Mercedes-AMG GT R
Fuel consumption combined: 11.4 l/100 km
CO2 emission combined: 259 g/km | Emission Statement 
Mercedes-AMG GT R
Fuel consumption combined: 11.4 l/100 km
CO2 emission combined: 259 g/km | Emission Statement 
Affalterbach. From the world's most demanding racetrack directly onto the road: Never before has Mercedes-AMG packed so much motorsport technology into a production vehicle than into the new
Mercedes-AMG continues to grow and is expanding the top end of its product range with the introduction of the new
"With the new
The concept with front mid-engine and transmission in transaxle configuration on the rear axle, a tried-and-tested feature of the
Close collaboration between design and aerodynamics experts
Aerodynamics engineers and designers worked together more intensively than ever during development of the new
The design of the
Unbridled forwards thrust even when stationary: the front end
The low-slung front section and the forwards-inclined radiator grille create a distinctive
The more V-shaped arrow-like appearance of the front end also enhances the dynamic looks, thus embodying the uninhibited forward thrust of the
The wide front splitter reduces lift at the front axle. Additional Air Curtains on the outside of the front fascia calm the airflow, improving the Cd value of the
All-new active aerodynamics profile in the underbody
A special engineering feat is the completely new active aerodynamics profile, which is concealed almost invisibly in the underbody in front of the engine. At a speed of
The driver can feel this in the steering: the
This innovation was developed using computer simulation at first and then optimized during many hours in the wind tunnel. The results were confirmed in extensive test drives, including on the North Circuit of the Nurburgring. The new-look aerodynamics profile is barely visible on the underbody and thus blends in harmoniously with the overall silhouette.
When the electrically operated profile is extended, the radiator air outlet opens at the front end and precisely guides the air flow towards the double rear diffuser, which therefore also benefits from an optimal flow of air. This improves the handling stability of the rear axle while reducing the temperature level of the hotspots at the rear. At the same time, the aerodynamics package ensures optimized stopping power by routing more cold air to the wheel discs specifically. To protect against damage, the component is spring-mounted and can therefore flex upwards easily.
Louvres control the airflow: the active air management system
Another technical highlight improving the aerodynamics of the
The louvres are normally closed — including at top speed, during braking and when cornering at high speed. This position lowers drag and makes it possible to route the air to the underbody to reduce front lift even further. Only once predefined components have reached certain temperatures and the demand for cooling air is particularly high do the louvres open and allow the maximum amount of cooling air to flow to the heat exchangers. This calls for highly intelligent and fast control.
The overall aerodynamics concept of the
Powerful and long: the side view
The front wings of super-light carbon add a total of 46 millimeters to the width of the
The side view additionally benefits from the new, optional AMG Performance forged wheels in matte black. The especially lightweight 10-spoke wheel is exclusive to the
The wheels afford a clear view of the brake calipers, which are painted in yellow exclusively for the
Emphasis on width and aerodynamic optimization: the rear end
The rear end also features numerous, conspicuous innovations: The new aluminum side walls widen the rear of the
The wider design of the rear fascia with large outer vent openings and vertical swaging improves the airflow at the rear end, as does the double diffuser. The overall heat dissipation of the silencers is optimized as the warm air is exhausted by the double diffuser while driving.
A small air outlet is incorporated between the tail lamps for additional dissipation of the heat generated by the rear silencer. A further distinguishing feature of the
The large rear wing is rigidly mounted on the hatch and increases the downforce on the rear axle. The aerofoil mounts are painted in vehicle color whereas the blade is finished in high-gloss black. Depending on the type of use or racetrack conditions, the precise angle of the blade can be adjusted manually — yet another technique also used in motorsport.
The result: all of the aerodynamic measures combined increase the surface contact at top speed by
Individual set-up: AMG coil-over suspension
The suspension of the new AMG high-performance sports model is also systematically designed for racetrack use. Wishbones, steering knuckles and hub carriers on the front and rear axle are manufactured entirely out of forged aluminum in order to reduce the unsprung masses. The double-wishbone concept locates the wheel firmly, with minimal elastic movements. The high camber and toe-in stability results in high cornering speeds and also provides the driver with an optimum feel for the road when cornering at the extreme limits.
The uniball spherical bearings on the lower wishbones of the rear axle are also inspired by motorsport. They are significantly more wear-resistant than wishbone bushings and due to their design have no play, which means toe-in and camber do not change even under high loads. As a result, the
In addition, the rear axle is fitted with a thicker tubular anti-roll bar. It has been adapted to the heightened driving dynamics requirements of the
The new AMG coil-over suspension was designed specifically for the
The coil-over suspension is combined with the
Furthermore, the driver can adjust the adaptive damping characteristics at the touch of a button in the AMG DRIVE UNIT or by using the
Conventional suspension measures include the wider front and rear track as well as the standard-fit
Agility and stability: the active rear-wheel steering
Two steering actuators replace the conventional control arms on the rear axle of the
Up to a speed of
Once the speed of the
The active rear-wheel steering not only improves cornering, it also assists the driver in the event of sudden evasive maneuvers and thus enhances active safety, This makes the
The standard 3-stage ESP® with the settings
Grip to the power of nine: AMG TRACTION CONTROL
In ESP OFF mode, another innovation allows the driver to exert even more influence on the handling characteristics of the
Control is via a special rotary switch located in the center console below the ventilation outlets. Depending on the setting, the system permits more or less slip on the rear wheels very helpful in varying road conditions. Level 1 is programmed for driving in the wet with high safety reserves. Level 9 allows maximum slip on the rear axle. A luminescent band of LEDs around the rotary switch indicates the current setting this display logic likewise has its origins in motorsport. In addition, the setting is indicated on the instrument cluster's central display.
The AMG development has a major advantage over conventional systems in that it anticipates situations with the help of a virtual µ(mu) simulator and other data processed by a control unit within fractions of a second. The maximum permissible slip on the driven rear wheels is calculated depending on the selected
The driver receives assistance for one of the most challenging aspects of driving, namely selecting the optimum engine torque and the optimum torque increase when accelerating out of a turn. Drivers can get as much grip as they want and have dialed in. The precisely measured power delivery of the engine when accelerating out of a turn is one of the most important criteria for achieving a top lap time.
Electronically controlled: the rear-axle limited-slip differential
As standard, the
Variable ratio: speed-sensitive sports steering
The speed-sensitive sports steering features a variable steering ratio, which enhances vehicle handling and agility at low speeds while maintaining driving safety at high speeds. The power assistance is a particular highlight: It responds not only depending on the given road speed, but also according to the current lateral acceleration and the selected
Ready to race: the interior design
To give the driver of the new
The wide-looking dashboard is reminiscent of a powerful wing and continues the aviation design theme. Four central spotlight-style vents and the individual vents at the right and left ends of the dashboard reinforce this impression. In conjunction with the high beltlines, the concave-shaped door paneling and the dynamic center console, the
The shape of the dominant center console reminiscent of a NACA air intake and the authentic materials suggest that it has been adopted directly from motor racing. Positioned centrally, the free-standing central display is another eye-catching feature. Attention to detail is also echoed in the
The new AMG Interior Night package likewise comes as standard. In this package, the shift paddles, steering wheel bezel, door sills and boot cross member are finished in high-gloss black, which combines with the standard-specification AMG Interior Piano Lacquer package to further emphasize sportiness. As an option, customers can order the trim in matte black carbon fiber.
More equipment, less weight: AMG Lightweight Performance
One key factor that influences the performance of a sports car is weight.
The weight-optimized spaceframe is made of die-cast and extruded aluminum sections. The high bending and torsional strength of the entire design enables extreme linear and transverse forces from the drivetrain and suspension to be absorbed and transferred. Unwanted flexibility is thus reduced, with the vehicle responding precisely and directly. The result: The driver experiences a sports car with maximum dynamics that responds with outstanding precision.
Materials from motor racing
A host of further measures contributes to weight reduction as part of the AMG lightweight-performance strategy. A variety of components all play a role in this respect. The use of carbon fiber, the lightweight and high-strength material from motorsport, helps to achieve the ambitious goals. Carbon fiber is the material of choice for, among other things, the front wings, the roof and the torque tube between engine and transmission.
Now weighing in at just
Further weight advantages come from the standard-fit forged wheels, the titanium rear silencer and fewer soundproofing materials. Overall the new
New: carbon-fiber tunnel cross for maximum torsional rigidity
The AMG experts designed the new lightweight-construction component to reduce the weight while also increasing the torsional rigidity. The new carbon-fiber tunnel cross of the
It further stiffens the body considerably for withstanding the high torsional loads that occur during racing. To this end, it braces the two vehicle sides against each other even more effectively in the tunnel area for the torque tube, increasing the torsional rigidity by some
Over and above this, two diagonal braces in the engine bay stiffen the front end. In the
Intelligent mix of materials: composite wheel-catch struts
The AMG lightweight construction experts use an intelligent material mix for the so called wheel-catch struts made of a composite material. In an accident, these components help to guide the front wheels onto the side members as part of the intended crash kinematics, and to catch them there. The composite struts are about
Fade-resistance and consistent performance: the brakes
The high-performance composite brake system ensures excellent deceleration and high fade-resistance with internally ventilated and perforated brake discs of diameter
A ceramic high-performance composite brake system is available as an option. The advantages of this system are a weight saving of
More power, more torque, faster response: the engine
The heart of the new high-performance athlete is pumping stronger than ever: the AMG 4.0-Liter Biturbo engine in the
The increase in performance was achieved with the help of new turbochargers with modified compressor machining, smaller wastegate aneroid capsule and sharpened engine mapping. The boost pressure supplied by the turbochargers has been increased from
A correspondingly modified application of the accelerator characteristics, charge-pressure build-up and transmission parameters ensures that the engine responds to load changes even more spontaneously and that gear changes are effected with even greater speed. The fact that the two-mass flywheel is
The eight-cylinder unit thrills with its spontaneous response, precisely measured power output and linear power delivery with powerful thrust in all engine speed ranges, all of which makes the car far easier to control when driving at the limit. To make this possible, the sophisticated engine control electronics also take into account the current driving status and control the accelerator characteristics as a function of the occurring lateral forces also.
The AMG 4.0-Liter V8 engine features the tried-and-tested twin turbochargers, which are not mounted on the outside of the cylinder banks but rather inside the V configuration — experts call it a
For optimum power output even when outside temperatures are high,
The combination of twin turbochargers and direct petrol injection with spray-guided combustion increases thermodynamic efficiency and output. Particularly fast and precise piezo injectors spray the fuel at high pressure into eight combustion chambers. Multiple injection occurs on-demand, ensuring a homogeneous fuel/air mixture. The delivery of fuel is electronically controlled and fully variable for a fuel pressure between
The aluminum crankcase is produced using sand casting technology and features a closed-deck design. This ensures extreme strength while keeping the weight as low as possible, and allows high injection pressures of up to 140 bar.
The NANOSLIDE® coating of the cylinder liners is also used in the Formula One engines of
Four overhead camshafts control a total of
The dry sump lubrication also ensures the oil supply even with high lateral forces and allows the engine to be installed lower, thus moving the center of gravity closer to the road and forming the basis for high lateral acceleration.
The engine for the
Even more suitable for the racetrack: the dual-clutch transmission
The seven-speed dual-clutch transmission configured in transaxle layout at the rear axle has likewise been extensively revised by the AMG developers, who modified the hardware and the software to make the transmission even more suitable for the racetrack. First gear in the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission has a longer ratio, while seventh gear and the final drive have shorter ratios to allow a more agile acceleration experience overall and very spontaneous response to fast accelerator pedal movements.
The previous limits governing shift performance and response time have been extended substantially. The
Drivers can tailor the
Comfort and agility: the dynamic engine and transmission mounts
Dynamic engine and transmission mounts are likewise installed as standard in the
Mercedes-AMG resolves these conflicting objectives using dynamic mounts, which adjust their stiffness continuously and almost instantaneously to the respective driving conditions and handling. This function is performed by a special control unit, which identifies handling situations on the basis of CAN data, is connected to the electronic limited-slip rear differential and thus ensures optimum balanced driving dynamics. AMG has gone a step further in the implementation of this technology: the engine and transmission mounts are even actuated independently of each other. The advantage of this innovative solution is that it provides an additional substantial improvement in driving precision and lateral dynamics.
Pure sound: the AMG performance sports exhaust system
The specially developed exhaust system not only delivers genuine racing car sound, it also saves around six kilograms of weight compared with the
With its special, hexagonal form, the large tailpipe tip centered in the rear fascia emphasizes the car's motor-racing character. Two more tailpipes are located on the left and right in the diffuser. Their tips are sheathed in carbon fiber like in motorsport to protect the diffuser against high exhaust temperatures. The exhaust system features two infinitely variable exhaust flaps as standard, which have a direct influence on the sound of the
The exhaust flaps open and close depending on the selected
The market data
The models at a glance:
|Mercedes-AMG GT R|
|Engine||4.0-Liter V8 Biturbo with direct injection|
|Output||430 kW (585 hp) at 6250 rpm|
|Peak torque||700 Nm at 1900-5500 rpm|
|Driven wheels||Rear-wheel drive|
|Transmission||AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7 speed dual-clutch transmission|
|15.0/9.2/11.4 l/100 km|
|Combined CO2 emissions||259 g/km|
|Weight (DIN/EC)||1555*/1630** kg|
|Power-to-weight ratio||2.66*/2.79** kg/hp|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h||3.6 s|
|Top speed||318 km/h|
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