The new Roadsters make hallmark AMG driving performance an even more intensive experience. 'With our two Roadster models, we are strategically expanding the AMG GT family by two exciting variants. With the AMG GT C Roadster, we are also introducing a new model variant to which we have transferred main performance-related components from our top sports car, the AMG GT R. The result: a highly dynamic driving experience in a very exclusive ambience, coupled with that pure roadster feeling,' says Tobias Moers, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
With the two Roadster variants, the Mercedes-AMG GT family has now increased to five members. The two new sports cars with fabric soft tops likewise have the technical genes for which AMG is famous. These include e.g. the lightweight and torsionally rigid aluminium bodyshell plus powerful and efficient V8 biturbo engines. The entry level into the Roadster world is the AMG GT with an output of 350 kW (476 PS). The GT C Roadster adds a completely new output level. With 410 kW (557 PS) it is the more powerful of the two new open-top sports cars.
Technical data at a glance:
|Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster||Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster|
|Engine||4.0-litre V-8 with twin turbochargers and direct injection||4.0-litre V-8 with twin turbochargers and direct injection|
|Displacement||3,982 ccm||3,982 ccm|
|Output||350 kW (476 PS) at 6.000 rpm||410 kW (557 PS) at 5,750–6,750 rpm|
|Peak torque||630 Nm at 1,700–5,000/min||680 Nm at 1,900–5,750/min|
|Drive system||Rear-wheel drive||Rear-wheel drive|
|Transmission||AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed dual-clutch transmission||AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed dual-clutch transmission|
|Acceleration 0–100 km/h||4.0 s||3.7 s|
|Top speed||302 km/h||316 km/h|
|Weight (DIN/EC)||1,595* / 1,670 kg**||1,660* / 1,735 kg**|
The AMG GT C Roadster not only delivers more output and torque, it also impresses with numerous technical highlights from the Mercedes-AMG GT R for even more dynamic performance. Like the AMG GT R, the AMG GT C Roadster is recognisable by its wide, muscular rear end and large wheels. Other technical measures include the wider rear track and active rear axle steering.
The AMG GT C Roadster is also equipped with a lithium-ion battery, and has more exclusive appointments. Standard features include a nappa leather interior, the AMG performance steering wheel in nappa leather/DINAMICA microfibre and the additional transmission mode RACE.
Product may vary after press date on 15.09.2016.
* The figures are provided in accordance with the German regulation “PKW-EnVKV” and apply to the German market only. Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO₂ emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the EU guide “Information on the fuel consumption, CO₂ emissions and energy consumption of new cars”, which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships, from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH and at www.dat.de.