New monster is coming, new 2018 Mercedes AMG GT. Mercedes just revealed its next generation flagship sports car which should take on some of the best vehicles in its niche in the next few years.
AMG GT is the second car built independently by the AMG performance division without using Mercedes’ underpinnings as a base. This high performing luxury coupe will be offered in few more styles and with new engines as time passes by and 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT should be offered in some special editions as well.
Styling – Exterior and Interior
Visually impeccable, people down at AMG division really outdone themselves with the new GT. Long nose with couple of small air inlets on the hood and its sides clearly states what kind of vehicle this roadster is. Frontal fascia is Mercedes coupe’s standard with star and a single stripe, plus a singular oval headlight from both sides. No more gullwing doors, but sometimes you just have to move on. AMG GT is a slow riser as it reaches its rear end which is finished almost in a hatchback manner with large spoiler and thin, angular and rather long tail-lights.
Same as exterior, interior will also be offered in limited number of colors for starters, but the inventory will rise as years go by. As a full luxury sports car, 2018 Mercedes AMG GT will be offered with finest Alcantara and Nappa leather sport seats and cabin furbished with plenty of leather and soft-touch materials all-over. Both wood and carbon fiber accents will adorn the dash which is genuinely sporty with oval presence and a quartet of circular airvents in its center.
Above them, floating touch screen display will do the infotainment job, while some of the controls are moved slightly downwards to the center stack which is dominated by the mid-positioned shifter. Safety features on the AMG GT include a rearview camera system with parktronic, adaptive brakes, collision prevention assist, advanced airbag system and all standard control systems. These are all inclusive, while optional features include lane keeping assist and blind spot assist.
The Engine range and Performance
For its initial year, AMG GT gets a single powertrain option in couple of quite potent forms. 4.0L bi-turbo V8 engine puts up 456 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque in the GT model, while GT S develops 503 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque thanks to some tweaks. Both versions get the same 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and reach 60 mph in less than four seconds, while developing the top speed of 193 mph.
Future models will almost certainly come with more advanced V8 and even V10 or V12 engines in special editions which should appear yearly until 2018. For now, only rear-wheel drive is offered, but don’t exclude Mercedes’ own 4Matic all-wheel drive by the time 2018 Mercedes AMG GT hits the roads.
2018 Mercedes AMG GT MPG and Price details
Fuel efficiency isn’t exactly why this car was built and both models will be rated at around 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. Starting price of around $150,000 probably won’t drop by 2018 and some special models will be even more expensive.
2018 Mercedes AMG GT is going to be more colorful than its predecessors but it will still remain the same high-performing machine with striking design and meticulous attention to details. Mercedes will surely build upon this roadster in next couple of years and add some new models and specs to the lineup.