Power gains and new wheels are the major points of this tuning kit

The Mercedes AMG GT S and its little brother, the AMG GT, have become a favorite among aftermarket tuners. In the past few months alone, we’ve seen both sports cars get some tuning love from some notable tuners, including Mansory, Brabus, and Wheelsandmore. Now we get Lorinser, a noted German tuner that has made a business of creating tuning kits for Mercedes models. In this instance, Lorinser’s program covers both the AMG GT and the AMG GT S, giving both sports cars an improved output of 595 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.

That’s an impressive gain considering that the AMG GT “only” comes with an output of 456 ponies and 443 pound-feet of torque whereas the AMG GT S has 503 ponies and 479 pound-feet of twist on tap. But more than just the engine tune, Lorinser is also including a fancy set of wheels that gives both Mercedes sports cars a more pronounced stance and a much better look.

Sure, it’s not the most comprehensive tuning kit we’ve seen from Lorinser. It’s not even the most impressive one that’s available for both the AMG GT and the AMG GT S. But for what it’s worth, quite literally, it does enough to make a significant improvement on the Merc sports cars. It should have its share of interested customers, especially those who would prefer to keep the AMG GT and the AMG GT S from turning into rockets on four wheels.

Continue after the jump to read the full review.

  • 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S by Lorinser
  • Year:
    2016
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    595
  • Torque @ RPM:
    516
  • Displacement:
    4.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.6 sec.
  • car segment:
  • body style:

Exterior

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S by Lorinser High Resolution Exterior
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The exterior upgrades are limited to a new set of 20- and 21-inch RSK 8 light-alloy wheels. The wheels are available in either anodized black or anodized gold and are wrapped in 265/30 R20 tires at the front and 305/25 R21 tires at the back. If this isn’t good enough, the German tuner is also offering a set of its RS9 light-alloy wheels in the same sizes. These tires can be used with winter tires, specifically 255/35 R19 – 96 V M+S tires at the front and 255/35 R19 – 96 V M+S tires at the back.

Interior

There are no interior upgrades included in Lorinser’s tuning program for the Mercedes-AMG GT S.

Drivetrain

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S by Lorinser High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Both the AMG GT and AMG GT S were given a total of 595 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque

Lorinser’s program for the Mercedes sports car is available for both the AMG GT and the AMG GT S. The kit itself packs a mean punch as the German tuner managed to squeeze out some extra power from the car’s 4.0-liter turbocharged V-8 engine. Both the AMG GT and AMG GT S were given a total of 595 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, a hefty increase from the AMG GT’s standard output of 456 ponies and 443 pound-feet of torque and just the same with the AMG GT S and its standard output of 503 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque.

The upgrades are significant enough that both the AMG GT and AMG GT S are able to post improved performance numbers, including a 0-to-62-mph sprint time of 3.6 seconds. A race to 124 mph also yields a quicker time of just 10.1 seconds and it now takes the Mercedes sports cars just 27.3 seconds to reach 186 mph.

Pricing

The total cost of the kit, which includes the performance modules and the new set of wheels, adds up to a little over €15,000, which is about $17,000 based on current exchange rates. More specifically, the performance modules for both the GT and GT S models amount to €3,650, or about $4,150. Likewise, the set of RSK 8 black light-alloy wheels costs €11,424, or around $13,000 based on current exchange rates. All prices come include tax.

Competition

Mercedes-AMG GT S by Mansory

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S by Mansory High Resolution Exterior
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Mansory is another tuner that has a kit available for the AMG GT S, which it presented at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The program comes with an aero kit and a new set of wheels, but the real highlight is the work the German tuner put into the Merc’s turbocharged V-8. First, it took out the AMG GT S’s existing turbochargers and replaced them with larger units. From there, Mansory installed a high-flow air filter to complement the bigger turbos and added an optimized ECU unit. With these upgrades, the AMG GT S’s output increased to 730 horsepower, an incredible 217-horsepower rise from the V-8’s standard output of 503 horsepower. The tuner didn’t mention the gains in torque, but it did say that the AMG GT S would be capable of sprinting from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.4 seconds. Top speed also improved to 205 mph.

Read our full review here.

Mercedes-AMG GT S by Brabus

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Brabus is another tuner that has an available program for the Mercedes-AMG GT S. Just like Mansory, the Brabus kit has exterior upgrades made up of an aero kit and a new set of wheels. It also has a massive engine upgrade package, made up of a new engine management system that remapped the injection and ignition and improved the boost pressure, giving the 4.0-liter turbocharged V-8 a total output of 600 ponies and 533 pound-feet of torque. The tuners claims that the tuned AMG GT S is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds to go with a top speed of 201 mph — 0.1 second quicker to 60 mph and eight mph faster at the top end.

Read our full review here.

Conclusion

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S by Lorinser High Resolution Exterior
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It’s a relatively subdued program, at least compared to what Lorinser is really capable of. There are no aero kits and no interior upgrades. There is a nice set of wheels and an engine tune that’s available for the both the AMG GT and the AMG GT S. That’s the extent of what customers are going to get, although to be fair, the upgrades are enough to give both Mercedes sports cars a nice bump in power and performance.

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    • Not a lot going on
    • Other kits might be better suited for the Merc sports cars
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