Mercedes Gives Base AMG GT A Power Boost To 523 HP, Axes GT S From The Range

Following the reveal of the hardcore Black Series, Mercedes turned its attention to the base AMG GT, giving it more power and more standard equipment than before.

The twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 of the entry-level Mercedes AMG GT is now boosted to 523 HP (530 PS), an increase of 53 HP over the previous model’s 469 HP. The launch of the updated AMG GT spells the end of the AMG GT S variant, with the range now including the AMG GT, AMG GT C, AMG GT R, AMG GT R Pro, and AMG GT R Black Series.

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In addition, Mercedes has made the adaptive AMG Ride Control suspension, the electronic rear differential and the composite braking system a standard fit on all AMG GTs, along with a lithium-ion starter battery and the ‘Race’ driving mode.

Moreover, models equipped with the optional Dynamic Plus package can be fitted with the rear axle steering option to further improve the sports car’s handling.

Customers will also be able to spec their new AMG GT Coupe and Roadster in the Night Edition trim. This adds the AMG Exterior Night Package, along with black brake calipers, the AMG radiator grille in dark chrome, blacked-out headlights, and model-specific alloy wheels.

The Night Edition also includes a carbon-fiber roof on the Coupe and a black fabric top for the Roadster, while color options include the Obsidian Black Metallic, Selenite Grey Metallic, and Designo Graphite Grey Magno.

Inside the enhanced Mercedes-AMG GT Night Edition you’ll find a pair of AMG Performance seats, an AMG steering wheel dressed in Dinamica microfiber with black steering spokes and shift paddles, black Nappa style leather upholstery with diamond quilting and trim elements in black piano lacquer (optionally in carbon fiber/black piano lacquer).

The updated Mercedes-AMG GT is now available to order in Europe, with prices in Germany starting from 119,079 euros ($139,581 in current exchange rates) for the Coupe and 130,679 euros ($153,178) for the Roadster. The first examples are scheduled to arrive in dealerships this November.

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