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Mercedes-AMG GT Australian range expanded

Published : 15th August 2017


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1 month ago

The Australian Mercedes-AMG GT two-door sports car range has been expanded, with the addition of the roadster body style and higher-performance AMG GT R. There’s also a limited edition AMG GT C Edition 50 coupe to celebrate the 50th anniversary of AMG’s existence.

The addition to the AMG GT range follows other recent additions to the Australian Mercedes-Benz range, including the E-Class cabriolet and updated C-Class, and forms part of the brand’s continual product assault to further increase their sales lead in the luxury car market.

For the 2018 model year, both the AMG GT C and AMG GT S receive more power from their 4.0-litre turbocharged V8. AMG GT C variants receive a 10kW/30Nm boost to 350kW and 630Nm whilst AMG GT S variants receive a 9kW/20Nm boost to 384kW and 670Nm respectively. All variants of the AMG GT receive the Panamericana vertical grille from the AMG GT R.

While even more power will raise some eyebrows, the biggest news for the AMG GT range is the addition of the roadster bodystyle, offered in both AMG GT Roadster and new AMG GT C Roadster forms. Based on the AMG GT coupe, the AMG GT Roadster uses the same 350kW/630Nm tune as the coupe, and combines it with a multi-layered roof that is capable of opening and closing in just 11 seconds and at speeds of up to 50km/h.

The AMG GT Roadster includes a ‘draught stop’ wind deflector and heated seats, while a 10-speaker Burmester surround sound system and Mercedes’ COMAND Online multimedia system with a 21.3cm high-res colour display are standard equipment.

The AMG GT C Roadster is positioned between the AMG GT S and AMG GT R coupes uses an uprated tune not far off the AMG GT R, with 410kW of power and 680Nm of torque. The AMG GT C Roadster adds standard features including AMG Performance seats in nappa leather, an AMG Performance steering wheel in black nappa leather, heated and ventilated seats, and Mercedes’ innovative Airscarf neck level heating to maximise roof down time.

The final addition to the AMG GT range is the Edition 50 Coupe. Built to celebrate 50 years since the beginning of AMG, the AMG GT C Edition coupe includes AMG Performance seats and steering wheel, the AMG interior Night Package, Edition 50 detailing in the head restraints and steering wheel bezel, quilted nappa leather upholstery, AMG trim elements in black chrome, LED high performance headlamps, black chrome exterior highlights, 19/20-inch front/rear AMG cross-spoke forged wheels and a choice of two ‘designo’ paint colours – ‘graphite grey magno’ or ‘cashmere white magno’.

Mercedes-AMG GT range pricing (including GST and LCT, excluding other on-road costs):
Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé – $258,711
Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster – $283,711
Mercedes-AMG GT S Coupé – $298,711
Mercedes-AMG GT C Edition 50 Coupé – $335,211
Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster – $338,711
Mercedes-AMG GT R Coupé – $348,711

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