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Base Mercedes-AMG GT And GT S Replaced With Single, More Powerful Model

Mercedes has tidied up the lower end of the AMG GT ladder, replacing two models with one

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Base Mercedes-AMG GT And GT S Replaced With Single, More Powerful Model - News

With the introduction of the new Black Series, the Mercedes-AMG GT range is looking awfully crowded. Perhaps that’s why the lower end of the range is now being consolidated - gone is the 469bhp entry-point to the GT range and the GT S, replaced with a single model that makes more power than both.

The dry-sump M178 twin-turbo V8 is good for 523bhp, 8bhp more than the GT S and a whole 54bhp better than the old base GT. That’ll do nicely.

Base Mercedes-AMG GT And GT S Replaced With Single, More Powerful Model - News

In terms of equipment, the new baby of the AMG GT range is closer to the outgoing S, with ‘AMG Ride Control’ adaptive dampers and an electronically-controlled locking differential fitted as standard. Go for the AMG Dynamic Plus Package, and the option of rear-wheel steering opens up. The GT also gets a new composite brake system, a lithium-ion starter battery and a ‘Race’ mode.

Base Mercedes-AMG GT And GT S Replaced With Single, More Powerful Model - News

Coupe and Roadster variants remain on the menu, and either can be specced as a ‘Night Edition’. This adds black brake callipers, a dark chrome grille, 19-inch front/20-inch rear matte black wheels and (on the coupe only, obvs) a carbon fibre roof. Inside, you’ll find black leather with diamond quilting and a steering wheel coated in Alcantara-like Dinamica microfibre.

Base Mercedes-AMG GT And GT S Replaced With Single, More Powerful Model - News

UK pricing hasn’t been revealed just yet, but in Germany, you’re looking at €119,079.80 for a coupe and €130,679.80 for a Roadster, the former price being not much more than a third of the price of an AMG GT Black Series. The cars will be appearing at dealerships from November this year.