bike that takes heavy inspiration from the AMG GT R. While the development of the AMG GT R was underpinned by AMG’s vast experience in AMG GT3 customer sport and in the German Touring Car Masters, that of the ROTWILD R.S2 Limited-Edition "Beast of the Green Hell" is cored on driving dynamics, design, comfort and lightweight construction.

Just like the AMG GT R, the ROTWILD R.S2 Limited-Edition "Beast of the Green Hell" racing bike employs a number of state-of-the-art technology. While the AMG GT R employs intelligent lightweight construction incorporating aluminum and carbon with specific reinforcements in the body shell, the hand-built frame of the special edition bike takes on "Carbon Module Monocoque Technology" (MMT2) as well as "High Modulus" and "High Tenacity" fibresto. This allowed the bike frame to offer high levels of rigidity with ideal damping properties while weighing as low as possible.

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When Mercedes-Benz unveiled the AMG GT Concept, it received positive reviews. Fans were praising it for the sweeping lines and the arching fastback shape, mirroring the CLS-Class. Even with the excellent acclaim, that did not stop fans from coming up with their own versions. The latest of this was posted at Behance, a site owned by Adobe.

Rendered by a certain Aksyonov Nikita, the AMG GT Concept is depicted as a wagon or estate. This particular version is truly excellent especially with the long roof. Being a wagon, the haunches in the rear are larger. This is complemented by fender flares, resulting in the render have a more natural look to it.

If anything, this version brings to mind the Panamera Sport Turismo of Porsche. It is interesting to note that the use of blue for the render makes it look like the long-roof blue Porsche, that same model unveiled along the AMG GT Concept during this year’s Geneva Auto Show. When the Sport Turismo was first revealed, it attracted a lot of attention especially in the high-performance and exotic class.

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After the unveiling of the Mercedes-AMG GT R in the midyear of 2016, the German automaker is at last revealing this exclusive green beast priced at $157,995. They will roll out this summer, and Mercedes-AMG announced that it will only produce 2,000 units worldwide. Those who are willing to dish out this amount of money must move quickly before these mean machines will be sold out.

The 3rd of kin and the most impressive member of the AMG GT clan boasts of pure power and decreased weight for dynamic performances. It is worth the wait after all, since the expert engineers from Affalterbach have managed to take off some load from the sports car and at the same time squeezed more power from the biturbo 4.0 L V8 engine to make the Coupe a worthy adversary in its league. The biturbo V8 can produce a whopping 577 hP (430 kW) and 516 lb-feet (700 Newton-meters) of torque, delivering 74 hp abd 37 lb-ft more compared to the S model.

A 7-speed dual clutch gearbox delivers the torque directly to the rear axle. Its first gear currently has a longer ratio, and the 7th gear has a shortened one to empower a far more better acceleration. The German automaker remarked that the GT R Coupe can accelerate up to 60 miles/hour (97 km/hour) in only 3.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of up to 198 mph(319 kph), which is 0.2 second more quicker that its S version predecessor . Weight-wise, the new AMG GT R weighs at around 3,428 lbs (1,554 kg)- which makes it lighter than the S version (90 kg less).

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Who says GT class vehicles aren’t family friendly? Mercedes-Benz debunks this stereotype with the four-door Mercedes-AMG GT Concept hybrid.

A few days ago, Mercedes-Benz released the last teaser for its newest GT four-door sports car, leaving fans tingling in anticipation. At the official reveal at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, all eyes have been set on the newest addition of the Bavarian automaker’s growing GT family.

And take note that the AMG GT Concept is by far, the company’s most stunning effort in combining sedan utility and the curvaceous design of a coupe.

Read the entire article Mercedes-AMG GT Concept is a four-door coupe that redefines what it takes to become a performance car

Be prepared, Porsche! Mercedes-Benz is going all-out with its newest and sportiest model so far – the new Mercedes-AMG GT R. With its sporty yet very elegant design as well as the power lurking under its aggressively shaped bonnet, the new Mercedes-AMG GT R is poised to capture the hearts of those who believe that luxury could also sportily dynamic.

Wrapped in exclusive "AMG green hell magno" special paintwork, the AMG GT R boasts of the so-called AMG Panamericana grille with 15 chrome-plated vertical fins evoking the appearance of the new AMG GT3 racing car.

This forward-inclined AMG Panamericana grille and the sports car’s low-slung front section create a distinct V-shaped "shark nose" that helps lowers the back-pressure point, thereby enhancing airflow and the aerodynamic performance of the new AMG GT R.

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The man sitting at the top of the performance division of Mercedes-BenzTobias Moers – cryptically indicated that the Mercedes-AMG GT4 could be really coming.

Moers, chief executive of Mercedes-AMG, was answering several questions from Australian automotive Web site Motoring when he gave an ambiguous declaration about the AMG GT4. When pressed to respond to speculations of an upcoming AMG GT4, Moers replied that rumors are not necessarily wrong.

Based on his enigmatic statement, we can surmise that some of the rumored details are true and others aren’t. So, what information – rumors or not – do we have so far about this high-performance premium sedan that would serve as AMG’s new range topper?

Read the entire article Mercedes-AMG big boss Tobias Moers drops heavy hints about AMG GT4

Since its release in 2014, the Mercedes-AMG GT has been one of the favorite cars of tuners around the world, especially those from Germany. While Mercedes has been updating the AMG-GT with variants like the GT R and the GT S, it has not stopped tuners to create their own versions of this elegantly powerful performer.

Now, Luethen Motorsport of Hamburg, Germany has just revealed its own interpretation of a tuned Mercedes-AMG GT, and this car is ready to race. Yes, the Luethen Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT is an elegant premium coupe that is not just powerful, but is also ready take on the track, thanks to a plethora of upgrades made on this already dynamic car.

One of the main areas of upgrades made by Luethen Motorsport to the Mercedes-AMG GT is the addition of a new engine control unit or ECU. Without this upgrade, the Mercedes-AMG GT’s 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine only delivers 462 hp of max output and 600 Nm (440 lb-ft.) of peak torque and helps achieve a top speed of 189 mph.

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Mercedes-AMG finally races along with other car manufacturers in the GT4 category. Since there’s an increasing trend for this segment, we think they’ve made it just in time along with Ford, Porsche, McLaren and also BMW.

Even if it comes a little late, the new GT4 racer will be based on the Mercedes-AMG GT-R that was revealed earlier this year. Mercedes-AMG’s GT4 racecar is currently in the works and is expected to apply the road-going GTR’s engineering and design standards.

The picture already looks impressive. With its large wing, wheels out stance, big vents along the hood and highly distinctive aerodynamics design, the AMG GTR definitely looks menacing the first time we saw it. Even so, AMG revealed that they have designed the GT4 to be safe and easy to use.

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If an actual racing team commences a project to beef up an already sporty car, impressive results can be expected. Well, any of the stock Mercedes-Benz AMG GT (GT, GT S, GT R, GT S) is already a potent car to begin with. Each version has a different power output, with the GT model developing 456 hp and the newest GT R (2017 model year) delivering 577 hp.

Dime Racing, an actual AMG racing team with a base in Southern California Dime, has an SLS AMG competing in the Pirelli World Challenge. It is also a specialist that supplies the auto industry with engineered components and system, as well as services. Now, Dime Racing is announcing a tuning kit for the AMG GT, plus an actual watch that goes with it. This new kit promises a street-legal AMG GT that could deliver an astonishing 745 hp – the Racing GT.

As for the number of units that will be available to customers, Dime will be just assembling 100 vehicles each year, ensuring that every unit comes with a top-notch quality. The Racing GT limited edition model could be availed at select Mercedes-AMG dealers across the United States. Expect true reliability from these Racing GT models, since, after all, Dime Racing is an authentic racing team with genuine expertise and experience in competitive racing.

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Mercedes-AMG is currently making great waves in the automotive scene. The German automaker Mercedes-Benz’s high performance division has been creating some of the most superb cars; however, this year, it has brought to the world another string of surprises. And guess what? It’s everything that comes at par (or even better) than its previous models.

Earlier this year, we were introduced to the Green Hell baby that was the Mercedes-AMG GT R. The “green hell magno” colored AMG GT R was developed at the famous Nurburgring racetrack, particularly at the Green Hell, where its twin-turbo V8 was tested to its limits.

It comes with 585 horses and around 516 lb.-ft. of torque. Aside from its engine, it is even made stronger because of its front-mid-engine concept with transaxle, an extensively modified suspension, new aerodynamics and is aided by its intelligent lightweight construction. It also comes with wider front and rear wings which give it an increased track width allowing optimum grip and higher cornering speeds. It also has standard lightweight forged wheels with cup tyres perfect for maximum driving dynamics.

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Come to think of it, the Mercedes-AMG GT R could be considered one of the most dynamic cars that the premium carmaker has created. Now, a sportier model – filled to the brim with technologies derived from motorsport – has been introduced: the new Mercedes-AMG GT R.

It is of note as well that the suspension system featured on the new AMG GT R is also systematically designed to be used on the racetrack. Mercedes-AMG ensured that suspension components -- steering knuckles, wishbones and hub carriers on the front and rear axle – have lower unsprung masses produced from forged aluminum. The double-wishbone concept on the AMG GT R firmly locates the wheel and come with the least elastic movements.

Thanks to the high camber and toe-in stability results, the AMG GT R could race through a corner even at high speeds and the driver gets a better feel of the road during cornering at the extreme limits.

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For the sixth consecutive year, Mercedes-AMG joins Cigarette Racing in presenting the Cigarette Racing Team’s 41’ SD GT3 boat which got its inspiration from the Mercedes-AMG GT3 racecar. This would be Cigarette Racing Team’s most powerful “open performance” boat and will be on display alongside the Mercedes-AMG GT3.

Mercedes-AMG has always been known for stunning designs, highly-advanced racing technology and high-performance cars. The Mercedes-AMG GT3 is the pinnacle of this racing car heritage and was built to comply with FIA’s GT3 race rules.

The GT3 racecar is based on the older Mercedes-AMG GT S which has the perfect qualities required in a GT3 race: low center of gravity, ideal weight distribution and ample track width. These layout characteristics in the GT S gave the new GT3 racecar its awe-inspiring racing performance today which is characterized by a controlled and accurate and cornering, impressive lateral acceleration, agility, good traction and the ability to rapidly change direction due to its minimal inertia, that it went on to set a new benchmark for its segment.

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BRABUS has long been known around the world as the best when it comes to making the appearance of high-end cars even more exciting. With more than four decades of experience, BRABUS has revealed an exclusive sports program for the Mercedes-AMG GT and GT S models from Mercedes.

The modifications done by BRABUS allow the models to experience an increase in the output to 441 kW / 600 HP or 591 bhp. It also increased the torque to a maximum of 750 Nm or 553 lb.-ft. Finally, a 325 km/h or 201 mph top speed is attained.

The design of the exterior has been modified as well. Its components are now made from clear-coated carbon, making it more aerodynamic. Then there are the forged BRABUS Monoblock F wheels which are ultra-light and a sports suspension that has different selectable settings for ride height and damping.

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Mercedes-AMG will unveil its latest surprise for the 2015 motorsport season at the Geneva Motor Show – the V8-powered Mercedes-AMG GT3. Developed and built to comply with the FIA's GT3 race rules, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 will be delivered to first customer teams at the end of 2015. This racing vehicle is derived from the Mercedes-AMG GT that will be launched in just a few days.

It provides promising prospects for customer teams, as it was derived from the proven and tested excellent racetrack performance of the standard GT. The standard Mercedes-AMG GT is the ideal basis for the GT3 racing model, thanks to its low center of gravity, perfect distribution of weight and wide track width.

This means precise cornering properties, high lateral acceleration, first-class agility, a high level of traction and low inertia -- attributes necessary for gaining top placements. Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, remarked that the high technological standard and fair race rules are spurring the company on “to push to take pole position” with its new customer racing car – Mercedes-AMG GT3.

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Mercedes-Benz announced that its 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S will be priced from $129,900 in the United States, excluding the $925 destination/delivery charge. According to the manufacturer, the U.S. market launch of the GT S is scheduled for April 2015, while the base GT variant will go on sale in the United States in Spring 2016.

For those who don’t know, the GT S is powered by a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine that produces 510 hp (375 kW) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque. As a result, the coupe accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.7 seconds (0-62 mph in 3.8 seconds), while top speed is limited at 310 km/h or 192.6 mph.

The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S arrives with plenty of standard features such as Nappa Leather, Keyless-GO, Comant, Collision Prevention Assist Plus, Parktronic, 8 airbags, AMG Adaptive Suspension and LED headlamps.

Read the entire article 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S starts at $129,900 in the United States