2015 Mercedes Benz AMG GT Price and Engine – The 2015 Mercedes Benz AMG GT comes with a 4.0-litre biturbo V8 engine and is priced from £97,195. Read all about it and watch our exclusive video.
The new 2015 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT supercar is on sale now, with prices starting at £97,195 and the first cars are set to be delivered to owners from April.
2015 Mercedes Benz AMG GT Price and Engine
What is it?
The AMG GT was conceived as a two-seat rival to cars such as the Porsche 911 Turbo and Aston V12 Vantage, but with a front-engine, rear-drive layout.
As the name suggests, it is designed to fulfil two briefs – that of hard-edged sportster, and also a long-distance, high-performance GT. To this end it has the traditional AMG loud exhaust and slightly lairy styling, but with a cabin full of luxuries and high-end materials.
Underneath lies double-wishbone suspension, while the standard model has a mechanical limited-slip differential and the S model has an electronically controlled diff.
Weight distribution is 47:53 front/rear, which Mercedes describes as ‘optimum’.
The S model can also be fitted with dynamic engine and transmission mounts, which damp out vibrations when you’re just cruising and stiffen up to help the car’s agility when you’re on a twisty road.
What engine does it come with?
Power is provided by a biturbo 4.0-litre V8 engine that comes in two states of tune. The standard car develops 456bhp and 443lb ft of pulling power, while the full-on S model has 503bhp and 479lb ft of shove. Power is transferred to the road through a seven-speed twin-clutch automatic gearbox, which can take care of changes itself or it allows the driver to shift using steering wheel-mounted paddles.
The standard model will hit 62mph from a standing start in 4.0 seconds and carry on to 190mph, while the S hits 62mph in 3.8 seconds and will do 194mph. Serious figures.
Mercedes is serious about the car’s efficiency, which is why even the more powerful model can do a claimed average of 30.0mpg and emits 219g/km of CO2.
What equipment does it come with?
The GT model is not set to arrive in the UK until later in 2015, and will come with 19-inch alloys front and rear, a mechanical limited-slip differential, an AMG performance exhauset, AMG sports suspension and an electronically adjustable rear wing.
From April you will be able to buy the GT S and GT s Edition 1 models. The S comes with the same kit as the standard GT, but adds 20-inch rear wheels (it retains the 19-inch versions on the front), red brake callipers, adjustable sports suspension and an electronic rear differential.
The Edition 1 model gets visual upgrades in the form of a fixed rear wing and front splitter, a carbonfibre roof, black mirror surrounds, performance seats with contrast stitching and a leather and suede covering to the seats and steering wheel.
How much does it cost?
Prices start at £97,195 for the entry-level model and go up to £122,745 for the S model in Edition 1 trim.
source : whatcar