As the replacement for the Mercedes-AMG SLS, the AMG GT S was one of the most holy anticipated cars of last year. When it was finally unveiled last fall, the automotive community was thoroughly impressed with everything from the power-train to the exterior design of the car. Mercedes has now announced the pricing, set a rather low $129,000.
The AMG GT S is not nearly the most expensive model in the Mercedes line or the AMG line, and its predecessor, the SLS AMG, cost closer to $200,000. The AMG GT S competes well with the Porsche 911 competition, costing $20,000 less than the slightly more powerful 911 Turbo and being on par in terms of pricing with the less powerful Porsche 911 GT3.
The base AMG GT will also go on sale this spring for slightly less than the $130,000 AMG GT S. The AMG GT range uses Mercedes’ new 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8, the technical specifications of which are listed below.
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Bore x stroke||83.0 x 92.0 mm|
|Cylinder spacing||90 mm|
|Compression ratio||10.5 : 1|
|Output||510 hp at 6250 rpm|
|Output per litre||128 hp/litre|
|Max. torque||650 Nm at 1750 – 4750 rpm|
|Torque per litre||163.2 Nm/litre|
|Maximum engine speed||7200 rpm|
|Maximum charge pressure||1.2 bar|
|Peak pressure||130 bar|
|Engine weight (dry)||209 kg|
|Emissions standard||Euro 6|