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The Mercedes-AMG GT sports car has entered its second generation, expanding its focus to practicality and comfort in an effort to become the ideal everyday sports car. While the GT maintains the same general look as its predecessor on the outside, stepping inside will reveal a newly optional 2+2 seating layout, and it gets immense performance upgrades on a new platform shared with the brand's SL roadster.




The sports car's familiar profile is enhanced by wider rear haunches, and its longer and wider dimensions tone down the exaggerated RWD proportions of the previous model. The latest GT is available as a coupe only, as droptop duties are left to the mechanically-similar SL. Despite its evolutionary design approach, the new AMG GT is built on a new architecture to make room for the extra seating and larger cargo area, and as a result every body panel has been reworked. The GT rides on standard 20-inch wheels, though larger 21-inch wheels are optional.


AMG's distinctive Panamericana grille remains the centerpiece of the GT's front end, and while the actual grille doesn't change much, it appears visually larger with a gloss black extension at the bottom. Combined with the thin vertical air intakes, the look seems to be largely inspired by the late Black Series model. The headlights are less angular than before, gaining understated DRLs above the headlamps. At the rear, the changes are so minimal it could be mistaken for the last generation, featuring slim taillights that are now united by a gloss black trim piece with reshaped lighting elements.





The premium interior looks to be a near carbon copy of the SL, borrowing the same 11.9-inch infotainment system and 12.3-inch digital intstrument cluster as the ones found in the roadster. The new center console has very few physical controls, as opposed to the plethora of interior switchgear found in the last model. In front of the driver sits an updated AMG Performance steering wheel, while luxurious sports seats with a massage function can be supplanted by performance seats with extra bolstering. Buyers who opt for the new 2+2 seating option will find two additional seats mashed behind the front seats, though their cramped accomodations are no different from other four-seat sports cars. The rear seats fold down to reveal an expansive 23.8 cubic feet of cargo space, which is a decent number for a sports car. Without the extra room, the GT provides just 11.3 cubic feet in back.




Under the hood, the GT retains its 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8, though it's been retuned to squeeze out more horses and torque while complying with Euro 7 emission standards. Exact power depends on the model, with the entry-level GT 55 pumping out 469 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque from its V8 engine. This enables a 0-62 mph run of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of around 183 mph. Meanwhile, the more powerful GT 63 generates 577 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, accelerating from 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds and maxing out at a top speed of just over 195 mph.


The GT routes power to the wheels through a 9-speed automatic transmission, which trades out its torque converter for a new wet starting clutch. While the previous AMG GT sent power exclusively to the rear wheels, the latest model switches to a fully variable 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive setup. The standard system also adds an electronic rear-locking differential, an active aero kit, active roll stabilization, active rear-axle steering, and the AMG Active Ride Control suspension.




The second-generation Mercedes-AMG GT should reach U.S. dealers in the first half of 2024, while more powerful variants, including a plug-in hybrid E Performance model making well over 800 hp, will arrive later on. Pricing is expected to exceed that of the SL roadster, which means it will start at well into the six figures.


Do you prefer the latest AMG GT over the first-generation model?

Image Credits: Mercedes-AMG
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2024 Mercedes-AMG GT Debuts With More Power And Practicality, Up To 577 HP

The Porsche 911 rival adds an optional 2+2 seating layout and standard AWD.

The Mercedes-AMG GT sports car has entered its second generation, expanding its focus to practicality and comfort in an effort to become the ideal everyday sports car. While the GT maintains the same general look as its predecessor on the outside, stepping inside will reveal a newly optional 2+2 seating layout, and it gets immense performance upgrades on a new platform shared with the brand's SL roadster.




The sports car's familiar profile is enhanced by wider rear haunches, and its longer and wider dimensions tone down the exaggerated RWD proportions of the previous model. The latest GT is available as a coupe only, as droptop duties are left to the mechanically-similar SL. Despite its evolutionary design approach, the new AMG GT is built on a new architecture to make room for the extra seating and larger cargo area, and as a result every body panel has been reworked. The GT rides on standard 20-inch wheels, though larger 21-inch wheels are optional.


AMG's distinctive Panamericana grille remains the centerpiece of the GT's front end, and while the actual grille doesn't change much, it appears visually larger with a gloss black extension at the bottom. Combined with the thin vertical air intakes, the look seems to be largely inspired by the late Black Series model. The headlights are less angular than before, gaining understated DRLs above the headlamps. At the rear, the changes are so minimal it could be mistaken for the last generation, featuring slim taillights that are now united by a gloss black trim piece with reshaped lighting elements.





The premium interior looks to be a near carbon copy of the SL, borrowing the same 11.9-inch infotainment system and 12.3-inch digital intstrument cluster as the ones found in the roadster. The new center console has very few physical controls, as opposed to the plethora of interior switchgear found in the last model. In front of the driver sits an updated AMG Performance steering wheel, while luxurious sports seats with a massage function can be supplanted by performance seats with extra bolstering. Buyers who opt for the new 2+2 seating option will find two additional seats mashed behind the front seats, though their cramped accomodations are no different from other four-seat sports cars. The rear seats fold down to reveal an expansive 23.8 cubic feet of cargo space, which is a decent number for a sports car. Without the extra room, the GT provides just 11.3 cubic feet in back.




Under the hood, the GT retains its 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8, though it's been retuned to squeeze out more horses and torque while complying with Euro 7 emission standards. Exact power depends on the model, with the entry-level GT 55 pumping out 469 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque from its V8 engine. This enables a 0-62 mph run of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of around 183 mph. Meanwhile, the more powerful GT 63 generates 577 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, accelerating from 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds and maxing out at a top speed of just over 195 mph.


The GT routes power to the wheels through a 9-speed automatic transmission, which trades out its torque converter for a new wet starting clutch. While the previous AMG GT sent power exclusively to the rear wheels, the latest model switches to a fully variable 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive setup. The standard system also adds an electronic rear-locking differential, an active aero kit, active roll stabilization, active rear-axle steering, and the AMG Active Ride Control suspension.




The second-generation Mercedes-AMG GT should reach U.S. dealers in the first half of 2024, while more powerful variants, including a plug-in hybrid E Performance model making well over 800 hp, will arrive later on. Pricing is expected to exceed that of the SL roadster, which means it will start at well into the six figures.


Do you prefer the latest AMG GT over the first-generation model?

Image Credits: Mercedes-AMG

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