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autoviva2014-09-10 11:15:27

New AMG GT unveiled by Mercedes

Sports coupé was developed to compete with the Porsche 911

 
 
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The new sports model will be available in two versions, GT and GT S

The successor of the SLS AMG, the second production model from AMG has finally been presented. Called AMG GTGT Gen.1AMG GT Gen.1Germany, 2014 > present11 versions
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and is reaching the market in the first quarter of next year. The world premiere will take place in early October at the Paris Motor Show.

The new model rear-wheel drive sports coupé from AMG shares some body elements with its predecessor, but is shorter, and marks the debut of a brand new V8 4.0-liter twin-turbo.

"With the new GT, we are positioning Mercedes-AMGAMGAMGGermany, 1966 > present17 models
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an even more aggressively than to date," said Executive Director of AMG, Tobias Moers.

The new M178 engine

Despite that at launch AMG has opted to put on sale first a sportier version, the new sports model will be available in two versions, GTGTAMG GTGermany, 2014 > present4 photos
and GT SGT SAMG GT SGermany, 2014 > present4 photos
.

Both versions will be equipped with the newly developed AMG M178 engine. Created from scratch the new direct injection 4.0 liter V8 engine is the first production road car engine with two internal turbochargers. With a compact design this new engine offers improved throttle response and reduced emissions, thanks to the proximity of the catalysts.

In the GT version the new engine delivers 462hp and 600Nm of torque and can reach 100km/h in 4 seconds and a top speed electronically limited to 304km/h. The vehicle consumes on average 9,3l/100km and produces 216g/km of CO2.

With an increase in turbo pressure and other internal changes the sportier GT S version sees power increase to 510hp with a torque of 650Nm. In this case the acceleration time from 0 to 100km/h dropped to 3.8 seconds and the top speed increased to 310km/h. The average fuel consumption and CO2 emissions grew in the GT S version to 9.4l/100km and the 219g/km of CO2.

Both versions of the GT will be combined with the same automatic dual-clutch seven-speed from the SLS, but with some updates.

Design

The design of the GT will keep the exaggerated proportions of the SLS, despite receiving some details of more contemporary style compared to the more traditional lines of its predecessor. Besides receiving hinged front doors at the expense of the "gullwing" style from the SLS, the new Mercedes-AMG model adopts a "liftback" tailgate instead of the conventional format, allowing better access to 350 liters capacity.

In order to provide the new car driving capacities, the new AMG GT is slightly smaller than the SLS. Thus, the new car is 4546mm long, 1939mm wide and 1289mm high. That means it is 92mm shorter than the SLS AMG, but has the same width and is 27 millimeters taller.

Among the aerodynamic developments we can identify an active rear spoiler. It is embedded in the tailgate and goes up at high speed to increase downforce of the car.

As the SLS, the new coupe is based on a structure of light aluminum body, which according to the AMG weighs 231 kg.

Encyclopedia
AMGAMG
GT Gen.1GT Gen.1
GT SGT S
Engine
V 8
Displacement
243 cu in
Top Speed
193 mph
Transmission
7, Double Clutch
Maximum power
510 hp @ 6250 rpm
Type
Fixed-head coupé
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
25.02 US MPG
price
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annual ownership cost
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