Mercedes-AMG GT and Mercedes-AMG C 63 ready for launch

Ryan Joseph Ramos October 6, 2014
Mercedes-AMG GT 001

The Mercedes-AMG GT

After being shown to the world at the recent Paris Motor Show, the latest Mercedes AMG offerings – the Mercedes-AMG C 63 and Mercedes-AMG GT – are now up for order, with pricing starting at €115,430 (somewhere around $146,000) for the GT and €76,100.501 (a shade over $96,200) for the C 63.

In case you’ve noticed, the new models are also the first to feature the new naming convention for AMG high-performance variants. It may take some getting used to, but rest assured that these fresh AMG models are still in line with the brand’s motto of ‘Driving Performance’.

Case in point: the Mercedes-AMG GT, only the second top-end model developed exclusively in-house by AMG. Designed for a dynamic driving experience, the sports car features a front mid-engine and ‘intelligent aluminum lightweight construction’.

The GT, which will come with a GT S variant, sports AMG’s new 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine that gives the GT 462 hp and the GT S 510 hp. Top speed is rated at 310 kph, with a 0-to-100-kph acceleration time of 3.8 seconds.

In addition, AMG has designed the GT to have the kind of efficiency and practicality that tops its segment. That’s not saying much as these are still high-end. top-of-the-line sports cars, but it is good to know that you’re at least driving one of the most efficient ones out on the market.

Mercedes-AMG C 63 Edition 1

Mercedes-AMG C 63 Edition 1

There will also be an ‘Edition 1’ variant of the GT S, which will be given exterior and interior detailing that befits its badge. Included in the package is a black aerodynamic package, carbon-fiber roof, Night package exterior fittings and trim, and 10-spoke light alloy wheels. As for the interior, black nappa leather and an Interior Black Diamond package are included, among others.

The Mercedes-AMG C 63 is also designed for a dynamic drive. It also runs on a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine, which was developed closely alongside the one on the GT. Power range is pegged at 476 hp, with the C 63 S variant at 510 hp. It also sports a 3-stage AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension, AMG DUNAMIC SELECT transmission modes, as well as a high-performance composite braking system, among others. Saloon and estate variants are available.

The Mercedes AMG C 63 and C 63 S are also slated to get ‘Edition 1’ variants with exclusive sporty packages and customizations.


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