The introduction of the new Mercedes-AMG GT R & GT C

After the Mercedes-AMG GT 4 door launch in May 2019, Mercedes Benz Malaysia today introduce the new Mercedes-AMG GT R and GT C. Since its appearance in 2014, the AMG GT is constantly reaching the next level of driving performance with motor-racing genes and innovative technical solutions, and today Mercedes Benz Malaysia showcase the pinnacle of their technology in the 2 new cars.

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To start off, the powertrain in the AMG GT R and GT C have been retain from the pre-facelift GT R and GT C. Both cars are powered by the same 4.0L V8 twin turbo engine, while mated to an AMG Speedshift DCT 7-speed transmission. The tune of the engine in the GT R and GT C are slightly different, as the engine in the GT R produces 585hp and 700Nm of torque, whereas the engine in the GT C “only” produces 557hp and 680Nm. This translate to 3.6 seconds from 0-100km/h and a top speed of 318km/h in the GT R, while the GT C do the sprint in 3.7 seconds to 100km/h and tops out at 316km/h, which is 0.1 second slower to 100km/h and 2km/h slower compare to the GT R.

The AMG GT R is a car that is designed to carry out track duties. The wishbones, steering knuckles and hub carriers on the front and rear axles have been manufactured out of forged aluminium to reduce unsprung mass around the car. All these improvements on the rear axle helps reduces the minimal elastic movements of the suspension, while improving vehicle’s driving dynamics.

Both of the AMG GT R and GT C comes with AMG Ride Control, in the GT R, the system constantly measure the amount of roll and pitch of the car, to help provide the maximum grip from the tyres to the road. In the AMG GT C, the AMG Ride Control is a continuously variable, adaptive damping system that is electronically controlled and automatically adapts the dampers on each wheel according to handling situation, speed and road conditions.

On the exterior, the new GT R and GT C comes with a slightly updated headlight. Inside the new headlights, there is a newly designed daytime running light which can switch between daytime running light, navigation light and turn signals. Apart from that, there are the multi-chamber reflector system with three single reflectors each for dipped beam and main beam that illuminates the roads to give the drivers a clear view in the dark.

For the rear, the taillights stayed the same as the pre-facelift GT R and GT C. GT R didn’t change anything at the back, but the GT C do get a new twin trapeze tail pipe covers to differentiate itself from the older cars. New GT R and GT C owners can now opt for a new parking package that comes equipped with a front camera as well as the Parktronic parking sensors, and reverse camera to help the owner to manoeuver the car in tight spaces or parking lots.

Inside the updated AMG GT R and GT C, you get a new telematics architecture which is displayed on a new 12.3-inch fully digital instrument display, and a 10.25-inch multimedia display on the centre console. This system can be found across the Mercedes Benz range of cars. The previously iconic V8 design centre console have now been updated with TFT technology display buttons, which will use intuitive symbols to show the functions and can be operated by a tap from the finger.

If you’re interested in getting the new Mercedes AMG GT R and GT C, you can get the AMG GT C for RM 1,558,888 and AMG GT R for RM 1,712,888.

New Generation of the Mercedes-AMG GT variants and data at a glance:

Model Mercedes-AMG GT R Mercedes-AMG GT C
Number of cyl./arrangement V8 V8
Displacement (cc) 3,981 3,982
Rated output (hp at rpm) 585 at 6,250 557 at 6,750
Rated torque (Nm at rpm) 700/2,100 – 5,500 680/2,100 – 5,500
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s) 3.6 3.7
Top speed (km/h) 318 317
Recommended retail price (OTR w/o Insurance) RM 1,712,888 RM 1,558,888

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