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Paris Motor Show 2016: Mercedes-AMG Takes The Wraps Off The AMG GT Roadsters

Paris Motor Show 2016: Mercedes-AMG Takes The Wraps Off The AMG GT Roadsters expand View Photos

Highlights

  • Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster teased ahead of public debut
  • The car will be showcased at the 2016 Paris Motor Show
  • It will be slotted between the S and R versions of the GT

Mercedes-Benz took the wraps off the highly anticipated AMG GT Roadster and the AMG GT C Roadster. Both these models belong to the AMG GT R family and will be available for sale from February, 2017 onwards across Europe.

 

Both these roadsters have a fabric roof that can be opened or closed in about 11 seconds and at speeds of up to 50 km/h. Customers will be able to choose from three colours of black, red and beige. Also, the three-layered fabric is supported by a magnesium/aluminium/steel structure which keeps the centre of gravity low. Also, there is protection from rollover in the form of aluminium cross-members with rollover bars.

2017 Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster(2017 Mercedes-AMG GT Roadsters)

Both the roadsters can be optionally fitted with AMG's performance exhaust system, which AMG says makes the exhaust note more emotive. The exhaust note changes track every time a different driving mode is selected.

  Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster
Engine 4.0-litre V-8 with twin turbochargers 4.0-litre V-8 with twin turbochargers
Displacement 3,982 cc 3,982 cc
Output 476bhp@6,000 rpm 557bhp@ 5,750-6,750rpm
Peak torque 630 Nm at 1,700-5,000 rpm 680 Nm at 1900-5750 rpm
Drive system Rear-wheel drive Rear-wheel drive
Transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7‑speed dual-clutch transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7‑speed dual-clutch transmission
0-100 km/h 4.0 seconds 3.7 seconds
Top speed 302 km/h 316 km/h

Mercedes AMG will give the customers an option of getting their AMG GT C Roadster fitted with active rear axle steering. This helps the car to corner better, with higher agility and lesser driving inputs. Also, the turning radius is reduced and this makes day to day driving easier. Both the roadsters also get a rear spoiler integrated into the boot lid, which can be electrically extended and retracted at pre-determined speeds and the selected driving mode.

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Another common feature on both the roadsters is the rear-axle locking differential. While the rear differential on the AMG GT C Roadster is electronic, the one on the AMG GT Roadster is mechanical. The body structure on both the cars makes use of various lightweight material alloys of Aluminium and Magnesium, which improves agility and performance.

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There is no word on these models making it to India in the near future, but with Mercedes-Benz, one never knows. We are keeping our fingers crossed.

Also Read: Mercedes-AMG GT S Review

 
(Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster Cabin)

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