Car News 12 Jan 2017

The new 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT range revealed

Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the new GT range during the Detroit Motor Show. The updated GT range gets more power, styling tweaks and an all new GT C model.

2017 marks Mercedes-AMG’s 50th anniversary, to celebrate they have refreshed the whole GT range and adding a brand new model. The new GT C slots between the GT S and below the range-topping GT R. The GT C produces 557bhp and 502lb ft of torque. The car has a 0-62mph time of 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 196nph.

The new model features active rear-wheel steering, larger rear wheels and a wider track. The car is available as a Roadster or Coupe. The GT C will be launched as a special limited-run ‘Edition 50’ model receiving unique paint finishes, gloss interior trim, badges, additional option packs and forged alloy wheels.

All models in the range have been tweaked for more power and torque from the 4-litre V8 engine. The entry-level GT now produces 476bhp and the faster GT S outputs 522bhp and the top of the range GT R has been beefed up to 585bhp.

The GT range now comes standard with AMG’s ‘Airpanel’ active air management system and the new ‘AMG Track Pace’ system. There is a new grille design and updated infotainment tech.  The GT S, GT C and GT R all come standard with adjustable adaptive suspension, ‘Race’ model and electronic limited-slip differential.

The new GT’s will land in the UK in summer. Mercedes-AMG are yet to release pricing, although expect increases across the range.

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