Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster Added to Lineup


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“…high driving dynamics with an emotional open-air experience.”Tobias Moers, Chairman, Mercedes-AMG
The Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster is now available in three performance levels, the base GT, the GT S and GT C. With the addition of the S Roadster, the AMG GT family has grown to one dozen different models including four 2-door Coupes, three Roadsters, two customer race cars and three four-door Coupes.

“With the AMG GT S Roadster, our AMG GT family has gained another exceptionally sporty member that combines high driving dynamics with an emotional open-air experience,” said Tobias Moers, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG. “The new model represents the perfect alternative for the performance-oriented AMG GT Roadster customer.”

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The new AMG GT S Roadster combines a lightweight aluminum spaceframe, biturbo V8 engine, seven-speed dual clutch transmission, rear axle locking differential, and a sport suspension with aluminum double wishbone axles. Compared to the AMG GT Roadster, the AMG GT S Roadster has received numerous modifications to the engine, suspension, brakes, interior and exterior design. This positions it between the AMG GT Roadster and the more powerful AMG GT C Roadster, now providing a choice of three open-top two-seaters.

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The AMG GT S Roadster is equipped with the AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with adaptive damping adjustment as standard. This fully automatic electronically-controlled system adjusts the damping at each wheel to the current requirements. This improves driving safety and ride comfort. The damping is adjusted individually for each wheel, and adapts to the driving style, the road surface, and the selected suspension setting. The ideal operating point can be selected at all times on the basis of extensive information relating to acceleration or the cars speed.

The driver is able to set the AMG GT S Roadster to his/her individual requirements using the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT controller. Five drive modes, “C” (Comfort), “S” (Sport), “S+” (Sport Plus), “RACE” and the individually programmable setup “I” (Individual) are available. These allow a broad range of driving experiences – from comfortable to very sporty.

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As standard, the AMG GT S Roadster is equipped with an electronically controlled locking differential at the rear axle, which is integrated into the compact transmission housing. Its sensitive and fast control raises the critical limit of vehicle dynamics to a new level. It not only further improves the traction of the drive wheels, but also increases the critical cornering speed. The result is that the driver is able to accelerate out of corners earlier and with more power thanks to the improved traction. The vehicle remains more stable when braking from high speed, while the limited-slip differential also improves traction from rest.

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The greatest benefit of the electronic rear-axle limited-slip differential is the even more sensitive and proactive control, which pushes the critical threshold higher, making it even easier to drive at the vehicle’s limits. To deliver optimum cooling, the housing of the limited-slip differential has additional cooling fins.

The AMG high-performance composite brake system is adapted to the enhanced performance of the AMG GT S Roadster. The front axle features composite brake discs measuring 390 x 36 mm with 6-piston fixed callipers, with composite brake discs measuring 360 x 26 mm and single-piston fixed callipers at the rear. The brake callipers are painted in red with “AMG” lettering.

There is also the option of the AMG high-performance ceramic composite braking system with brake discs in size 402 x 39 mm at the front axle and 360 x 32 mm at the rear, together with specially painted brake callipers with “AMG Carbon Ceramic” lettering. Exceptionally short stopping distances, a precise pressure point and outstanding resistance to fading even under extreme operating conditions – the AMG high-performance ceramic composite braking system offers motorsport-like braking performance and weighs around 40 percent less than with conventional composite brake discs.

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The GT S will be launched in the fall of 2018. Pricing has not been released yet but the base price for the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster is $178,000.

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