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2015 Mercedes-AMG GTS. LA Auto Show 2014

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I think that everything that needs to be said about the AMG GT has been said already. The spiritual replacement for the Mercedes-AMG SLS is a big hit on the review circuit.

I would love the opportunity to review its driving characteristics, but the opportunity has not presented itself yet. Shame. It is such a beautiful car in person. The lines are quite different from what we are used to from Merccedes-AMG. In place of the stronger lines are soft round curves.

The rear end still looks like a Porsche to me. I don’t know if that was intentional being that the GT is a “911 fighter,” or if it is just co-incidental.

You’ll notice the grey car in the gallery has a carbon roof.

The seating position of the car is fabulous with decent visibility out the rear. The seats hug you without being too tight. It is noticeably smaller inside than the outgoing SLS AMG.

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Engine details for the new Mercedes AMG GT

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Mercedes AMG has released a new video on their YouTube channel that gives some more insight into what is going to be under the hood of the all new Mercedes AMG GT.  The GT is intended to be a smaller SLS (not a direct replacement) and is to compete with the likes of the Porsche 911. We are also getting confirmation that the M178 engine will push out over 500 horsepower at 6250rpm and about 480 lb-ft of torque.

AMG is following the industry trend of powering all of their cars with forced induction engines.  AMG is also following other manufacturers by opting to put the turbos in the middle between the cylinder banks.  They call it a “hot inside ‘V’ ” configuration.  This puts the turbos as close as possible to the exhaust side of the cylinders and shortens the routing necessary for the cold side of the turbos.  This should allow for better throttle response.  This configuration also makes for a much more compact engine compared to the traditional mounting of turbos on the outside.

On the AMG GT (C190 model), the M178 engine comes with a dry sump.  This is unlikely to transfer over to the eagerly anticipated C63 that is rumored to be powered by the same 4.0 biturbo V8.  In the video, you can also see that the engine will be sporting twin air to water intercoolers that sit far ahead of the engine.  In fact, it looks like the engine cover is actually covering those intercoolers, rather than the engine itself.  This is because the engine in the C190 will sit behind the front axel for a mid-front engine mounting.

The video also shows what the new AMG GT might look like with a transparent outline of the forth coming sports car.

I, for one, am looking forward to hearing this engine in person.  AMG takes great care in making sure their engines sound superb even when turbo charged.

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