Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe
Generations Timeline, Specs and Pictures
Since the separation of the AMG from the regular Mercedes-Benz models, the Affalterbach motorsport division started to offer faster cars for its customers.
The GT was one of its most important models.
In 2014, AMG launched its first product that was named AMG instead of Mercedes-Benz AMG. It was a car like no other in the Mercedes-Benz manufacturer lineup. The supercar was offered with the most powerful naturally aspirated engine on the market, at the time of its launch. In 2017 came the first facelift and, three years later, a new refresh for the lineup was introduced.
The 2020 model featured some exterior changes to enhance the look and the car’s aerodynamic. The full-LED headlights became a standard feature and a new grille design was installed. The front bumper was divided into three main areas: the lower grille and the side-intakes. The latter was split in two by a horizontal slat. The back of the car was slightly improved, but the four exhaust pipes were left visible, poking out through the rear apron.
The interior featured a carbon-fiber trim on the center console and the dashboard. The instrument cluster was completely digital, with a 12.3” TFT color-display. An additional screen was placed on top of the center stack, for the infotainment system. It was controlled via voice commands, a touch-pad, or via the 10.3” touch-screen. The Apple CarPlay and the Android Auto integration was fitted as standard.
The 2020 AMG GT featured a twin-turbo V8 engine that offered 469 hp. The GT C variant received 550 hp and the top-spec GT R and GT R Pro received the 577 hp unit. All versions were paired to a 7-speed, dual-clutch, automatic transmission. Power went to the rear wheels and the gearbox was mounted in the back.
When the AMG started its way as a different brand than the Mercedes-Benz, it had to offer some completely different cars, and the 2018 GT Coupe GT-R was a good example.
The AMG GT-R didn’t share its bodywork with any Mercedes-Benz model. It was an AMG only vehicle and the car that showed a clear line of approach, or departure, from the classy, comfortable, Mercedes-Benz brand. It was a car that was a fierce competitor for cars like the Porsche 911.
The GT-R design was enhanced for a better aerodynamic. The redesigned front apron was fitted with two clear-coated carbon-fiber flics at the sides. The headlights had an unusual design, with a larger LED for the high/low beam and an additional three LED-lights for the turn-signal, daytime running lights, and the directional light for cornering, also known as navigation light. In the rear, the new LED taillights looked better on the dark background.
Inside there was a cockpit for two, with full digital display for the instrument cluster and an additional display for the infotainment unit. The latter was fitted as standard with the AMG TRACK PACE that detects the track and stores the information regarding acceleration, braking point and delivers detailed data for the driver, so the lap-times can be improved. Some famous tracks are already stored on the internal hard-drive, but the other tracks can be recorded by the driver.
The AMG GT-R featured different settings for the engine, transmission, and suspension to optimize the track performance, or just for daily driving, when the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7 can shift smoothly and the 4.0-liter V8 will run lower on the rpm scale, with a deeper sound note.
There are so many letters to name a car that, in fact, is a race car with number plates on it.
We heard that before many times, but this is serious. The amount of carbon-fiber used for this vehicle is far beyond a lot of other sports cars.
The limited-edition Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO had a further improved driving dynamics, in particular on the racetrack. The experience gained from the AMG GT3 and AMG GT4 racing cars was influential in its development. The improvements from motorsport can be clustered in four areas: suspension, lightweight construction, aerodynamics and appearance.
Every aerodynamic detail is functional: from the front and rear splitter to the air-extracting vents on the front fenders and the adjustable wing. Every detail is fully functional.
The suspension can be adjusted in stiffness and height, the brakes are carbo-ceramic and inside, behind the fixed carbon-fiber seats, there is a roll-cage. Underneath the car, there are some shields and carbon-fiber parts to stiffen the bodywork even more. The front anti-roll bar is made out of carbon-fiber and it is adjustable. The rear one was kept as steel, to balance the vehicle. That is also adjustable. The roof is carbon fiber, not for the stiffer body but to reduce weight, especially on the upper part of the vehicle. This car is not made for shopping, but for lapping race-tracks. It even comes with its own fire-extinguisher!
Even if it wasn’t a completely new model, the 2019 AMG GT Coupe featured enough changes to impress the market after 5 years of it was introduced.
The sport and supercar GT from AMG has received some serious improvements on the 2019 refresh. The AMG engineers and its marketing department checked all the boxes with aerodynamic improvements, interior upgrades and, of course, more power and torque.
From the outside, there is a new grille on the front, inspired by the original Mercedes-Benz “Gullwing” from the ’50s. On the bottom of the bumper, an active aerodynamic system was installed, to help heat-up and cool the engine. On the side, the same big air-extractors on the front fenders were installed and those were not only for design purposes.
Inside, the big center console kept that special design with 8 buttons installed on a large V-shaped design. Of course, it corresponded to the V8 engine idea. The sport-bucket seats received new materials and color options and, for the driver, the full digital instrument cluster display was fitted as standard. Moreover, the AMG TRACK PACE was standard for the COMAND online infotainment system.
While the 2015 AMG GT offered 462 hp, the 2019 GT output was increased to 522 hp. That was more than the 2015 AMG GT S had. That extra power was sent to the rear wheels via a 7-speed SPEEDSHIFT AMG automatic transmission.
In 2017, the coupe range of the AMG GT class got expanded by the addition of the Mercedes-AMG GT C, which is basically the hard top version of the AMG GT C Roadster introduced before.
Like the Roadster unveiled at the Paris Auto Show, the new AMG GT C Coupe impresses with further-enhanced driving dynamics courtesy of numerous technical highlights from the Mercedes-AMG GT R. The new GT C Coupe will launch in the form of a special ‘Edition 50’ model. Like the AMG GT R, the new member of the family is identifiable by its broad, muscular rear end and large wheels. Other technical measures include a wider rear track and active rear axle steering.
In 2017, the Mercedes-AMG GT S received a minor refresh.
The update brought a more aggressive styling as well as improved technology. A major new component is the AIRPANEL active air management system, comprising louvers in the bottom of the front bumper that can be opened or closed by an electric motor to provide either increased cooling or better aerodynamics. Increased power and active rear-axle steering are also new additions for 2017. More optional features have been introduced too, such as the AMG Interior Night package and the AMG Exterior Carbon Fiber pack.
Mercedes-Benz unveiled the facelifted version of its AMG GT coupe at the 2017 North American Motor Show, and it was the queen of the show.
When Mercedes-Benz decided to create a separate brand for the AMG division, it agreed that the new brand would have specific models. The GT was the beginning, and, in 2014, it was a blast, and its sound thrilled everyone and petrolheads on both sides of the Atlantic to shiver. It’s front mid-engine concept with transaxle, and the intelligent aluminum lightweight construction formed the basis for a highly dynamic driving experience. Its likewise newly developed AMG 4.0-liter V8 bi-turbo engine underscored the hallmark AMG driving performance.
The facelifted version kept the same original elements from the 2014 model but added a new image with a Panamericana grille with 15 vertical slats. The new front bumper emphasized the car’s width, making it visually sit lower to the road. The large outer air inlets provided enough air to cool the engine. The carmaker installed vertical louvers that opened or closed at the bottom of the front bumper, depending on the engine heat management system.
At the same time, the two-seater was a straightforward, comfortable, and reliable companion for everyday motoring thanks to its practical tailgate, easily accessible luggage compartment, high level of comfort on long journeys, and the extensive Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive assistance systems. It was designed and built as a Gran Tourer car and excelled in that.
Under the hood, the AMG engineers found a way to provide more power from the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged gasoline engine. It was paired as standard to a 7-speed automatic (dual-clutch) gearbox.
Mercedes-Benz and AMG managed to take an already extraordinary car and turn it into rabid woods beast.
This is the Mercedes-AMG GT R which was born on the Nurburgring. Even its special color was carefully picked to remind of the “Green Hell”. Wider front and rear wings allow an increased track width for optimum grip and even higher cornering speeds. The new front fascia with active elements, the large rear aerofoil and the new rear fascia with double diffuser enhance aerodynamic efficiency and help ensure optimum grip. The lightweight forged wheels shod with cup tyres as standard are likewise designed for maximum driving dynamics.
The Mercedes-AMG division became a separate brand and showed its muscles in 2014 when it revealed the AMG GT Coupe, built for excitement.
After years of marching under the same brand, Mercedes-Benz decided that it was time for AMG to evolve on a different path. Its products were designed for speed and performance, which were completely different than other Mercedes-Benz products. That’s why when AMG designed the GT from scratch, it made it completely different than any other three-pointed-star product.
With its long hood, short cabin, and sloped rear end, the AMG GT was one of the few cars ever built to feature a front-mid-engine construction. Apart from the badge on the broad grille, there was no connection with the Mercedes-Benz brand. On the front fenders, a set of air-vents released the air trapped in the wheel wells to increase the downforce. It was the same styling and practical idea used for the legendary SL “Gullwing.”
Inside, the two-seat cockpit was separated into two areas by the tall center console. At the same time, the two-seater was a straightforward, comfortable, and reliable companion for everyday motoring thanks to its practical tailgate, easily accessible luggage compartment, high level of comfort on long journeys, and the extensive Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive assistance systems. The interior sported a central aviation theme, with many air vents, a wing-like dashboard and a tall center stack inspired from motor racing. High-quality materials and precision finished surfaces helped create a luxurious yet sporty feeling.
The AMG GT is also the first sports car fitted with a “hot inside V” engine and dry-sump lubrication. Its turbochargers were installed between the two cylinder banks to reduce the turbo-lag.
As Mercedes-AMG division tends to become a brand of its own, in 2014 it revealed the entirely new AMG GT two seater coupe, built for both pleasure and performance.
Its front mid-engine concept with transaxle and the intelligent aluminum lightweight construction form the basis for a highly dynamic driving experience. Its likewise newly developed AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine underscores the hallmark AMG driving performance.
At the same time, the two-seater is a straightforward, comfortable and reliable companion for everyday motoring thanks to its practical tailgate, easily accessible luggage compartment, high level of comfort on long journeys and the extensive Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive assistance systems.
The exterior draws inspiration from the bigger SLS model while coming with Mercedes-Benz new design style, making up for a compact but muscly-looking coupe. The interior wears a central aviation theme, with lots of air vents, wing-like dashboard and a center console that appears to be borrowed straight from motor racing. High quality materials and precision finished surfaces help create a very luxurious environment.
The AMG GT is also the first sportscar fitted with a “hot inside V” engine and dry sump lubrication, having two turbochargers mounted between the two banks of cylinders.