2017 Mercedes-AMG GT Overview
The 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT is a two-door performance coupe that carries a starting MSRP of $111,200. This German sports car is the model that replaced the popular Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, which was the first Mercedes vehicle that was designed by the automaker’s AMG high-performance division. In fact, the Mercedes-AMG GT was so well received in its first year that Motor Trend gave the GT S coupe its 2015 Best Driver’s Car award. The new Mercedes-AMG GT competes with the Audi R8 V10, Porsche 911 Carrera S, and the Chevy Corvette Z06.
What’s New for the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT?
A new base model is being introduced for the 2017 model year that comes with the same twin-turbo V8 motor as the GT S trim, but the entry-level model has been tuned down to just 456 horsepower. However, this reduction in power has allowed the automaker to price the base model at approximately $20,000 less than what it asked for the most affordable version of the AMG coupe it offered a year ago. The higher-level Mercedes AMG-GT S further distinguishes itself from the base model thanks to Nappa leather, red brake calipers, an AMG adaptive exhaust, and a Burmester premium sound system.
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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT Exterior
The 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT features a one-of-a-kind exterior design that is perhaps highlighted by its enormous grille and its extended hood, which hints at the enormous levels of power that lie just beneath. In addition, this Mercedes coupe also comes standard with a distinctive AMG exhaust system and full LED lighting all the way around the car, as well as eye-catching 19-inch AMG wheels. Exterior color options include Magnetite Black Metallic, AMG Solarbeam Yellow Metallic, and Iridium Silver Metallic.
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Exterior available on the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT
- AMG sport exhaust, LED daytime running lamps and taillamps, Full-LED headlamps, Heated power-folding side mirrors, 19-inch AMG twin 5-spoke wheels
Exterior available on the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT S
- 19-inch front/20-inch rear AMG twin 5-spoke wheels
2017 Mercedes-AMG GT Performance
As previously mentioned, the new entry-level Mercedes-AMG GT comes standard with a handcrafted 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine that cranks out 446 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. This powerful engine is matched with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, which allows the coupe to zip from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. If that somehow is not enough power, buyers can look towards the GT S model that comes with the same 4.0-liter biturbo V8, but this tuned-up version of the motor packs 503 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. These additional ponies allow the Mercedes-AMG GT S to rocket from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 3.7 seconds.
2017 Mercedes-AMG GT Efficiency
The 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT yields EPA-estimated fuel economy of 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. The higher-level GT S trim yields the same efficiency ratings as the GT model, despite providing nearly 50 additional horsepower. Furthermore, every new Mercedes-AMG GT comes standard with a 19.8-gallon fuel tank.
2017 Mercedes-AMG GT Interior
The 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT provides seating for two people and comes standard with a long list of luxury amenities. For starters, both the driver and passenger will sit on heated AMG performance seats with memory function, while dual-zone automatic climate control keeps the cabin at the owner’s desired temperature. In addition, those people who opt for the GT S model will be rewarded with a Burmester Surround Sound system, which they can use to listen to their favorite tunes from today’s most popular artists. Also, in terms of available cargo space, the Mercedes-AMG GT provides 10.1 cubic feet of storage room in its trunk.
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Interior available on the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT
- Multifunction steering wheel, AMG DRIVE UNIT with E-SELECT, AMG Nappa leather performance steering wheel, Rearview camera, Heated power AMG performance seats with memory, MB-Tex/DINAMICA upholstery, Dual-zone automatic climate control, Stainless steel door sill trim, COMAND with touchpad controller, 8.4-inch freestanding display, AMG menu with RACETIMER®, 5 years of Mercedes-Benz mbrace Connect, Dual USB audio ports, HD Radio™ receiver, Bluetooth audio streaming, SD card reader
Interior available on the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT S
- AMG Nappa/DINAMICA Performance steering wheel, Nappa leather upholstery, KEYLESS-GO with power decklid release, Burmester Surround Sound system, 8-inch freestanding display
2017 Mercedes-AMG GT Safety
The 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT comes standard with stability control, antilock brakes, eight airbags, and a rearview camera. In addition, Attention Assist technology also comes standard on this coupe that uses sensors to monitor up to 70 different signs of driving behavior. If this system detects signs that a driver may be exhibiting tired driving behaviors, then it can alert the driver with both visual and audible warnings to help get their attention. The Mercedes-AMG GT has yet to undergo crash safety tests for either the NHTSA or IIHS, but that’s not uncommon for performance cars that are produced in limited volumes.
Standard Safety Features
- Eight air bags
- ATTENTION ASSIST
- Brake Assist (BAS®)
- COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS
- Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)
- Antilock Braking System (ABS)
- Adaptive Highbeam Assist