The Mercedes-AMG GT has been one of the finest performance cars on sale in the United States today.
Recognizing the importance of these models in the overall picture, Mercedes has decided to expand the line-up to 3 variants starting from 2017. Prices of the base Mercedes-AMG GT for the 2017 in addition has just been unveiled at $112,125. The 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT will be the first to arrive in the United States. Offering an excellent blend of performance and price, the Mercedes-AMG GT is expected to take up bulk of the sales.
It will be later followed by the higher performance Mercedes-AMG GT R variant. This trim will be the most expensive in the lineup with the Mercedes-AMG GT S, which came out in 2016,managing to comfortably slot in between the standard and R variants. Both the Mercedes-AMG GT and the S variant come with the same 4.0-liter twin turbo motor in a V8 configuration. It is an extremely powerful motor capable of delivering 456 bhp and 443 lb-ft of torque in the case of the Mercedes-AMG GT. The slightly more expensive Mercedes-AMG GT S has power boosted to 503 bhp while torque also gets an equal increase to 479 lb-ft.
Both models come with the same seven speed dual clutch gearbox for extremely fast shifting times while combining reasonable fuel economy.
As a result of the Mercedes-AMG GT’s inclusion in the lineup, prices of the Mercedes-AMG GT S has gone up slightly. The model starts at$132,125 and it represents a $1300 increment over the 2016 version. Apart from the presence of more power and torque, the Mercedes-AMG GT S manages to set itself apart with some unique aspects like Nappa leather, AMG adaptive exhaust, red colored brake calipers, and Burmester premium sound system.
Even though Mercedes also unveiled the Mercedes-AMG GT R version, the model is not expected to be available until mid-2017. This will be available as a 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R. Since the launch of the vehicle is quite far way, Mercedes has resisted the lure to unveil the prices. However, it is expected to be significantly more than the S variant. It will be extremely track focused with additions like improved AMG suspension, rearwheel steering, and a wider track. Power will also be increased to 577 bhp with the motor producing an equally astronomical 516 lb-ft of torque.