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2018 Mercedes-AMG GT: Overview

What’s New for 2018?

The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT lineup grows this year to include four trims (GT, GT S, GT C and GT R) and two new convertible roadsters (GT and GT C). Although all models use the same 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8, horsepower varies from a low of 469 hp in the base car to a high of 577 hp in the rowdy GT.

What We Like

Beautiful styling; impressive performance; retains traditional hydraulic power steering; surprisingly reasonable price tag for an exotic Mercedes-Benz

What We Don’t

No gull-wing doors; tricky rear end; challenging visibility See the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT models for sale near you

Overview

If you’re looking for a performance car with the 3-pointed star on the hood, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT is one of the coolest things you can get right now. Featuring sleek styling, an amazing engine lineup and excellent performance, the GT is the new flagship coupe and roadster in the brand’s model range.

The GT picks up right where the popular SLS AMG left off, though the newer version makes two distinct changes. For one, the SLS’s unique gull-wing doors are gone, replaced instead by traditional doors with normal hinges. Additionally, the price tag is very different. The GT starts at "just" $113,395 with shipping ($125,400 for the roadster). The GT S bumps the price to $133,400, while the GT C tips the scales just shy of $146,000 ($158,000 for the roadster). The GT R lists for $158,000, but can push close to $195,000 when fully loaded.

So what’s the GT like? Thrilling, thanks to a standard twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that makes big power: The base-level GT model offers 469 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque, while the GT S boasts 515 hp and 494 lb-ft. Zero to 60 comes at 3.9 and 3.7 seconds, respectively. The GT C bumps output to 500 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque, while the GT R maxes out at 577 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque and posts a zero to 60 mile per hour run of just 3.5 seconds.

Not surprising given its Mercedes-Benz badge is the fact that the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT is luxurious, too. It touts a long list of standard features, including automatic high beams, front and rear parking sensors, keyless access with push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control and a navigation system with an 8-inch center display. Of course, there’s also a wide range of personalization options, such as the $4,500 Burmester sound system and $8,950 AMG Ceramic Composite Braking System, so you can have your AMG GT just about any way you like.

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