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  • Launched in 2014
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  • Petrol
  • Launch year
    2014
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Brawny, muscular AMG sports car

Best bits

  •  Incredible engine offers big performance and rousing sounds 
  •  It looks absolutely sensational, and it’s not a, yawn, Porsche 911  
  •  It might not be as impressive to drive as its competition, but it will certainly leave an impression 

Not so great

  • Not as sharp to drive as its very impressive rivals
  • The interior is fussily laid out and some of the materials feel cheap for such an expensive car
  • That interior isn’t just fussy, it’s pretty cramped, too 

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"A muscular sports car that’s rippling with emotive appeal, the AMG GT looks great, sounds sensational but is let down slightly by a haphazard and cramped interior and a drive that, while entertaining, just isn’t able to offer quite the polish of many of its rivals. An entry-level GT is worthwhile, but it gets more difficult a purchase to justify the more you spend. Buy a GT Coupe Edition 476 and you’ll love it, spend more and you might just end up regretting it..."

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"Mercedes-Benz is a curious premium brand, at one end of its wide spectrum it makes trucks, vans and buses, and at the completely opposite end there’s cars like its two-seat sports car, the GT. Technically it’s a Mercedes-AMG GT, but as the slightly unhinged AMG performance division comes under the huge Mercedes-Benz umbrella, we’ll not worry about business semantics here. The GT muscled into the range in 2014, where it replaced the SLS.


The GT follows the SLS here, it’s not a modified Mercedes-Benz, but a standalone model in the Mercedes-AMG line-up. It’s cheaper than the car it replaced, AMG sensibly pushing it down the price spectrum, to open it up to a wider audience to compete better with cars like the Porsche 911 and Audi R8. That’s cheaper, as in still a few pounds shy of £100,000 for the AMG GT Coupe Edition 476, which is the entry-point to AMG GT ownership. Take a, wild, ride up the range and you could spend double that. 


Introduced as a coupe in 2014 in GT 462 PS form and GTS 510PS guises, AMG took a while to get around to taking the roof off it, but a Roadster version did follow in 2017. 


Unlike the SLS before it, with its cool gullwing doors, the AMG GT and its Roadster alternative make do with conventionally opening doors, but the GT does follow the front mid-engined format of that SLS. AMG does also sell a ‘four-door coupe’ under the GT badge, but that’s like Porsche claiming its Panamera is a 911, so if you’re looking for that AMG GT, you'll want to read our review on that instead.


The engine is positioned far back under the bonnet, indeed, pretty much in the middle of the car. The compact, but powerful 4.0-litre V8 features a pair of turbos which nestle within the channel between the V8’s cylinders in what Mercedes-AMG dub a ‘hot V’. 


That has a number of advantages for not just performance, but emissions and economy, that are way too detailed to get into here. Key thing is, it’s a sensational engine, indeed, it’s so good Aston Martin came knocking at AMG’s door when it needed power for its Vantage and DB11 models. Like all AMG engines, each GT’s V8 is hand assembled on AMG’s production line in its Affalterbach home town, lifting the bonnet and reading the plaque underneath highlighting which technician did it for you. 


Being turbocharged, it’s not too difficult for AMG to coax more power from it, and being Mercedes-Benz, it’s created a range of models to justify that. At the entry point is the GT Coupe Edition 476, that 476 relating to its output in PS, the GT C Coupe above that ups the output to 557PS, and if that’s still not enough there’s a pair of track focussed models with 585PS, these being the GT R and GT R Pro. 


The Roadster choice isn’t quite so expansive, with just two models offered, the GT C Roadster with the same 557PS of its identically named coupe, and the GT R Roadster, again with power matching its closest relation. All offer huge performance, sensational sounds from the V8 and while they’re not as precise as some to drive, their brawnier nature giving them a unique, not unappealing character that’s pleasingly different from the sports car norm.   


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Is the Mercedes-AMG GT right for you?

It’s difficult to argue against if you’ve read this far. AMG’s take on a sports car is a little bit different to that of some rivals. The name might say GT, but it’s definitely more sports car than big cruiser, but similarly, it’s not as precise and engaging as the best of its sports car competition. Mercedes-Benz has never really stuck to convention when placing models, its SL a classic example, and the Mercedes-AMG carves its own, not unsuccessful path, through everyone’s concept of a sports car. 


It’s difficult to question with the result, either; a big, characterful V8 powering the rear wheels via a paddle-shifted 7-speed automatic transmission, that looks sensational and sounds phenomenal. It makes more sense at the lower end of the line up, the GT R and GT R Pro too close to more talented rivals to really make sense, but AMG’s a brand with broad appeal, and its flagship sports car is well worth considering.   


What’s the best Mercedes-AMG GT model/engine to choose?

The AMG GT struggles to justify its place among competition as you climb up the range, but at its entry-point it’s definitely a compelling choice. We’d not feel short changed driving out of an AMG dealership with that GT Coupe Edition 476, indeed, compared with the GT C above it and the GT R it looks like something of a bargain. Its 476PS version of AMG’s V8 allows it a 0-62mph time of 4.0 seconds and a top speed of 189mph, the 557PS GT C above it only 0.3 seconds quicker on that sprint and gaining 8mph to its top speed. 


The £40,000 you’ve saved in your pocket from buying that Edition 476 will quickly salve any regret you might have as a GT C pulls slowly away from you on the Autobahn in Germany, and you’ll still stand out from the crowd of ubiquitous Porsche 911s with the Edition 476’s slightly, we’re talking millimetres here, narrower body than the more powerful models. If you want a Roadster it’s GT C only, as there’s no Edition 476 version, making it a bit trickier to recommend.   


What other cars are similar to the Mercedes-AMG GT?

There is the obvious Porsche 911, indeed, pick any sports car and Porsche has a compelling answer. Thing is, if you’re even considering the AMG GT then you’ll likely have owned one or two of them, and fancy a change, or just don’t want another or to follow the norm. 


Other potential rivals include Audi’s R8, the McLaren 540 C, 570 S and even the 600LT topping out against that GT R Pro. The 600LT makes that GT R Pro look a bit heavy handed and blunt. You could buy an Aston Martin Vantage, too, it way more appealing than the upper models in the GT line-up, if significantly more than those at the entry-level point. That’s true of Ferrari’s offerings, too.


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