The 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is a new front-engine, rear-wheel drive sports coupe. The car will offer a more affordable alternative compared with the larger SLS AMG that starts well above $200,000. The all-new model will feature a lightweight design built on an advanced aluminum spaceframe.
The AMG GT will be offered in both a Base and S model. Both versions will be powered by a twin-turbocharged 4-liter AMG V8 engine. The engine will produce 456 horsepower in the Base model and up to 503 horsepower with 479 lb-ft of torque in the S version. Both versions get a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The exterior features a conventional 2-door arrangement versus the gull-wing doors found on the more expensive SLS AMG. The car also gets a liftback tailgate instead of a conventional trunk.
Pricing & Release Date
Pricing for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT will start at $129,900. We expect the AMG GT to begin arriving at dealerships in April 2015. The S model will debut first and the Base will reportedly follow approximately one year later.