- 3,800 Miles
- Reg Date: 2016
- Year Built: 2016(16)
Chris Harris explaines how special the AMT GT S is in the video below and also Watch Henry Catchpole test the AMG GT S – He’s grining ear to ear too!
Here we have a truly fabulous 2016 Registered Mercedes AMG GT S. Its finished in the Brilliant Blue Metallic with the Exclusive Black and White Leather, both extra cost options. Its travelled just 3,800 miles from new and as you would expect at such low mileage condition is exceptional.
It’s had its first service at Mercedes @ 1,700 miles and manufacturer’s warranty runs to April 2019.
It’s a PREMIUM PACK MODEL and extra cost options extend to £9,025 specification includes COMMAND ON LINE, REAR VIEW CAMERA WITH GUIDANCE, PARKTONIC, ELECTRIC MEMORY SEATS, AUTO DIMMING MIRRORS, COLLISION WARNING SYSTEM, MEMORY PACKAGE, PANORAMIC ROOF, TYRE PRESSURE MONITOR, ADJUSTABLE SUSPENSION, FOLDING MIRRORS, TRAFFIC SIGN RECOGNITION, DAB RADIO, AUTO CLIMATE CONTROL, BURMEISTER PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM, DARK TINTED GLASS, HEATED SEATS, NIGHT PACKAGE, AMBIENCE ILLUMINATION, KEYLESS GO.
Great as the AMG C63 is this model is Mercedes at its best and In a different league, highly rated by the most respected Motoring Journalists and often compared back to back in road tests with the Porsche 991 Turbo.
Evo Magazine said.
The AMG GT enters into an extremely tough sector of the market in terms of competition, but more than holds its own against its rivals. AMG has produced a special car which is more than capable of challenging for the title of best in class.
On the road, the twin-turbo ‘hot V’ V8 produces fearsome pace, while the AMG GT remains equally as impressive on track. From the outside, it’s difficult to argue that it isn’t a hugely good looking car, AMG has also managed to work wonders with the car’s exhaust, meaning you still get plenty of the gutteral V8 sound that the brand is known for despite the move to turbocharging.
It is a much better resolved car than the SLS that went before it (even though Mercedes claims this isn’t a direct replacement, it’s hard not to draw comparisons). The long bonnet remains but now there is a sense that the whole car reacts as one rather than slightly disjointedly front to rear. When you’re pressing on, the GT also shrinks around you in a way that the SLS never quite did. Add in a capacious rear boot accessed via a hatch and doors that open conventionally (we did love the Gullwings, but they could be a pain) and you have a car that you could much more easily use day to day.
Performance and 0-60 Time
In both GT and GT S-spec, the new car is fast. In the more potent S 62mph comes in just 3.7sec, which is faster even than Porsche’s new turbocharged 911 Carrera S.
Engine and Gearbox
Under the lengthy bonnet lives Mercedes’ tightly package ‘hot-vee’ 4-litre V8, which sends drive through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Ride and Handling
Great body control, composure and traction make the AMG GT a serious contender in a class usually headed by the Porsche 911.
Price and Specs
The Porsche 911 is an obvious rival, but the Audi R8 is also a serious threat. Each offer their own merits, and the AMG GT will stand out to some as the winner.
The AMG GT promises 30.4 mpg on the combined cycle, which is no doubt impressive for a car that produces in excess of 450bhp. This number drops to 30.1 mpg on the GT S
In reality, the figure is a bit lower. Like the current generation BMW M4 MPG gains are to be had when driving sedately on the motorway, not really when pushing the car hard, where the turbocharging delivers performance more than anything.
Still, the days of wallet busting 6.2-litre V8 fuel consumption are no longer and what’s perhaps even more impressive is that AMG has managed to improve the economy while delivering an engine that’s almost as characterful.
The AMG GT S puts out 219g/km of CO2, which puts it in the same road tax bracket as a Jaguar F-Type R and crucially, most Porsche 911s.
A three year unlimited warranty along with service intervals of 12,500 miles or every 12 months, makes the AMG GT a fairly easy to live with ownership proposition.
Read the full Road Test here http://www.evo.co.uk/mercedes/amg-gt
Car Magazine said
We never expected the Mercedes-AMG GTS to be bad to drive. But I for one never expected it to be this good. Intoxicatingly fast, comfortable over long distances and blessed with balanced, accessible handling it manages to be both a relaxed grand tourer and an inspiring sports car. It’s a car you’d quickly feel at home driving, but would take far longer to tire of.
Good enough to justify the six-figure price tag? Depends on your point of view. It’s a better car than the £170k SLS it (indirectly) succeeds and different enough to represent a credible alternative to established heroes from Porsche, Aston and beyond.
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