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.
In addition, the coupe also gets 19-inch wheels on the front and 20-inch rear wheels, Power heated/memory AMG Performance Seats, Rearview Camera, Red Brake Calipers, AMG 3-stage ESP, 390 mm brake discs at the front, as well as a Burmester Surround System.
The GT S promises to return a fuel economy of 25 US mpg, while CO2 emissions will be 214 g/km.
The all-new Mercedes-AMG GT is the purists’ sports car. Awesome dimensions, powerfully sculptured shapes and continuous outlines make the all-new AMG a modern sports car embodying Mercedes’ glorious sports car spirit. The GT is a perfect blend of beauty and intellect.
The all-new Mercedes-AMG GT embraces the sensuous purity of emotion and sportiness. The two-seater has signature rear-wheel-drive dimentions. The V8 bi-turbo front mid-engine guarantees optimal weight distribution, forming the foundation for excellent drive dynamics. The lengthy bonnet, with its prominent power domes, the greenhouse moved further back, the sizable wheels, and wide tail-end complete the distinct appearance. The ample tailgate reveals a functional luggage section.
Muscular and dramatic dynamism
Confidently arched shapes provide the Mercedes-AMG GT its sensual character and the sculpted appearance. Viewed from its profile, the domed, arched roof outline and the frameless doors are attractive sights. A brawny component sculpted from the side produces a sense of airiness and energy, even if the vehicle is not moving. The shapes and outlines of the side wall continue to the rear with an intense narrowing effect.
The GT purposefully avoids outlines in the area around its shoulder. The only outline is a single line further down that picks up again at the rear, stretching the body and making it look lighter. The side air vents, with two fins each, stand for a regular Mercedes styling feature. The GT has no aerials to disrupt the complete look.
The imaginative interplay between different design components give the coupé a high-quality, confident front: the solid diamond radiator grille with centred Mercedes star, a wide louvre and AMG lettering sits in the front’s centre. High Performance LED headlights with abstracted "eyebrows" as daytime running lamps, side lights, and signals, along with three different high-beam reflectors give the GT its unique look.
Sizable air inlets maximise the airflow to cooling modules. The A-wing with front splitter in the front apron, characteristic of AMG automobile, makes the car seem wide and low-slung. While the front splitter comes in body colour on the GT, it comes in a highly glossed black finish in the GT S. In total, buyers can highlight the exterior as they wish: available options include the Exterior Silver Chrome, the Night, and the Exterior Carbon-Fibre packages.