2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupe Draws Admiration from Car Lovers at the 2017 NAIAS
While some rival automakers made the decision to skip the 2017 North American International Auto Show all together, Mercedes brought a slew of new models to the Motor City, including the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C coupe.
This new coupe slots in between the award-winning AMG GT S and range-topping AMG GT R. Like those models, the GT C coupe will wear the company’s new AMG Panamericana grille, which features 15 chrome-plated vertical bars that provide even more style and flare.
The Mercedes-AMG GT C receives its power from a 4.0-liter biturbo engine good for 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque. That powerful motor is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that allows this coupe to zip from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 197 mph. What’s more, the AMG GT C comes with additional equipment that helps improve its performance even further, such as its AMG performance exhaust system, limited slip differential, active rear steering, and an AMG Ride Control sports suspension.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of AMG and to celebrate the occasion, Mercedes will be releasing a special “Edition 50” model, which comes finished in Matte Graphite Gray Magno along with chrome accents. The inside of the vehicle will also be unique, as the “Edition 50” coupe features Nappa leather with grey diamond-patterned contrast stitching. Furthermore, a special Night Package will be included with the GT C. This package comes with unique features like black shift paddles, black door sill panels, and black steering wheel spokes.
The German automaker also announced it will limit production of the “Edition 50” to just 50 coupes and 50 roadsters a piece, making it a collector’s item before it’s ever released. The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C coupe is scheduled to become available later this fall in the US. However, the top-level Mercedes-AMG GT R will become available before then, as it’s scheduled to reach US dealerships this summer.
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