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2020 Mercedes-AMG GT

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  • Mercedes-AMG GT
  • Year:
    2020
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  • Engine:
    V8
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    469 @ 6000
  • Torque @ RPM:
    464 @ 5000
  • Displacement:
    4.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4.0 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    189 mph
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Mercedes refreshed its flagship sports car by adding more to an already impressive package

The AMG GT represents everything that’s right about a Grand Touring car. It has a luscious body with that classic long hood that houses a high-performance engine, namely the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8, the widened hips, the low roofline coupled with a generous windshield and the rounded, cheeky-looking, tail end. It’s good for a day at the Nurburgring-Nordschleife in the same way it could cope with miles upon miles behind trucks on the Autobahn or stranded at a stop light in downtown Berlin. Believe it or not, it’s been four years since Mercedes-Benz unveiled the AMG GT. Now, the front-engined two-door sports car that replaced the gull-winged SLS received another restyle and was brought to the L.A. Auto Show. In the news are the AMG Dynamics integrated driving control systems, the exterior changes meant to bring the 2-door models closer in appearance to the AMG GT 4-door Coupe and a revitalized interior.

For 2020, Mercedes-Benz will offer the familiar AMG GT and GT S Coupe models, the AMG GT Convertible, the AMG GT R and, finally, the new AMG GT R PRO, a track-focused beast that’s among the five fastest road-legal cars to ever lap the Nurburgring-Nordschleife.

 

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Does the 2019 Mercedes-AMG 4-Door Coupe Handle in Snow?

Does the 2019 Mercedes-AMG 4-Door Coupe Handle in Snow?

The video within shows how AMG GT four-door and other AMGs handle the white stuff

Most new Mercedes AMG products nowadays are only available with all-wheel drive, and the biggest and baddest of them all is the new four-door AMG. It’s a car that has been tested on road and on track, but so far nobody has documented their experience with the car on more loose surfaces, like fresh snow.

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The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe Now Offered With Aero Kit

The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe Now Offered With Aero Kit

It looks supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe gets even more exciting with this new aerodynamic package. Just when we thought that the high-performance sedan could not blow our minds anymore, the automaker decided to slap it with an aerodynamic package and leave us drooling. And, what’s even better – this is available on every Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe trim.

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Can New Mercedes-Benz Commercial With Santa Make You Lease An SUV Or A Sedan?

Can New Mercedes-Benz Commercial With Santa Make You Lease An SUV Or A Sedan?

Mercedes Ads With A Heartwarming Christmas Theme

I love nice and fun commercials. Especially from car companies, because well, I am a car guy. I will never forget the one about the BMW M5 E39 for example. YouTube it, it is worth it. While I still find the ones prepared for the NFL Superbowl superior to all others, let’s face it, we are greeted with ever nicer commercials for the most important days of the year - Black Friday, Christmas/New Year sales and that. Believe it, Thanksgiving is important, but I question is it as important as Black Friday?

Despite the importance, right now we are greeted with a really cool Mercedes-Benz Christmas commercial. Ok, it is not a Christmas commercial, but actually, a TV spot promoting their Winter Event that is heavily inspired by Christmas and New Year.

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Mercedes Thinks the 2019 AMG GT Four-Door Coupe is Worth $137,000, But How Does that Stack Up to the Competition

Mercedes Thinks the 2019 AMG GT Four-Door Coupe is Worth $137,000, But How Does that Stack Up to the Competition

That’s little more than an AMG GT S but you get two more doors to haul more people

The Mercedes-AMG GT Four Door is what happens when you take a sports car and turn it into a sedan. Mercedes did just that to its AMG GT and the result, this sleek luxury sports sedan with a decidedly coupe roofline, is a pretty sight but also heavy on the wallet with an MSRP that falls between $137,495 and $159,995.

Why is this news? Well, we’re only finding out now what the price tag for the car will be, and this allows us to draw some comparisons. For starters, the AMG GT Four Door is more expensive than the base AMG GT Coupe and also the base Porsche Panamera, but both offer less performance for the money.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro

Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro

The Best AMG GT so far and it’s a track beast

Mercedes showed up to the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show with quite the surprise – the AMG GT R Pro. It’s essentially a more aggressive version of the GT R with some serious track equipment to push it right to the next level. Not that the standard AMG GT Rcouldn’t deliver track performance, but this is for the serious track guys. Extras include a spoiler lip, longer front splitter, new bumper flics (For downforce, obviously), revised steering wheel and AMG’s Track Pace app. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come along with any extra power, but it still has 577 horsepower and 520 pound-feet of torque on tap, so it’s not like it was lacking in that department. It is the quickest Mercedes on the Nurburgring and can even hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. Thanks to the updated suspension and ceramic-composite brakes it can handle well and can be tamed if needed. And, since most of the upgrades can be seen on the outside, we’ve decided to make the AMG GT R Pro our wallpaper of the day. Grab yours now and lighten up the mood on your desktop!

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2020 Mercedes-AMG GT

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT

Mercedes refreshed its flagship sports car by adding more to an already impressive package

The AMG GT represents everything that’s right about a Grand Touring car. It has a luscious body with that classic long hood that houses a high-performance engine, namely the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8, the widened hips, the low roofline coupled with a generous windshield and the rounded, cheeky-looking, tail end. It’s good for a day at the Nurburgring-Nordschleife in the same way it could cope with miles upon miles behind trucks on the Autobahn or stranded at a stop light in downtown Berlin. Believe it or not, it’s been four years since Mercedes-Benz unveiled the AMG GT. Now, the front-engined two-door sports car that replaced the gull-winged SLS received another restyle and was brought to the L.A. Auto Show. In the news are the AMG Dynamics integrated driving control systems, the exterior changes meant to bring the 2-door models closer in appearance to the AMG GT 4-door Coupe and a revitalized interior.

For 2020, Mercedes-Benz will offer the familiar AMG GT and GT S Coupe models, the AMG GT Convertible, the AMG GT R and, finally, the new AMG GT R PRO, a track-focused beast that’s among the five fastest road-legal cars to ever lap the Nurburgring-Nordschleife.

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2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro

A more track-focused GT R

The Mercedes-AMG GT R is the range-topping version of the AMG GT, a coupe introduced in 2014. The GT R arrived in 2017 with a more aggressive design, a beefed-up engine, and increased performance. It’s the most powerful and expensive version of the coupe yet. At the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, Mercedes introduced a track-ready upgrade, called the AMG GT R Pro. Fitted with body parts and drivetrain components inspired by motorsport, the Pro bridges the gap between the road-legal AMG GT R and the race-spec GT3 and GT4 iterations of the sports car. It’s not more powerful than the GT R, but it features upgraded chassis and suspension components, it’s lighter, and a bit more aerodynamic. It’s a worthy rival for the Porsche 911 GT3 RS!

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Will the Next Mercedes-AMG SLS Electric Drive Birth From the 2020 AMG GT?

Will the Next Mercedes-AMG SLS Electric Drive Birth From the 2020 AMG GT?

AMG Boss says a sports car is being considered

Remember the atrociously green electric Mercedes-AMG SLS unveiled back in 2011, called the E-Cell? The production version it spawned was a bit of a flop, but Mercedes-Benz is more serious than ever about electrification and Tobias Möers, the boss of AMG, is confident that a new electric sports car is on the way.

It’s been almost a decade since Mercedes-Benz tested the waters with an eco-friendly version of the mighty SLS. At the time, the car was considered as nothing more than a way for Mercedes to flex its tech-savvy muscles but now, on the brink of 2019, we view EVs differently, and that car might be the stepping stone for AMG’s next flagship electric sports car.

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The Mercedes-AMG GT53 Showed up to the Los Angeles Auto Show in a Pretty Red Dress

The Mercedes-AMG GT53 Showed up to the Los Angeles Auto Show in a Pretty Red Dress

What’s with those shoes, man?

As far as I’m concerned the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is about as controversial as it gets. I consider it to be one of the laziest efforts from Mercedes to date. I mean, come on, It’s basically a CLS – it even looks like it, and some of the powertrains are even the same. Case in point – the AMG GT 53. Under the hood, you’ll find the same exact powertrain that you find under the hood of the CLS53. Be that as it may, we stumbled across the GT53 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and it sure did look really nice – even if it is just a CLS – in its fine red color. And, to top it off, it is rocking some rather strange, out-of-place, old-school wheels. That’s right – the AMG GT 53 showed up to L.A. wearing a nice red dress and a new pair of shoes.

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The 2020 Mercedes AMG GT R PRO Brings GT4 DNA to the Road

The 2020 Mercedes AMG GT R PRO Brings GT4 DNA to the Road

All of Mercedes’ experience earned in GT racing trickles down to the road

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the most extreme version of the AMG GT. Called the GT R Pro, it’s as close to a road-going version of the GT4 race car as you’ll ever get. It has an infusion of winglets on the body for better aero, and AMG has worked under the skin to make this car a beast at any track day event.

The AMG GT R Pro was presented along with its less potent siblings, the AMG GT Coupe, and the AMG GT Convertible. All three models now feature a number of design cues meant to bring the AMG GT family together stylistically as well as from a technological standpoint since a number of systems are now standard across the range which includes the AMG GT 4-door luxury sport sedan that was presented back in March at the Geneva Auto Show.

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The Mercedes-AMG GT Shows Up in L.A. With DNA From the GT 4-Door Coupe

The Mercedes-AMG GT Shows Up in L.A. With DNA From the GT 4-Door Coupe

There’s a new GT-R Pro Model Too

The Mercedes-AMG GT sports car was just updated for 2017, but Mercedes saw fit to give it some fresh DNA from the 4-Door Coupe for 2020. It now features headlights based on those of the 4-Door, and the front and rear fascias have been mildly updated. The biggest news here is that the 10.25-inch infotainment screen now comes as standard equipment as does the AMG Track Pace system that debuted in the 4-Door Coupe as well. There are no powertrain upgrades to speak of, though, so the base model still delivers 469 horsepower while the GT C pumps out 550 horsepower. The GT R carries on with 577 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.

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The Ford GT and Mercedes-AMG GT Have the Same Transmission but Ford Charges Double

The Ford GT and Mercedes-AMG GT Have the Same Transmission but Ford Charges Double

When you realize that Ford sales parts for more money than Mercedes-Benz

Imagine you’re one of the 138 owners of the Ford GT, the most technologically-advanced car ever built by Ford. Then the gearbox fails. You look for a replacement and dully pay the price of a Corolla in exchange for your broken one. You then tell your Mercedes-owning friend about it. He also had his identical gearbox changed on his AMG-GT, but he only paid half for it. How is this possible?

It’s not uncommon for unrelated manufacturers to share parts, those made by third-party companies. You may remember more striking examples like when Lamborghini borrowed the headlights for its Diablo 6.0 from the Nissan 300ZX or Venturi when it ripped the external rear-view mirrors from a generic Peugeot. This time around, we’re talking about two manufacturers, Mercedes-Benz and Ford, who use the same gearbox from Getrag.

Although the said transmission is virtually identical, even down to the gear ratios, the two companies resell the gearbox at different price rates. In fact, a version of the same Getrag unit but with altered ratios can also be found in two older Ferraris, the California and the 458, and the Italians too have a price of their own for this component.

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2018 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series

A more powerful AMG GT R? Yes please!

Introduced in 2014, the Mercedes-AMG GT is no longer the company’s flagship sports car, but a full lineup of vehicles. In three years, AMG not only developed a Roadster but also launched a higher performance coupe and a beefed-up convertible too. Oh, and it also created two different race cars based on the GT. In all, the AMG GT includes seven members, which is darn impressive. But Mercedes-AMG won’t stop here. Although rumors of a Black Series model have yet to be confirmed, recent spy shots suggest that such a version is indeed underway. And we might just see it in the metal in early 2019.

With the GT R in showrooms, a Black Series model might not make much sense, but Mercedes has plenty of room to either slot it between the GT S and GT R or place it above everything else as a range-topping model. The latter scenario is more likely, so we could get an AMG GT with close to 600 horsepower and built in a very limited run. We should find out more later this year, so make sure you stick around for updates. Meanwhile, have a look at my speculative review below.

Updated 11/12/2018: Our spy photographers caught the beefed-up GT R testing on public roads again! Check out the photos in the gallery section.

Continue reading to learn more about the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series.

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Mercedes Invents the Nürburgring “4-Door Coupe” Record with the AMG GT 63 S

Mercedes Invents the Nürburgring “4-Door Coupe” Record with the AMG GT 63 S

Seems like Merc is stealing Jaguar’s thunder, doesn’t it?

Nürburgring lap times are pretty damn important these days, with the top manufacturers duking it out at the Green Hell for bragging rights and a momentary spot in the limelight. Now, it looks like Mercedes is inventing its own record to grab more attention for the AMG GT 63 S.

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Polish Automaker Mashes Together a Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro, and Mercedes-AMG; Takes Heat From Ford

Polish Automaker Mashes Together a Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro, and Mercedes-AMG; Takes Heat From Ford

Is Ford mad because this mashup is better than the standard Mustang?

Did you ever lay in your bed late at night, eyes wide-open, dreaming about the resurrection of Warszawa? No? Well, it’s back regardless, in the form of one of the most bizarre Mustang-based coupes you’ll ever see.

KHM Motors started off with a 2016 Mustang GT which they tried to restyle in a way that would honor the first mass-produced car in Poland: the FSO Warszawa M20 based on the Soviet GAZ-M20 Pobeda. Upon first seeing the Pobeda you’ll first think "That’s a blatant copy of an American car from the ’40s!" and then wonder why KHM Motors chose a Mustang to honor the hunchbacked sedan.

After all was said and done Ford Europe wanted to make it clear that they had nothing to do with the car. Their response came after KHM misleadingly put the Ford logo on their website - a move that Ford saw as lawless while KHM saw it as "a sign of respect for the brand".

Read on to learn more about the Warszawa M20 GT.

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A Cheaper Mercedes GT Coupe Is Here

A Cheaper Mercedes GT Coupe Is Here

The Mercedes-AMG GT 43 Four-Door Coupe (phew!) makes its debut

Mercedes has unveiled the GT 43, an entry-level model that will sit below the GT 53, GT 63, and GT 63 S that were unveiled earlier this year. The GT 43 has the same engine as the GT 53, albeit with lower power. How much lower, you ask? Well, it’s still good enough to sweep you off of your feet.

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Is this the upcoming Mercedes AMG GT R Black Series?

Is this the upcoming Mercedes AMG GT R Black Series?

Check out them exhaust pipes!

Introduced in 2015, the Mercedes-AMG GT is currently available in a variety of models with output ranging from the 456 horsepower of the base model to the impressive 577 horses of the range-topping GT R. But AMG isn’t stopping here. According to recent rumors, a Black Series model is underway, and we just received the first spy shots of the sports car.

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2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster

It could to be as early as 2019 if Mercedes-AMG pulls the trigger

Unveiled in 2014, the Mercedes-AMG GT has proven to be a worthy successor to the SLS AMG, despite being a bit smaller and rivaling the awesomeness that is the Porsche 911. Since it’s debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, the AMG GT has spawned many versions, including S, C, R, and Roadster versions. Limited to just the coupe model for now, the GT R will soon get a drop-top variant.

First launched for the 2017 model year, the GT Roadster made its debut in base trim, with a GT C version added soon after that. More recently, Mercedes-Benz also launched a GT S Roadster model, leaving the GT R the only trim that has yet to go topless. Rumors about a GT R Roadster have been flying around for a few years and it seems that the Germans are finally preparing a debut. The GT R Roadster was spotted recently on public roads and it appears it’s just as hot as the coupe.

Updated 08/17/2018: Our spy photographers caught the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT R out for a first testing session.

Continue reading to learn more about the Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster.

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2018 Mercedes-AMG GT S by Creative Bespoke & ADV1 Wheels

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT S by Creative Bespoke & ADV1 Wheels

It Has An Awesome Carbon Body-Kit

As far as Mercedes-AMG GT goes, the S version may be the optimal one. Its power level doesn’t start with the number four, but with five, and it does come with a bit more gear from the get-go compared to the entry-level AMG GT. No wonder, then, that it is one of the most popular options for tuning companies. Creative Bespoke from the U.S. included. They revealed their own tuning take on the Mercedes-AMG GT S, and it is rad, mad, and powerful.

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2018 Mercedes-AMG GT S PD700 GTR By Prior Design

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT S PD700 GTR By Prior Design

Ever since Mercedes-AMG revealed the GT, Prior Design has been in a constant state of innovation trying to better an already exceptional machine. Numerous Prior Design body-kits and additions found their way onto the sexy body of the AMG GT with the last one revealed only days ago. Called the PD700 GTR, one would think that Prior Design worked on the engine and uprated the 4.0-liter, V-8 to 700 horsepower, however, they did not disclose any information confirming this. Considering the fact that Prior gave similar names to a number of its body-kits and they did not actually uprate the power of the engine, I will say that this cool widebody monster uses the same 522 horsepower, 4.0-liter as the stock car. Nothing wrong there.

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Mid-Year Review: The 6 Most Important Cars of 2018

Mid-Year Review: The 6 Most Important Cars of 2018

Apart from really important SUV debuts, the first six months of 2018 saw the introduction of some astonishing cars as well. We had it all, from electric supercars to coupe-like performance sedans and standard, but revolutionary sedans.

This year is seeing a smart shift in car development thinking. Obviously, companies have to reinvent their business model and offer the world something unique. This led to the introduction of the new BMW 8 Series Coupe, the fantastic Volvo S60 which you don’t have to buy but subscribe to it as you do with Netflix, and the super fast luxury GT that’s as mad as the 812 Superfast – the DBS Superleggera. Then there is the Rimac C_Two – a car that basically showcases the growth of a young car company. Thanks to technology wonders, we can basically watch the company development live. And, the Rimac C_Two was their Rumble in the Jungle moment. These are this year’s six most thrilling debuts so far.

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2019 Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster

Third AMG GT drop-top slots between the base and GT C version

Unveiled in 2014 as a spiritual successor for the SLS AMG and a competitor for the Porsche 911, the Mercedes-AMG GT has already spawned a number of different versions and even received a facelift in 2017. Come 2018, and the AMG GT family expanded yet again with the addition of the AMG GT S Roadster. The third roadster in the lineup, the GT S Roadster is also the ninth member of the two-door GT family, joining four coupes and two race-spec models. With Mercedes-Benz having also launched three four-door model in 2018, the AMG GT family now includes no fewer than 12 cars!

Much like in the coupe range, the AMG GT S Roadster slots above the AMG GT and below the GT C Roadster. The latter is very similar to the GT R coupe, but with a slightly less powerful engine. Much like the hard-top model, the GT S Roadster has a sportier drivetrain and also benefits from the facelift that added 15 horsepower and ten pound-feet of torque to the GT S coupe in 2017. Granted, the AMG-GT S Roadster is far from new, but it enables Mercedes-Benz to provide its customers with a choice of three open-top two-seaters.

Continue reading to learn more about the Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster.

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Video of the Day: Watch the 6x6 Devel Sixty Devour a Mercedes-AMG GT S and a Mercedes G-Wagon

Video of the Day: Watch the 6x6 Devel Sixty Devour a Mercedes-AMG GT S and a Mercedes G-Wagon

That’s one mean, six-wheeled monster

In one lane we have the 2018 Devel Sixty, and in the other, the Mercedes-AMG GT S. The Sixty delivers 720 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque from a 6.7-liter turbodiesel while the GT S delivers a cool 503 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. It’s a tough showdown on paper considering the three-axle Sixty is worlds heavier than the GT but what happens when they actually lineup next to each other? Well, let’s just say that the GT S limps home with a tear in its eye. Oh, and for the record, it was a bad day for Mercedes as the G-Wagon also had a go at the Sixty and it didn’t stand a chance either. With that in mind, go ahead and check out the video below

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2019 Mercedes AMG GT 4-Door - Edition 1

2019 Mercedes AMG GT 4-Door - Edition 1

Why not spend even more money on an over-pronounced CLS?

The AMG GT 4-Door Coupe may be little more than a slightly revised Mercedes CLS with some extra power, but it’s been received pretty well across the board and is considered a stand-alone AMG model. With all of the hype surrounding the car and AMG fanboys begging Mercedes to take their money, it should come as no surprise that AMG is set to offer the 4-Door in Edition 1 trim. It’s said to offer extra individualization and is based on the GT 63 S 4Matic+ — the range topper of the 4-Door lineup. It includes a number of aerodynamic enhancements to go with some exterior extras and some finer interior appointments. So, let’s find out what the Edition 1 is all about.

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Video of the Day: Shmee150 Discusses What it Really Costs to Daily Drive a Supercar

Video of the Day: Shmee150 Discusses What it Really Costs to Daily Drive a Supercar

It’s not like owning a Honda Civic or Ford Taurus, that’s for sure.

Most people never get the chance to get behind the wheel of a car like the Mercedes-AMG GT R the Porsche 911 GT3, or the Ferrari 812 Superfast, let alone drive one on a daily basis. That means that it’s hard for us to understand or comprehend the outright cost of daily driving one of these works of art. Even doing something like buying new tires can set you back the cost of a Honda Civic and you better hope you don’t get a ding or a scratch in the paint because you’re going to pony up big time to make it look right again. Even simple things like oil changes and filter changes cost fast in excess of what you and I are actually used to. With that in mind, take a look at the video below and listen to what Shmee has to say about his experience with daily driving high-end cars like the AMG GT R and 911 GT3. It will certainly put things into perspective for you!

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Will Mercedes-AMG Take on the Porsche Cayman with a Stand-Alone Compact Sports Car?

Will Mercedes-AMG Take on the Porsche Cayman with a Stand-Alone Compact Sports Car?

Watch out, Porsche… AMG is coming for you!

Mercedes-AMG has stepped into something big with the release of the AMG GT. After all, that car has spawned a handful of different models including the most recent GT 4-door Coupe. Now, it looks like Mercedes may have the Porsche Cayman in its sights, and it’ll take it on with a stand-alone small sports car.

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Mercedes-AMG Refuses to Build a Black Series SUV; Says No to a Black Series AMG C63 Too

Mercedes-AMG Refuses to Build a Black Series SUV; Says No to a Black Series AMG C63 Too

And, there’s still no official confirmation of an AMG GT Black Series but…

Mercedes-AMG’s Black Series Moniker has been traditionally reserved for two-door cars, and Tobias Moers – the man in charge of AMG – has finally admitted that there will be no SUV bearing the Black Series name. Praise the Lord and pass the biscuits, we say, but with that in mind, there’s also some bad news as well. Now that the AMG GT is here to reign supreme, AMG won’t be making another Black Series edition of the C63 Coupe either.

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2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R Formula 1 Safety Car

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R Formula 1 Safety Car

Replaces the AMG GT S used since 2015

Developed as a replacement for the iconic SLS AMG, the Mercedes-AMG GT has been around since 2014 and has already made a name for itself on the sports car market. Already available in a variety of versions and body styles, the AMG GT also made its debut on the race track, being offered in both GT3 and GT4 specifications. Starting in 2015, it also became the official Safety Car of the Formula One championship, being used in AMG GT S guise for three seasons. Come 2018, and the FIA upgraded its safety vehicle to AMG GT R specs, thus employing the range-topping model to lead the pack.

The 11th Mercedes-Benz vehicle to pace Formula One since 1996, the AMG GT R is also the most powerful safety car in Formula One history. The AMG GT R takes over from the AMG GT S, which was used since 2015, and joins a long list of AMG vehicles that were used over the last 23 years, including the SLS AMG, SL63 AMG, SLK55 AMG, CL55 AMG, and the C63 AMG. The AMG GT R Safety Car made its debut at the Australian Grand Prix on March 25 and will be used throughout the 2018 season, which ends on November 25.

Continue reading to learn more about the Mercedes-AMG GT R Formula 1 Safety Car.

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Now That Mercedes Has Launched the AMG GT 4-Door, the AMG GT Black Series Will Follow by 2020

Now That Mercedes Has Launched the AMG GT 4-Door, the AMG GT Black Series Will Follow by 2020

Turbo V-8 will get a bump in power, weight will get a cut

Mercedes just released its AMG GT 4-Door Coupe at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, bringing high-end German power to play in an elegant four-door package. Exciting stuff for AMG fans, no doubt, but now there’s even more good news, as Australian website Car Advice is reporting that the Afflaterbach-based performance company is developing a new GT Black Series behind closed doors. Destined to slot above the current AMG GT R monster machine, the up-and-coming Black Series is expected to arrive in just a few years’ time.

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Pops' Rants: Lazy Car Design Auto Show Edition

Pops’ Rants: Lazy Car Design Auto Show Edition

Geneva Motor Show fun

Oh wow, the 2018 Geneva Motor Show was so much fun. So many concept cars that won’t make it into production, so many supercars that we can’t buy. Scratch that, and we’re left with the Toyota Aygo, Peugeot 508, Volvo V60, Toyota Yaris, and some special-edition models that aren’t all that special. Oh wait, this year’s show was also about quite a few good examples of laziness in the design department. Nissan takes the cake with two different cars, but Mercedes-Benz also made the list with its latest performance car.

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Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe vs Mercedes CLS: Here's What Sets Them Apart

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe vs Mercedes CLS: Here’s What Sets Them Apart

Does it make sense for Mercedes to sell both?

Rumored for more than two years now, the four-door version of the Mercedes-AMG GT sports car finally broke cover at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. However, it turns out that the GT 4-Door is exactly a sedan version of the already popular coupe. The four-door model not only uses a different platform that the sports car — based on that of the midsize E-Class — but it also looks a bit different front and rear. While this isn’t necessarily an issue, the fact that it’s very similar to the recently unveiled CLS has ignited some debate on whether Mercedes-Benz was a bit lazy in the design department.

Granted, the two cars are far from identical, but there aren’t many differences to talk about inside and out. That’s why we decided to bring them side by side for a proper comparison. Of course, with the AMG GT 4-Door being the more performance-oriented model, a proper comparison isn’t possible, but fortunately, both models come in "AMG 53" spec. Let’s have a closer look at what sets them apart on the outside, inside the cabin, and under the hood in the comparison below. Does it make sense for Merc to offer both? Leave your comments in the box below.

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2018 Geneva International Motor Show - Worst In Show

2018 Geneva International Motor Show - Worst In Show

Picking out the losers in an otherwise brilliant show

We went a little gaga in our list of the best debuts from the 2018 Geneva International Auto Show, including no less than five honorable mentions in addition to our regular list of five winners. But, as is tradition, we must now don our collective troll faces and single out those rides that not only failed to make the cut, but also elicited our ire and dismay. So read on for our list of the Worst In Show from Switzerland this year, and don’t forget to post your opinion in the comments!

Continue reading for the worst debuts from the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show.

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2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe

AMG GT with four doors? Yes please!

AMG might be responsible for Mercedes’ most-powerful and appealing models, but the high-performance brand has yet to use its full potential as a car manufacturer. Sure, the Affalterbach-based division brought us the awesome SLS AMG, and more recently, the AMG GT, but it hasn’t developed more than one stand-alone vehicle at a time. Until 2018, when Mercedes-AMG launched the GT 4-Door, a four-door, four-seat version of the AMG GT sports car. Unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, it’s the brand’s highly anticipated competitor for the Porsche Panamera, and it includes the most powerful GT-badged model ever.

The company’s plans to develop a high-performance four-door became more than obvious at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show, where Mercedes-Benz unveiled the AMG GT concept. The show car also confirmed that the sedan will be based on the AMG GT in terms of design, but still feature some of the more traditional Mercedes cues seen on the regular sedans. The concept was pretty much a mash-up between the AMG GT sports car and the CLS four-door coupe, attributes that also made it on the production model. Let’s find out what Merc’s new performance sedan is all about in the review below.

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The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is Here, and it's Basically a CLS With More Power

The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is Here, and it’s Basically a CLS With More Power

The laziness is strong with this one, folks.

The wait is over and the AMG GT Sedan – oops, I mean 4-Door Coupe – is finally here. It hits the scene in three different trim levels with the GT 53 being the baby of the bunch followed by the GT 63 and GT 63S. It delivers anywhere between 429 horsepower and 630 horsepower, with the GT 53 using being the only one of the three to get an inline-six and is considered a mild hybrid. The exterior is exactly what you’ve seen before, as long as you’ve seen the CLS, but there are a few tweaks to differentiate the two on the outside while the inside gets the traditional GT-style cabin, dash and 12.3-inch display screens included

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Leaked! Mercedes-AMG GT4 Revealed Ahead Of Geneva Debut

Leaked! Mercedes-AMG GT4 Revealed Ahead Of Geneva Debut

Check out Merc’s latest four-door rocket ship before it makes the official splashdown

The 2018 Geneva International Motor Show is just about here, but some folks simply can’t wait. Such is the case with this leaked image of the new Mercedes-AMG GT4, which got posted to Carscoops just one day before the big event.

Shown in the front three-quarters view, the image depicts what appears to be a large, fixed rear wing, while up front there’s a rounded Panamericana grille with vertical dividing slats. The side intakes are huge, and there’s a chrome outline for the lower intake. Up top is a coupe-like curve for the roof, while the wheels get black spokes with a polished lip, under which are enormous yellow brake calipers. LED lighting can be found at both ends. The paint looks like a matte black finish, which is highly suggestive of the performance potential lying in wait. Speaking of which, this new AMG machine is believed to boast a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 under that muscle-bound hoodline, possibly with the addition of an electric motor to make over 800 horses. We’d also expect some top-shelf opulence inside the cabin, taking cues from the latest E-Class and CLS.

The four-door could be seen as a replacement for the CLS63 AMG, and will run against competitors from Audi, BMW, and Porsche. Tune in tomorrow for the latest, when it’s possible this fire-breather will debut alongside a less-potent, de-winged version.

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Mercedes Shows Off Some "Official" Spy Shots of the Upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT4

Mercedes Shows Off Some "Official" Spy Shots of the Upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT4

All the waiting is over; it’s time for the AMG GT4 to show its face

Mercedes-AMG is reportedly debuting the GT4 at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.That appears to be inevitable given how much the performance sedan has been in the headlines in recent weeks. Recent spy shots of the car doing test runs have surfaced in recent weeks. Now, Merc’s performance sedan is stoking the fire even more with new glam shots of the GT4 dressed up in the same Wildfire camo wraps as the test prototypes. The four photos don’t reveal much, but they probably don’t need to at this point. With the car’s debut coming, these new photos are all about adding more buzz to a car that probably doesn’t need it anymore.

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The Four-Door Mercedes-AMG GT was Spied looking Sexy as Hell in Red

The Four-Door Mercedes-AMG GT was Spied looking Sexy as Hell in Red

Can we take this sedan out on a date?

The Mercedes-AMG GT4 is coming, and it’s looking more and more likely that we’re going to see the performance sedan in full presentation mode at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. But, ahead of its banner unveiling, the AMG GT4 was spotted yet again doing some test runs. This time, AMG left little to the imagination when it sent out the GT4 wearing nothing but a thin red camouflage. If the GT4 is headed to Geneva as many of us expect, consider these new spy photos as the start of the sedan’s countdown towards Geneva.

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Seven Modern Cars With A Retro Twist

Seven Modern Cars With A Retro Twist

Which ones do you like? Which ones do you not like?

The evolution in car design is one of the biggest identifiers into how far the auto industry has come in the last 50 years. Classic designs from years-gone-by have given way to modern designs that sit on the shoulders of cutting-edge technology. There’s no going around how things have changed in the industry, but what if there was a way to mesh the classic designs of yesteryear with today’s design language? Would the results be something you’d be interested in? Would you cringe and run away from them as fast as possible?

Fortunately, we won’t have to imagine what those cars would look like. Marketing agency NeoMam Studios prepared a few renderings of these cars, which we’re going to show below. There are seven renderings in total, with each car getting an injection of old-school design touches. Not everything worked out as well I’d hope, but you might have different reactions altogether. Let us know in the comments section below how you feel about the renderings.

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In-Depth Comparison – Corvette ZR1 Vs. Europe's Supercars

In-Depth Comparison – Corvette ZR1 Vs. Europe’s Supercars

It’s a red-white-and-blue track killer, but can it hang with the stars from across the pond?

Chevy just unveiled its incredible new Corvette ZR1 over the weekend, and while we have yet to get every single nitty gritty detail, our first look at the spec sheet reveals that yes, this thing is indeed a complete and utter monster. It’s a bit like the Z06 – that is, if the Z06 trained like it had the Superbowl on Sunday and a championship MMA fight on Monday. All told, the ZR1 is the fastest, most powerful production car Chevy has ever created, with all the right equipment needed to make it a full-fledged supercar. And when you consider that, it makes sense Chevy first pulled the sheets in a private event in Dubai, a town that could very well lay claim to the title of supercar capital of the world (seriously, just check out the Dubai police force!). So then, the question is this – how does the ZR1 fair when challenged by Europe’s idea of a supercar?

To find out, we’ve put together the following comparison, which will dive into the exterior, interior, drivetrain, and chassis specs of the ZR1 to see how it lines up. Playing the part of the rivals is the McLaren 570S, Porsche 911 Turbo S, and Mercedes-AMG GT S, each of which carries some serious weight in the world of top-shelf performance (not to mention a top-shelf price tag as well). Can the ‘Vette rebuff the European onslaught? Read on to find out.

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2017 Mercedes-AMG RXR One Super Gran Turismo by IMSA

2017 Mercedes-AMG RXR One Super Gran Turismo by IMSA

This is one AMG GT S you don’t want to get in your crosshairs

With just over 500 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque at its disposal, the Mercedes-AMG GT S is far from what you or I would consider a supercar. It’s got some burn to it, sure, but it’s not going to win any races when you line it up against the Lamborghinis and Ferraris of the world. Imagine, then, what kind of program it would take for the AMG GT S to have the muscle for that action. Well, stop imagining because it’s actually come to life, all thanks to the fantastic folks over at IMSA. For your enjoyment, folks, I present to you the Mercedes-AMG RXR One Super Gran Turismo by IMSA.

Now, this is what a fully realized AMG GT S is supposed to look like. It may not be as sexy as its big bro, the AMG GT R, but it sure does make up for it in extra girth and muscle. That transformation was achieved in large part because of the work put in by the German tuner. There’s plenty to discuss here, including the steps by which IMSA was able to not only visually transform the AMG GT S. but increase power and performance to reach certified supercar territory.

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Hot Vee For Velocity – A Look at the Mercedes-AMG GT's Turbo Layout

Hot Vee For Velocity – A Look at the Mercedes-AMG GT’s Turbo Layout

How a hot V engine layout benefits exhaust air velocity and intake temperatures

Many modern automakers use turbocharging to create more power from an engine without negatively affecting fuel economy during mundane driving. Most turbochargers can be found bolted to the exhaust manifold and hanging off the engine’s side. While economical to engineer and produce, this turbo layout can be less efficient due to extra-long plumbing, which causes the dreaded turbo lag. However, a few automakers employ what’s called a Hot V engine layout that’s designed to nearly eliminate turbo lag while also making it easier to ingest cooler air into the combustion chambers.

How does it work? Well, Engineering Explained takes a deep look at how Mercedes-AMG uses a Hot V design on its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 found in the GT.

Long story short – a Hot V engine uses reverse-flow cylinder heads that pull cool air from two separate intake manifolds mounted on the outside of the engine and expel the hot exhaust towards the inside of the engine’s V. Basically, the intake and exhaust manifolds trade places. This allows the turbochargers to be mounted within the engine’s valley and very close to the exhaust ports. The advantage is reduced turbo lag thanks to the close proximity of the turbo’s compressor wheel to the combustion chamber. Reduced turbo lag directly translates to improved throttle response and a near-instant gain in boost.

Aside from that benefit, a Hot V design also keeps intake temperatures cooler. This happens because the intake manifolds are located on the outside of the V where ambient airflow is greater and heat soak is less prevalent. A reduction in intake temperatures means cooler air. Cooler air is denser and can therefore provide more oxygen to the combustion process, thereby improving the engine’s power output.

Mercedes is only one automaker to use the Hot V design. BMW uses it on its modern twin-turbocharged V-8s like in its M products, Audi’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 uses it, and the Porsche 918 even has a Hot V despite it not having turbos. Ferrari even used a Hot V design in its Formula 1 engine from 1981 to 1984, 1.5-liter twin-turbo V-6. Sports car fans might be surprised to hear both Ford and General Motors uses Hot V designs on their V-8 turbodiesels. Yep, both the 6.7-liter Power Stroke and 6.6-liter Duramax have their turbochargers mounted up top.

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Mercedes-AMG GT Family Gets Power Boost For 2018

Mercedes-AMG GT Family Gets Power Boost For 2018

And new standard features and options

The Mercedes-AMG GT sports car family has grown to include no fewer than five road-going models in two years, and it’s now getting an upgrade for the 2018 model year. If it sounds familiar it’s because this update was announced a few months back, but Mercedes-Benz just confirmed that the revised design features and boosted drivetrains will make it to the U.S. for 2018. Or we could say that it has been reissued to remind us all that the AMG division is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017.

In case you haven’t been following us lately, the highlights for this upgrade include an AMG Panamericana grille and an active air management system for all versions of the sports car. Mercedes also introduced new output variants for the 4.0-liter V-8, ranging from 469 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque to 577 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of twist. On top of that, each model gained specific improvements in the chassis department.

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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT4

2017 Mercedes-AMG GT4

Mercedes joins the GT4 class with a new racing version of the AMG GT sports car

Unveiled in 2014, the Mercedes-AMG GT is the company’s latest halo sports car and replaces the SLS AMG in the lineup. However, the [AMG GT is smaller than its predecessor and aimed at a slightly different market niche, having been developed as a competitor for the Porsche 911. The sports car was also used to introduce AMG’s brand-new engine, a twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8. Launched in GT and GT S variations, the two-door gained higher performance GT R (coupe) and GT C (roadster) models, as well as a GT3-spec race car version in 2016. In 2017, Mercedes-Benz is rolling out a second race car based on the AMG GT, this time around in GT4 specification.

If you’re not familiar with the GT4 class, it’s a less powerful, more affordable version of GT3 and it’s mostly dedicated to amateur drivers. The cars are also equalized in order to allow driving skill to become key. The Mercedes-AMG GT4 was optimized for a wide range of championships, including the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and the Pirelli World Challenge in the U.S., the Blancpain GT Series Asia in Asia and the Australian GT Trophy in Australia. In Germany, the VLN endurance racing championship, and the Nürburgring 24-hours are the series that will see new race car in action. The GT4 European Series Northern Cup and the GT4 European Series Southern Cup are among the international GT4 series that Mercedes developed the AMG GT4 for.

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TopSpeed's Top 5 High-End Track-Ready Sports Coupes

TopSpeed’s Top 5 High-End Track-Ready Sports Coupes

Two doors and too much fun

Let’s say you’ve got a solid six-figures burning a hole in your pocket, and you’re looking to get out on the track for a little turnin’ and burnin’. Sure, why not? But here’s the catch – whatever you bring to the pits has to make its way back home as well, and without a trailer to boot. Luckily, there are options aplenty these days that fit the bill, with a rash of barely street-legal track stars making headlines with ever-increasing levels of presence, poise, and performance. But which to pick?

Never fear, because we’ve got five of the best lined up for your reading enjoyment right here. Each can be driven on the street and each offers some modicum of comfort. However, the emphasis here is clear – speed, and loads of it, with apex-hungry suspension and tons of power under the right pedal. Restrictions for this list include a maximum of two doors and a price tag around $150,000, but we tried to stay flexible on that latter bit to keep things interesting. As such, we’ve included the Acura NSX, Audi R8, McLaren 570S, Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R, and Porsche 911 GT3. Which is your track-ready sports coupe of choice? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget the bench racing.

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First Drive: 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT S

First Drive: 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT S

Built to carve corners and a spot in your heart

The Mercedes-AMG GT has only been around since 2016, so most would still consider it a new model. Nothing changes for 2017, either, but that’s just fine. The GT can be had in three forms: GT, GT S, and GT R. No, not Nissan’s GT-R; take note of the missing hyphen. Regardless of trim, the GT represents Mercedes-AMG’s hottest and most potent model. It’s certainly a worthy successor to the SLS AMG and its gullwing doors. I recently got behind the wheel of the 2017 GT S at the famed Circuit of the Americas Formula One track outside Austin, Texas during the Texas Auto Writers Association’s Springtime Auto Roundup. A quick lap around the 3.4-mile course is all it takes to solidify the GT S a something well beyond the average sport coupe.

See, the GT S gets a healthy 47-horsepower boost over the standard GT, giving it a full 503 horses at 6,250 rpm. The power comes from Mercedes-AMG’s hand-built, 4.0-liter biturbo V-8. The torque figure isn’t a letdown, either, at 479 pound-feet. All this in a coupe weighing less than 3,700 pounds. As you can imagine, performance is next-level. The sprint to 60 mph only takes 3.7 seconds despite only the rear wheels putting down traction, and its top speed lives just short of 200 mph. What’s more, Mercedes-AMG brought a fully loaded GT S to sample – fitted with AMG Dynamic Plus Package, the AMG Aerodynamics Package, and the AMG Carbon-Ceramic brakes. This trifecta of add-ons give the GT S a huge advantage on the racetrack. So how’d it handle? Keep reading to see.

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Sedan Style Battle – Mercedes-AMG CLS Vs. Mercedes-AMG GT4

Sedan Style Battle – Mercedes-AMG CLS Vs. Mercedes-AMG GT4

Merc’s slick and quick four-doors go head-to-head as we analyze the exterior style of each

Look, we get it. You want it all – mouth-watering good looks, endless comfort, space for four, and world-cracking performance. We’re the same way. That’s why Mercedes started building models like the AMG CLS 63, a “four-door coupe” with enough chutzpah to roll up on top-dollar sports cars like it’s nothing. However, word has it Merc and AMG are cooking up a new take on that old recipe with something called the GT4, a high-powered sedan capable of challenging the likes of the Porsche Panamera GTS and Aston Martin Rapide S. We think it’s a swell idea, and even went to the trouble of putting together a rendering of what it’ll look like. Problem is, we did the same thing for the upcoming third-gen AMG CLS 63. That means it’s time for a showdown.

As such, we did a little digging to find out what inspired these two models, and put them side-by-side to see which comes out in a battle of style. Both look mean, sleek, and like they’re doing three times to speed limit just standing still. The question is – which looks the best?

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2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R

Mercedes’ new sports car goes hardcore

Unveiled to the public at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, the Mercedes-AMG GT is a two-seat sports car designed to replace the SLS AMG. However, the new coupe is smaller than its predecessor, and unlike the SLS, it was developed as a rival for the Porsche 911. The GT is also the first AMG to use the new "Mercedes-AMG" nomenclature and the first model to make use of the new twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 engine. Just like the SLS, the AMG GT spawned a GT3-spec race car and will also receive at least two higher performance versions.

One of them is the GT R and was unveiled on June 24, 2016 at the Brooklands track in England, where the sports car was driven by both Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG, and Lewis Hamilton, reigning Formula One world champion with the German brand.

"With the new AMG GT R, we have reached the next level of driving performance. This road-going sports car with motor-racing genes and innovative technical solutions offers an ultimate driving experience that allows people to feel our motorsport origins in every fiber. It combines the driving dynamics of our AMG GT3 racing car with the everyday practicality of the AMG GT," said Moers.

The Mercedes-AMG GT R is the third member of the AMG GT family and the most powerful version of the sports car as of June 2016. It will go on sale in November 2016 with deliveries to commence in March 2017. Until then, let’s have a closer look at Mercedes’ rival for the Porsche 911 GT3.

Updated 04/06/2017: Mercedes announced U.S. prices for the 2018 AMG GT R which will be put on sale later this summer.

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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT Concept

2017 Mercedes-AMG GT Concept

Silver Arrows finally shows off its future Porsche Panamera fighter

It’s been known for quite some time now that Mercedes-AMG had its eye on releasing a four-door performance saloon that would compete against the popular Porsche Panamera. It took some time, but the car finally showed its face at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, albeit in concept guise. Called the AMG GT Concept, the four-door coupe was unveiled as a preview model for the upcoming production version that’s expected to arrive in the next few years.

The significance of the AMG GT Concept isn’t limited to the car simply being a production preview of the yet-to-be-named Panamera fighter. The model is also the latest in a growing family of AMG GT models that’s shaping AMG as a legitimate performance brand that’s slowly gaining independence from Mercedes-Benz. So yes, the AMG GT Concept is a big deal in a lot of ways, as it should be considering Mercedes has some claim to pioneering the performance the four-door saloon market when it first launched the CLS-Class back in 2004.

The times are sure different now as the segment has evolved into a pretty competitive one with the likes of the Porsche Panamera, BMW 7 Series, Maserati Quattroporte, and even the Tesla Model S all making legitimate claims for themselves as worthy options. But don’t sleep on Mercedes returning to form and reclaiming its top spot in this segment. It may do so under a different name, but rest assured, the AMG GT Concept, or at least the production version of it, is going to pick up the fight for the Silver Arrows once it arrives. We’re getting a good look at what we can expect from Mercedes-AMG; now we wait and see for the production model to arrive.

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Mercedes-AMG Hypercar Will Actually Use F1 Engine Will Cost €2.275m

Mercedes-AMG Hypercar Will Actually Use F1 Engine Will Cost €2.275m

The secret about the new Mercedes-AMG hypercar came out a long time ago, and we even put together a rendering of it back in 2015. Since then, we’ve gotten little bits of information that included the prospect of F1 powertrain technology. It could be branded as an “EQ” model, and we’ve even seen what could have been a model of said hypercar in a press release in late January 2017. Now, we’re finally getting some more detailed information from Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers via TopGear.com about the upcoming hypercar.

As we’ve already known, the car will use some F1-derived powertrain technology, but this will be the most direct iteration of F1 technology in a road-going rocket on wheels thus far. Mercedes-AMG is taking its 1.6-liter F1 engine, and transplanting it complete with an 11,000 rpm rev limit. It will use all of the same electric components as well, including the crank motor, split turbo, and electric motors on the front axle. Oh, and the battery that will power all of the electronics? Yup; that’s all F1 technology too. Moers declined to tell TopGear what kind of performance figures to expect, but word has it that it will output somewhere around 1,000 horsepower

As far as top speed and all of that goes, Moers isn’t that concerned, telling TG, “I’m not saying it’s the fastest road car ever, I’m not chasing top speed, I don’t want to put any numbers on the table.” The reasoning behind this is that Moers wants a car that can be driven on the road, so it won’t actually be track-focused: “My task is to make it a car you can use every day. You don’t need an F1 team, you don’t need special gas, you don’t need anything, you just push the button, it fires up, and you drive away. That’s a challenge.”

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Mercedes-AMG GT Concept Is the Beefed-Up, 4-Door Sports Car You've Been Asking For

Mercedes-AMG GT Concept Is the Beefed-Up, 4-Door Sports Car You’ve Been Asking For

AMG’s competitor for the Panamera hybrid packs a whopping 800 horsepower

The relatively new Mercedes-AMG GT sports car has already spawned numerous iterations, including convertibles, the track-ready R, as well as a race-spec model, but the German brand still has big plans with the nameplate. In the rumor mill for a couple of years, the four-door version has just been confirmed by a new concept car that Mercedesconvertibles, just unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

While the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept name might not say much — or it may lead you to believe it’s another version of the coupe — it is in fact not just a four-door model, but also one that uses electricity to move about.

A quick glance is enough to understand why it bears the "AMG GT" badge. The sedan is obviously based on the coupe and share many styling features with the two-door. However, the design language has been upgraded to better suit a Mercedes sedan, which has to be elegant above anything else.

Up front, both the grille and the bumper are closely related to the coupe, but the headlamps are slimmer and stretch toward the wheelarches instead of having the sweptback design seen on the regular AMG GT. The car’s profile is obviously longer due to the extra two door, but the roof line is pretty sleek and resembles that of a coupe. I’d say it’s somewhere between the CLS and the CLS Shooting Brake, as it doesn’t leave much room for a decklid, but it’s not a wagon either. Around back, both the taillights and the trunk lid are heavily based on the AMG GT, but the bumper seems more massive. Underneath, there’s a carbon-fiber diffuser with a massive exhaust pipe in the middle.

All told, while it comes in a four-door sedan configuration, the concept is by no means mundane and it’s comparable to the coupe in terms of aggressiveness. But unlike other concepts, it’s menacing looks are backed by an impressive drivetrain and mind-blowing performance.

Bearing the new "EQ Power+" designation that Mercedes introduced with the latest Formula One car, the AMG GT Concept pairs the existing twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 engine with a powerful electric motor. There’s no specific information about either of them, but Mercedes says that the combo generates up to 600 kW, which converts to a whopping 804 horsepower. That’s 348 horses more than the base AMG GT coupe and 227 horsepower more than the range-topping GT R. The concept is also around 130 horses more powerful than the newly launched Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, which speaks volumes of what Mercedes wants to achieve in this niche. More impressively, AMG expects the sedan to hit 60 mph from a standing start in less than three seconds. That’s supercar-like acceleration right there!

Of course, there’s more to talk about beyond the powerful drivetrain, but we’ll take a closer look at the concept car in our upcoming review.

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Tomorrow We'll See a Four-Door Mercedes-AMG GT, but Why?

Tomorrow We’ll See a Four-Door Mercedes-AMG GT, but Why?

Will the Porsche Panamera, BMW 6 Series GC, and Maserati Quattroporte see more competition?

The four-door coupe niche is a small one, but some people love the idea, and it seems as if it is slowly starting to take off. BMW has the 4 Series and 6 Series Gran Coupe here in the U.S. Maserati has the Quattroporte, Porsche has the Panamera, and Audi is about the drop the A5 and S5 Sportback models into the market for 2018. Mercedes already has the CLS Coupe, which – in the right trim – could be considered a competitor to the aforementioned models. But now it looks like the German brand may be fielding another competitor for this niche. It’s a four-door concept of the Mercedes-AMG GT, and it’s set to debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

For now, we know next to nothing about the concept, but Mercedes is probably planning on seeing how the public responds to such a model to determine how feasible it is to bring another four-door Coupe to the market. While we know nothing, Mercedes has released a single teaser image that depicts a long and sleek iteration of the GT that looks almost like someone cut a GT in half and threw in an extra door. The side profile features the same general body lines and features, while the rear end is almost identical outside of a different diffuser and a redesigned exhaust outlet.

Inside, the car will feature seating for four, with the rear seat more focused on luxury, space, and ultimately, comfort. I suspect we’ll see two reclining captains-style seats in the rear with a center console creating a dividing barrier and offering infotainment access for both rear passengers. The rear seats will probably be positioned far to the rear, so legroom will probably be ridiculous. Needless to say, it would compete directly against the Panamera and larger BMW Gran Coupes.

But, does the world need another four-door coupe?

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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50

2017 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50

Special edition AMG models highlight Mercedes’ stand in Geneva

Special edition versions of the Mercedes-AMG GT have been popping up with increasing frequency recently, and the 2017 Geneva Motor Show is all set to host the latest one of them.

Fresh off of introducing the AMG GT C Coupe Edition 50 at the North American International Auto Show last month, the German automaker is bringing the AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50. It’s a limited-run version of the rear-wheel drive GT C Roadster and comprises Mercedes-AMG’s Geneva-bound, special edition offerings to celebrate the performance division’s 50th anniversary.

As you might expect, the AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50 features plenty of exclusive features, including unique color and trim combinations to go with fancy individual design touches. Additionally, the limited-run sports car also gets an extended range of standard equipment, enough at least to justify it special edition status.

The exclusive features are also specific to what the limited edition car is celebrating. If you’re looking for a Mercedes vehicle that appropriately marks AMG’s 50th anniversary and has physical badges to prove it, the AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50 is as good a choice.

Sadly, the model will only be limited to 500 units, so those interested should be first to the reservation party. Once all 500 units are accounted for, Mercedes-AMG is very unlikely to add more units with the special edition status.

Orders of the car begin on March 6, 2017, with deliveries expected to commence a few months later in July 2017.

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Porsche Should Be Worried About Mercedes-AMG's GT4 Concept

Porsche Should Be Worried About Mercedes-AMG’s GT4 Concept

The Panamera now has a direct rival and it’s a beautiful thing

It’s been no secret that Mercedes-Benz’s plans for its AMG performance division have blown up since the release of the well-received Mercedes-AMG GT sports car. The German automaker quickly turned that momentum into subsequent offerings, including the AMG GT S, GT R, and most recently, the GT C. Now AMG is drawing up plans to present a new AMG GT-badged model at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and as many have anticipated, it’s going to be a concept version of the AMG GT4, a four-door performance saloon that will no doubt the shake up the established.

Did you hear that, Porsche? The Panamera now has a direct and legitimate rival. Brace yourselves then because this new rivalry could escalate really quickly.

It’s worth mentioning that plans for a four-door, Panamera-rivaling AMG model has been in the works for a few years now, even though AMG boss Tobias Moers said back in 2015 that such a model wouldn’t be feasible. Well, that didn’t stop our master rendering artist from cooking up a virtual version of the AMG GT4 – you can see that beauty in the photo above – and as it turns out, there was a lot more to the GT4 than Moers was letting on.

Now that we’re here, we can at least expect a few things to come out at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. One of those things is the concept version of the AMG GT4, which Mercedes plans to debut at the show as part of AMG’s 50th-anniversary celebrations.

It’s not the only car that will be on Mercedes’ stand in Geneva, but it’s arguably the most important one as it sets the table for a production model that’s tipped to arrive in 2018, replacing the CLS Shooting Brake and challenging the Porsche Panamera for supremacy in that specific market.

Details aren’t expected until the auto show opens its doors, but there is strong indication that the Geneva-bound concept will look less like a concept and more like the four-seater production model that it’s going to end up being. For one, it’s going to be sharing a lot of styling cues and mechanical details with the AMG GT, albeit on a different platform from the one used by the sports car. According to Autocar, Merc will be using a modified version of its modular rear architecture for the GT4, the same platform currently used by the AMG C 63, E 63, and S 63 models. Lightweight materials are being lined up for the car, including aluminum and hot-formed high-strength steel.

The goal, it seems is to make the AMG GT4 a benchmark for luxury and performance in its segment, a status that the Panamera has held on to for the past few years.

Make no mistake about it; Mercedes-AMG isn’t messing around. Porsche needs to recognize that because once the AMG GT4 hits dealerships in 2018, one of its main objectives is to stare down its rival from Stuttgart and make it earn every accolade it’s going to get from now until the future.

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The Mercedes-AMG GT R Just Walloped A Lap Record Held By The Mercedes-AMG GT S

The Mercedes-AMG GT R Just Walloped A Lap Record Held By The Mercedes-AMG GT S

That’s how you smash a lap record, even if it’s one that was previously held by your little brother

There are records that are broken by the skin of its teeth and there are records that are broken through utter annihilation. The latter scenario played out spectacularly prior to the Bathurst 12 Hours race over the weekend when the Mercedes-AMG GT R obliterated the lap record around Australia’s most famous race circuit when it posted a scintillating time of 2:16.5 to claim the record. To put that time in perspective, the AMG GT R’s new lap record was almost nine seconds quicker than the previous record held by, coincidentally enough, the Mercedes-AMG GT S.

To make the AMG GT R’s lap time more impressive, it managed to lap Bathurst with a time that’s only about 10 seconds slower than a V8 Supercar. Just as important, the range-topping AMG GT’s lap time only ended up being around 15 seconds off the pace of the track’s outright lap record of 2:01.567 that was set by the McLaren 650S GT3 race car back in February 2016.

Five-time Deutsche Touringwagen Masters (DTM) champion and Mercedes factory driver Bernd Schneider piloted the AMG GT R around the track and if not for some traffic around the track, Schneider could have posted an even quicker time that the one he set the record with. That could’ve really put the production lap record in Bathurst well out of reach for future performance cars. Then again, it’s hard to be surprised about the AMG GT R’s overall potency. This is, after all, the same car that went around the Nurburgring, arguably the world’s most famous race track, in just 7:10.92, good enough to place fourth overall, trailing only the Porsche 918 Spyder (the current record holder), the Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce, and the Nissan GT-R. That’s elite company right there.

For now though, the AMG GT R holds the production lap record at Bathurst. That in itself is an achievement that’s worth its weight in the record books.

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