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Mercedes Super Bowl spot harkens back to tortoise and hare

With just six automakers scheduled as advertisers during the 2015 Super Bowl, they sure aren’t trying to keep things a surprise ahead of the kick off. After already teasing its spot days ago, Mercedes-Benz is the latest to fully reveal a minute-long commercial for the game. The whimsical ad mode…


Chris Harris falls in love with Mercedes-AMG GT at Laguna Seca

It’s not every day that an automaker goes down a market segment and still comes off as even more ambitious, but that’s exactly what Mercedes has done with the new AMG GT. While the SLS was bigger and more expensive, with the new GT, Mercedes has set its sights on one of the most iconic sports ca…


Mercedes AMG GT3 racecar due in 2016

Our life with the Mercedes-AMG GT has only just begun, and a full life it looks like it will be. The latest in preposterous two-doors from AMG is launching in GT and GT S flavours, but a few more branches of the family tree are already planned: a racing entry for the FIA GT3 championship is sche…


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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AMG GT won’t be one-generation and done like SLS, says Mercedes

The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT is one of the company’s biggest performance car product launches in a long time, as a less expensive but still sleek coupe to replace the fabulous SLS AMG. The 503-horsepower GT S doesn’t hit the road in the US until the spring of 2015 and the 456-hp GT follows a year…


2015 Mercedes AMG GT. 2014 Paris Motor show

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Being an AMG owner, new cars from AMG always get my attention. The new GT and GT S Model have my attention. Cars always look different in the flesh than do in pictures. This car is no exception to that rule.

When I first saw photos and videos of the GT, I was not impressed by the rear end. Early reports of the development of this car (not a direct replacement for the SLS) suggested that AMG was designing a 911 fighter. To me, the rear looks very Porsche. I don’t know if that was co-incidence or purposeful.

On the way to work the other day, I was behind the latest 911 and I couldn’t believe the resemblance of the GT to it.

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Mercedes-AMG GT joins the Just As Good In Person club in Paris

There are cars debuting in Paris this year that we’ve heard virtually nothing about until we showed up at Porte de Versailles, and others that we’ve hotly anticipated seeing for months or more. The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT falls distinctly into that second category. Approaching this year’s…


Mercedes Unveils AMG GT, Sets 911 in Sights

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Mercedes-Benz unveiled the replacement to the outgoing SLS, the AMG GT this morning, ahead of it’s public debut at the Paris motor show next month. Targetting the Porsche 911, the new AMG GT sits in a new segment in the Mercedes-Benz lineup.

Powered by an all new 4.0L V8 Biturbo, the powerplant pumps out 510hp in S guise, allowing the AMG GT S to hit 60mph in a scant 3.6 seconds, along with a 194mph top speed. The base AMG GT model is rated at 462hp, hits 60mph in 3.8 seconds, and tops out at 190mph. The engine features a hot V configuration, where the turbochargers are nestled within the V, resulting in a more compact design. A wet sump version of the engine will power the all new C63, due out in January of next year.

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Mercedes-AMG GT to debut on September 9

Mercedes-Benz kept the SLR McLaren around for a solid eight years. The SLS AMG hasn’t even been around for five, but already Benz is preparing to roll out its next sports car. We’ve been anticipating the arrival of the new Mercedes-AMG GT for some time now, but now we’ve got the exact date of…


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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