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Mercedes-AMG GT S
In the Mercedes-AMG GT S, the already outstanding performance of the Mercedes-AMG GT is boosted even further. With additional highlights that allow the vehicle systems to be configured in a way that will make the driver yearn for a race track, the Mercedes-AMG GT S is an outstanding expression of the essence of AMG.
AMG 4.0-LITER V8 BITURBO ENGINE
AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission
Mercedes-AMG GT on the "Circuit of the Americas".
The new Mercedes-AMG GT S embodies the sensual purity of sportiness and emotion. The two-seater is characterized by hallmark rear-wheel-drive proportions. The V8 biturbo front mid-engine ensures optimum weight distribution, which forms the basis for superb driving dynamics. The long hood with its pronounced powerdomes, the greenhouse, which has been moved far back, the large wheels and broad tail end, make up the distinctive looks. The large tailgate conceals a practical luggage compartment.
10-Spoke design, titanium grey, 19/20"
High-performance composite braking system, red calipers
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Front End Design.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT models are all identifiable by the distinctive AMG Panamericana grille. Underscoring the motor sport heritage, the grille features 15 chrome-plated, vertical bars, which echo the look of the latest Mercedes-AMG GT3 customer sport racing car. The new front apron emphasizes the car's width, making it hug the road. The large outer air inlets guarantee a sufficient supply of cooling air to the engine.
The Mercedes-AMG GT S comes standard-equipped with silver, 10-spoke light-alloy wheels, 9 x 19 inch (front) and 11 x 19 inch (rear), with 255/35 R 19 and 295/35 R 19 tires. A host of different design and color variants are available as options such as the black matte, ultralight forged wheels in cross-spoke design with high-sheen rim flange or painted in titanium gray and polished, both featuring fully integrated wheel bolt covers.
Also new are light-alloy wheels with mixed tires, such as the 5-twin-spoke 48.3/50.8 cm (19/20-inch) wheel in high-sheen titanium gray, or in high-sheen matte black, 265/35 R 19 on 9 J x 19 ET61 at the front and 295/30 R 20 on 11 J x 20 ET68 at the rear.
High-Performance Composite Braking System.
AMG high-performance composite braking system
Large, internally ventilated and perforated brake disks provide excellent deceleration. The use of composite technology increases fade resistance and reduces weight. This weight reduction lowers the unsprung masses on the wheel, thereby improving the response of the spring/damper elements.
AMG ceramic high-performance composite brake system
The AMG ceramic, high-performance composite brake system offers racetrack braking performance. It is immediately recognizable by the special bronze brake calipers with black "AMG Carbon Ceramic" lettering. The discs, which are made of a carbon fiber reinforced ceramic material, are produced under vacuum conditions at 1700 degrees Celsius. This special material and the applied production process give the brake discs a particularly high degree of hardness. The resultant resistance to extreme loads and heat gives rise to a service life many times longer than that of a gray cast-iron brake disc. The ceramic brake discs are around 40% lighter than conventional composite brake discs.
Performance Exhaust System.
Emotionally appealing soundscape or discreet background noise: adjustable exhaust gas flaps allow the sound of the AMG Performance exhaust system to be regulated to suit the driver's preference. To do so, the driver simply presses the exhaust flap button in the center console. The transmission mode selected also influences the sound characteristics.
Special features of the selectable AMG Performance exhaust system:
- The driver can adjust the sound characteristics using the exhaust flap button in the center console or by selecting the appropriate transmission mode using the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT Controller, in a range that extends from moderately sonorous to emphatically sporty
- Adjustment via two variable exhaust gas flaps – without any effect on performance
- Sporty and emotionally stirring sound when the exhaust gas flaps are open
- Quieter cold starts
Based on its extensive standard equipment, the Mercedes-AMG GT S offers plenty of room for individual wishes.
AMG Aerodynamics package
A large front splitter that ends in flics at the front wheel arches, and a fixed rear wing and flics on the front wheel arches increase the negative lift force. Consequently, handling is improved at high speeds, in particular lateral acceleration, driving stability and the braking distance. The Aerodynamics package is rounded off by specific side skirt attachments that create a strikingly sporty look.
AMG Exterior Carbon package
With sporty details in carbon fiber, this package brings a significant level of dynamism to the vehicle when viewed at any angle. The front splitter, the fins in the wing, the exterior mirror housing and the single-section diffuser in the rear apron are made of carbon fiber.
AMG Exterior Chrome package
The high-quality high-gloss chrome finish lends select exterior elements a uniform appearance in terms of color, shine and quality. It stands out thanks to its cool, highly transparent look.
AMG Exterior Night package
Elements in high-gloss black underscore the vehicle's expressiveness and sportiness from the front splitter and the radiator grille louvre, to the exterior mirror housings. The effect is made complete by two black tailpipe trim elements.
The interior design embodies maximum emotion and sensual purity. Radically low, sporty proportions create a unique sense of spaciousness. Clearly drawn components and their authentic materials highlight the dynamic character and instantly generate excitement: Anyone opening the door discovers an exciting interplay between the deep, sloping dashboard and a dominant, arched high center console, a design which evokes emotions and impresses with its perfection.
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The central "aviation design" theme, which is the hallmark of Mercedes-Benz sports cars, has been restyled. The extreme emphasis on the width of the dashboard, which creates an impression of a powerful wing, dominates the cockpit of the Mercedes-AMG GT S. 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 Mercedes-AMG GT S comes across as a genuine driving machine and consummately integrates the driver into the cockpit thanks to the low seat position.
AMG DRIVE UNIT.
Featuring controls in a stylized V8 arrangement, the AMG DRIVE UNIT is the control center for the sports transmission as well as all driving dynamics functions. The AMG E-SELECT selector lever, the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT Controller and various buttons can be used to adjust the mode, transmission and ESP®, for example. The driver can change between the R, N and D transmission settings in the most direct manner possible by just nudging the AMG E-SELECT lever. When the vehicle is stationary, the Park position is activated by simply pressing the "P" button. This happens automatically when the engine is switched off.
The AMG DYNAMIC SELECT Controller can be used to call up the predefined modes "Comfort" (C), "Sport" (S), "Sport Plus" (S+) and "Race" plus an individually configurable mode (I*). In so doing, each individual mode changes the vehicle parameters depending on the vehicle equipment, the aim being to offer the driver an optimum driving experience in every driving situation. Selecting a mode changes the settings for the drive system, the transmission tuning, the steering, the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension, the selectable AMG Performance exhaust system, the ESP® and the ECO Start/Stop function. The "M" button activates manual mode, which allows the driver to change gear manually at all times. In addition, the AMG DRIVE UNIT has a button for selecting the ESP® levels, a button for manually adjusting the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension, a button for the selectable AMG Performance exhaust system and a button for manually controlling the retractable rear aerofoil, which depending on the car's equipment is located in the center console or the upper control panel.
Performance Steering Wheel.
For an even better grip during sporty maneuvers, the grip area on the AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather is finished in DINAMICA microfiber. The sporty design is completed by silver-colored aluminum shift paddles and a 12-o'clock marking.
AMG sports seats
The AMG sports seats in the Mercedes-AMG GT S provide good lateral support for both the driver and the front passenger even under high lateral acceleration and offer exceptional seating comfort. Their distinctive contours, the AMG badges and the integrated head restraints all come together to emphasize the car's sporty look.
AMG Performance seats
The more pronounced seat contours and the adjustable side bolsters of the optional AMG Performance seats improve quite tangibly the lateral support given to the driver and front passenger. Their distinctive design gives the interior a sporty flair all of its own.
Always ready for the next challenge. Always ready to give more: The already outstanding performance of the Mercedes-AMG GT is boosted still further in the Mercedes-AMG GT S. The car impresses with its clearly enhanced potential. Brutal, when the V8 biturbo starts up with its output of 384 kW (522 hp) and torque of 670 Nm. Thrilling, when the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sport transmission translates the power into acceleration. Magnificent, when the switchable AMG Performance exhaust system gives off its sound.
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AMG 4.0-Liter-V8-Biturbo Engine.
A power unit with performance figures at motor racing level, the V8 biturbo with two inner-V turbochargers is designed for top performance, and dynamic engine mounts adapt to any driving situation. Thrilling: the explosive response with enormous tractive power.
Mercedes-AMG is restructuring the range of output/torque variants of the 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine. The output from the GT S has been increased by 9 kW (12 hp) to 384 kW (522 hp), with the peak torque climbing 20 Nm to 670 Nm.
AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-Speed Sport Transmission.
The AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sport transmission is a dual-clutch transmission. It comprises two sub-transmissions, one of which transfers the tractive power to the wheels, while the other already preselects the next gear. This forms the basis for spontaneous gear changes and extremely short shift times. When kickdown mode is used, the electronic controller skips individual gear ranges instead of changing down through each individual gear. This enables fast sprints.
When downshifting, the double-declutching function is much more than a highly emotional sound experience. It stabilizes the vehicle and minimizes unwanted load change reactions, for example when braking prior to bends. Another basic advantage is the fact that the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sport transmission is positioned on the rear axle for ideal weight distribution. This transaxle design optimizes traction. Power transmission occurs via a carbon fiber drive shaft, which rotates at engine speed and is extremely strong while weighing only 3.9 kilograms. The engine and transmission are thus connected in a way that makes them resistant to bending and at the same time, torsionally rigid and as such, they support each other. This sophisticated solution means the entire drivetrain is virtually free of play.
AMG RIDE CONTROL Sports Suspension.
The AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with adaptive adjustable damping provides three different suspension modes. The driver is able to choose between "Comfort", "Sport" and "Sport+" with the touch of a button, or by selecting the mode that optimizes the damping characteristics for the current driving situation from highly comfortable for cruising to sporty and firm for cornering at speed, for example. The suspension also delivers impressive racetrack performance thanks to its implementation of the double-wishbone concept that has proven to be so successful in motorsports. This is shown, above all, in the excellent lateral dynamics and driving stability at high speeds. The damping system of the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension operates continuously. This improves handling safety and ride comfort. The damping tuning is controlled individually for each wheel and is dependent on the driving style, the road surface condition and the selected suspension setting.
AMG DYNAMIC PLUS Package.
Even more enhanced vehicle dynamics and even sportier vehicle handling come courtesy of the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package. In addition to dynamic engine and transmission mounts, it includes a more firmly tuned sports suspension and specifically tuned steering. The result is better performance with optimized handling. An AMG Performance steering wheel in DINAMICA microfiber, plus yellow highlights in the instrument cluster, complete the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package.
A technical highlight for the Mercedes-AMG GT S is rear axle steering. The intelligent principle: at low speeds (up to 100 km/h), the rear wheels steer in opposite directions. To the driver, this feels like a virtual shortening of the wheelbase, providing for first-class agility in response to spontaneous changes of direction. Steering movements in the same direction at higher speeds (from 100 km/h) act like an extended wheelbase and increase driving stability at the critical limits.
AMG Rear-Axle Steering.
As an optional extra, the AMG rear-axle steering provides support in any situation and in any speed range. The rear wheels steer in the opposite direction up to a speed of 100 km/h, which the driver experiences as a virtual shortening of the wheelbase, providing first-class agility when spontaneously changing direction. When parking, the driver likewise benefits from a small turning circle with noticeably reduced steering effort. Above 100 km/h, the rear wheels steer in the same direction as the front wheels. This makes the vehicle even easier to control since, in this case, the sensation is that of an extended wheelbase. This increases driving stability even further at the limits of dynamic driving. The faster build-up of lateral force compared with a non-steered rear axle specifically translates into improved lap times on the race track for driving professionals.