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12 months 2017 will mark the 50th anniversary of AMG. To kick off celebrations which is able to span over the whole 12 months, the Affalterbach-based efficiency division of Mercedes-Benz will current a bunch of latest and particular version fashions. The very first on the checklist are the brand new Mercedes-AMG GT variants, which acquired a bundle of thorough optical and technical upgrades proper in time for the brand new yr.
The AMG GT household underneath the C 190 and R 190 mannequin collection now contains at least six variations in each Coupe and Roadster guises, as follows: GT Coupe, GT Roadster, GT S Coupe, GT C Coupe, GT C Roadster and GT R. The face of the brand new GT and GT S is now characterised by the hallmark AMG Panamericana grille, which first made its official debut on the GT R variant. The GT C is now additionally provided in Coupe physique, after being launched on the premiere of the Roadster fashions in Autumn 2016. For the start, this model might be solely offered as a particular GT C Version 50 mannequin.
The GT C Version 50 might be obtainable in two exterior colors: designo graphite gray magno and designo cashmere white magno. Additional exterior appointments embody the black-coloured solid twin-spoke alloy wheels and black chrome highlights on the Panamericana grille, aspect skirts, entrance wings, air vents, exhausts and rear diffuser. On the rear finish, the particular “GT Version 50” badge on the boot lid reminds concerning the exclusiveness of this efficiency coupe. Inside, the darkish tones of the outside are transposed because of the STYLE nappa leather-based upholstery in silver pearl/black with gray diamond-patterned contrasting topstitching and DINAMICA microfiber leather-based coating for the steering wheel, which additionally options the 12 o’clock mark colored in silver pearl and the “AMG Version” lettering.
The technical updates embody, amongst different, the energetic rear-axle steering and the AIRPANEL energetic aero system borrowed from the GT R mannequin. The baseline GT fashions are geared up with the AMG M178 four.Zero-litre V8 BITURBO engine which now delivers 476 hp, a 14 hp improve in comparison with the outgoing mannequin era (2014 – 2016). Moreover, the GT S Coupe has additionally acquired an output enhance of 12 hp as much as 522 hp. The GT C variants (GT C Version 50 and Roadster) are boasting 557 hp of peak output, whereas the range-topping GT R, provided solely as a Coupe, is rating excessive at 585 hp.
Learn extra official particulars and see extra unique photos of the brand new Mercedes-AMG GT lineup within the following press launch. Take pleasure in!
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
Affalterbach – Mercedes-AMG celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017. To the theme of “50 Years of Driving Efficiency”, the sports activities automobile and efficiency model is marking the event by extending the AMG GT household of sports activities vehicles with the brand new Mercedes-AMG GT C. Therefore, the AMG GT C Roadster will now be joined by a Coupé model of the identical mannequin line. Positioned between AMG GT S and AMG GT R, the brand new car will initially be obtainable solely as a particular Version 50 mannequin. On the identical time, the Mercedes-AMG GT and AMG GT S are being visually and technically upgraded whereas receiving much more energy.
“With the AMG GT C, we are actually increasing our portfolio of sports activities vehicles to 6 fashions plus the AMG GT3 buyer sport racing automobile. In underneath three years, the second car to be developed by us completely in-house has grown right into a household providing a extremely dynamic driving expertise in quite a lot of varieties. We’re kicking off our anniversary yr with the unique Version 50 mannequin of the brand new AMG GT C Coupé. We’re additionally taking this chance to refine the AMG GT and AMG GT S each visually and technically,” says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Administration of Mercedes‑AMG GmbH.
Shared distinguishing characteristic: the brand new entrance finish
The brand new fashions are identifiable by the distinctive AMG Panamericana grille, which is now shared by all AMG GT fashions. Underlining the motor sport heritage, the grille options 15 chrome-plated, vertical bars, which echo the look of the newest Mercedes‑AMG GT3 buyer sport racing automobile. The brand new entrance apron emphasises the automobile’s width, making it sit flatter on the highway. The big outer air inlets assure the provision of cooling air to the engine.
Now on all AMG GT fashions: AIRPANEL energetic air administration system from the AMG GT R
All AMG GT variants now sport a particular technical spotlight from the AMG GT R: the AIRPANEL energetic air administration system. Vertical louvres within the backside of the entrance apron could be opened and closed by an electrical motor in round one second to ensure the required quantity of cooling. Consistently attaining the best place calls for very smart and quick management.
Throughout regular driving with no elevated cooling demand, the louvres are closed for decreased drag and the air is directed on the underbody. This improves the aerodynamic effectivity of the autos. Solely when sure elements attain predefined temperatures and the air demand is especially excessive do the louvres open to permit the utmost cooling air circulate to the warmth exchangers.
As a part of this new design measure, the engine oil cooler on all AMG GT fashions has moved from the entrance to the wheel arches. Alternatively, the principle radiator retains its place on the entrance.
New output variants: the AMG four.Zero-litre V8 biturbo engine
Mercedes-AMG is restructuring the vary of output/torque variants of the four.Zero‑litre V8 biturbo engine. Therefore, the AMG GT entry-level mannequin now places out 350 kW (476 hp), i.e. 10 kW (14 hp) greater than earlier than. As well as, with 630 Nm, the fundamental model of the eight-cylinder machine now delivers an additional 30 Nm of peak torque for even better tractive energy. The identical figures will apply to the GT Roadster from its market launch.
The output from the GT S grows by 9 kW (12 hp) to 384 kW (522 hp), with the height torque climbing 20 Nm to 670 Nm.
The subsequent stage is marked by the C variants of the Coupé and Roadster with 410 kW (557 hp) and 680 Nm peak torque. The highest of the road is the AMG GT R with 430 kW (585 hp) and 700 Nm of torque.
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Additional-enhanced driving dynamics: the brand new AMG GT C
Just like the Roadster unveiled in Paris, the brand new AMG GT C, too, impresses with further-enhanced driving dynamics courtesy of quite a few technical highlights from the Mercedes-AMG GT R. The brand new car will launch within the type of a particular Version 50 mannequin. Just like the AMG GT R, the brand new member of the household is identifiable by its broad, muscular rear finish and enormous wheels. Different technical measures embody the broader rear observe and energetic rear axle steering.
The brand new rear aspect partitions make the AMG GT C a complete of 57 millimetres wider than the AMG GT and AMG GT S, giving it precisely the identical dimension because the AMG GT R. The muscular styling creates house for bigger wheels and a wider observe. Each measures improve the traction whereas permitting greater cornering speeds. The likewise wider rear apron of the AMG GT C improves the airflow on the rear. In widespread with the AMG GT and AMG GT S, the rear aerofoil is built-in into the bags compartment flap and is electrically prolonged or retracted at predetermined speeds, relying on the chosen drive program.
Borrowed from motor sport: the AMG sports activities suspension
The AMG sports activities suspension, too, confirms the motor racing heritage of the AMG GT household. Wishbones, steering knuckles and hub carriers on the entrance and rear axles are made completely from solid aluminium to scale back the unsprung lots. As well as, the wheels are situated by double wishbones. The ensuing camber and observe stability permits excessive cornering speeds whereas giving the motive force optimum, extremely exact highway suggestions proper as much as the very excessive important cornering limits.
Within the AMG GT C, the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports activities suspension is mixed with infinitely variable, adaptive adjustable damping. The electronically managed system routinely adapts the damping on every wheel to the instantaneous driving scenario, velocity and highway circumstances.
Even better agility: energetic rear-axle steering from the AMG GT R
The brand new Mercedes-AMG GT C responds much more sensitively because of the standard-fit energetic rear-axle steering, which made its debut within the Mercedes-AMG GT R and can also be customary tools on the GT C Roadster. For the AMG GT S, this characteristic is optionally obtainable together with the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS bundle. The system permits an excellent higher mixture of agility and stability – dealing with traits which are usually in opposition to one another.
As much as a velocity of 100 km/h, the rear wheels level in the other way to the entrance wheels. The AMG GT C turns into corners with considerably greater agility, delivering even better driving pleasure whereas requiring much less steering effort. Beneath on a regular basis driving circumstances, the motive force additionally advantages from a smaller turning circle, resembling when turning or parking.
As soon as the velocity of the AMG GT C rises above 100 km/h, the system factors the rear wheels in the identical route because the entrance wheels for perceptibly improved dealing with. On the identical time, the lateral drive on the rear wheels builds up significantly sooner on modifications of route, this dashing up the response to the steering. The driving force additionally notices that the automobile delivers huge rear-axle grip and excessive stability on quick modifications in route, with out the same old tendency for the rear finish to interrupt out.
Commonplace tools: rear-axle limited-slip differential
In widespread with the AMG GT S and AMG GT R, the AMG GT C comes as customary with an electronically managed rear-axle limited-slip differential, which is built-in into the compact transmission housing. Its delicate and quick management raises the important restrict of auto dynamics to a brand new stage. It not solely additional improves the traction of the drive wheels, but additionally will increase the important cornering velocity.
Unique tools bundle: AMG GT C Version 50
The brand new AMG GT C will launch as an unique particular Version 50 mannequin to mark the landmark yr of the corporate, which was based in 1967 and can have fun its 50th anniversary in 2017.
The Version 50 might be obtainable in two unique particular paint finishes: designo graphite gray magno and designo cashmere white magno. To offer the outside a particular look, black chrome highlights are utilized to the aspect skirt trim, the entrance splitter, the trim strips within the air inlets of the Panamericana grille, the fins on the aspect air shops within the entrance wings, the moulding on the rear diffuser and the exhaust tailpipe trims. The floor of the cross-spoke AMG solid wheels has been harmonised with the black chrome parts of the outside.
The inside is marked by a distinction between black and silver. This color scheme is adopted not solely by the trim in STYLE unique nappa leather-based in silver pearl/black with gray diamond-patterned contrasting topstitching, but additionally by the black AMG Efficiency steering wheel in DINAMICA microfibre with gray contrasting topstitching, “Version” lettering on the steering wheel bezel and 12 o’clock mark in silver pearl.
To emphasize the sporty character, the Version 50 comes as customary with the AMG Inside Night time bundle, which incorporates such options as steering wheel spokes, shift paddles and door sill panels in black.
The interaction between mild and darkish is additional accentuated by silver seat belts and black chrome trim. The top restraint of the AMG Efficiency seat is embossed with “GT Version 50”.
New choices for AMG GT and AMG GT S
Along with a technical improve courtesy of energetic aerodynamics, greater output/torque and energetic rear-axle steering, the replace of the AMG GT mannequin household additionally consists of vital additions to the scope of apparatus. A number of latest optionally available extras might be obtainable in future.
The brand new tools packages embody the AMG Exterior Chrome bundle with trim in high-gloss chrome and the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS bundle, which is now additionally obtainable for the AMG GT.
The AMG Inside Night time bundle, which comes as customary within the AMG GT R, is now additionally optionally obtainable for the opposite Coupés of the AMG GT household. This bundle consists of the AMG Efficiency steering wheel in DINAMICA microfibre with spokes and shift paddles in high-gloss black. The cross-strut within the baggage compartment in addition to the trim within the backrest of the optionally available AMG Efficiency seats are additionally in high-gloss black. The bundle is rounded off by stainless-steel door sill panels in black, optionally illuminated in white with AMG lettering.
The motor sport heritage is additional visually accentuated by the AMG Exterior Carbon Fibre bundle, which makes use of high-grade sight carbon fibre for the entrance splitter, aspect fins on the air shops within the entrance wings, exterior mirror housings, aspect skirt inserts (AMG GT C solely) and rear diffuser.
Wider selection of particular person tools objects
The brand new particular person tools objects for the AMG GT and AMG GT S additionally means a big improve for the sports activities vehicles. Together with the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS bundle, for instance, it’s also attainable to order energetic rear-axle steering for the AMG GT S.
Additionally new are light-alloy wheels with blended tyres, such because the 5-twin-spoke 48.three/50.eight cm (19/20-inch) wheel, painted in high-sheen titanium gray, 265/35 R 19 on 9 J x 19 ET61 on the entrance and 295/30 R 20 on 11 J x 20 ET68 on the rear or the 5-twin-spoke 48.three/50.eight cm (19/20-inch) wheel, painted in high-sheen matt black, 265/35 R 19 on 9 J x 19 ET61 on the entrance and 295/30 R 20 on 11 J x 20 ET68 on the rear (each obtainable from Q3 2017).
The brand new optionally available STYLE Unique nappa leather-based trim in diamond-patterned macchiato beige is now additionally obtainable to offer an particularly high-grade look & really feel to the AMG GT and AMG GT S. Consolation at excessive exterior temperatures is heightened by optionally available seat local weather management for the AMG Efficiency seat.
AMG Monitor Tempo to be used on the race observe
The brand new AMG Monitor Tempo characteristic is optionally obtainable for the whole AMG GT household. It turns the smartphone into a private racing engineer. Clients can use the app to analyse and enhance their driving model on the observe in addition to sharing with different AMG drivers on Fb, YouTube or the AMG Personal Lounge.
The app for the Apple iPhone® connects to the AMG GT fashions by WiFi. The car then sends a bunch of knowledge to the app in real-time, resembling velocity, gear, steering angle, time, place and acceleration.
Lap or sector occasions on race tracks could be saved. Quite a few observe profiles are already saved on the app for this goal. Drivers can even report and save extra race tracks themselves. As well as, the Apple iPhone® digicam information the efficiency on the race observe, the motive force then receiving an interactive video of their racing expertise with all of the telemetry information superimposed.
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