Since its launch in 2015, the Mercedes-AMG GT has been a front engine, rear-wheel drive, 2-passenger, high-performance machine. The new second generation 2024 AMG GT, which will go on sale in 2024, has a fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drivetrain and optional 2+2 seating. Powering all four wheels is the AMG hand assembled 4.0 litre V8 twin-scroll biturbo engine. The top of the range GT 63 4MATIC+ has 585 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. It is capable of 0-100 km/h runs in just 3.2 seconds on the way to a top speed of 315 km/h or 195 mph.
“The new AMG GT Coupé combines highly dynamic driving characteristics and distinctive sportiness with a high level of everyday comfort” Michael Schiebe, Chairman of the Management Board of Mercedes‑AMG
“Our new GT is clearly the top-of-the-line product in our diversified portfolio and is therefore not only AMG’s youngest brand shaper, but also a clear commitment to the sports car made in Affalterbach. With the new dimension concept and optional 2+2 seats, we are directly responding to the wishes of our customers.”
The GT 55 4MATIC+ is powered by a V8 with 476 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. O-100 km/h takes 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 295 km/h or 183 mph. Each engine is assembled by hand by one person at their factory in Affalterbach, Germany. ‘One Man, One Engine’. The name of the person who assembled the engine is engraved in a plaque mounted on the engine.
Power is sent to all four wheels via the AMG Speedshift MCT 9 speed automatic transmission with wet multi-disc start-off clutch, which replaces the torque converter. The GT runs on 20 inch rims with 295/35 ZR 20 tires up front and 305/35 ZR 20’s in the rear. 21 inch wheels are available as an option. The GT’s bodyshell is made from lightweight materials including aluminium, magnesium, and fibre composites resulting in high rigidity and low weight.
2024 Mercedes-AMG GT Standard Features Include:
The GT has six drive programs; Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport +, Individual and RACE. Each setting is specifically programmed to maximize the desired driving condition. The standard AMG TRACK PACE software is part of the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system. It can record more than 80 data components 10 times per second including speed, acceleration, steering angle and brake pedal actuation. 40 of those parameters can also be displayed live, up to four at a time. Lap times, sector times, upcoming corner angels and braking points can also be displayed in the navigation and heads-up display. Like a virtual instructor, previous cornering lines and braking points can be displayed allowing the driver to improve on their cornering lines and braking points.
Stopping the GT is a high-performance composite dual-circuit hydraulic brake system with lightweight brake discs. Up front it has 390 mm composite brake discs, internally ventilated and perforated, 6-piston aluminium fixed callipers. In the rear are 360 mm composite brake discs, internally ventilated and perforated, 1-piston aluminium floating callipers. It has ABS, Brake Assist and 3-stage ESP.
The new second generation Mercedes-AMG GT has been designed to be more practical than the first generation. Its exterior is larger, it has a larger cabin, it is now available as a 2+2, and it has more luggage space. And now that it comes with all-wheel drive, it can be driven in more inclement winter weather than its rear-wheel drive predecessor.
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