Engine Comparison of the 6 Mercedes-AMG GT Versions

Giancarlo Perlas January 10, 2017

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT S Coupe

Introduced in September 2014, the Mercedes-AMG GT definitely stood up on its own as a worthy successor to the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. Fast forward to two years, its maker expanded the range to a total of six versions.

Now, the brand has the Mercedes-AMG GT, Mercedes-AMG GT S, Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster, Mercedes-AMG GT C, Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster and Mercedes-AMG GT R for customers. Note that we did not include the Mercedes-AMG GT3 here because it is only exclusive to racing teams.

Below is a quick look at the key engine specs of the six models of AMG GT so far. Note that all the cars mentioned have the handcrafted 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine of AMG but some have varying outputs based on Mercedes-Benz USA.

1. Mercedes-AMG GT

The AMG GT produces 469 hp and 465 lb-ft. It has a zero to 60 mph acceleration time of 3.9 seconds and top speed electronically-capped at 189 mph.

2. Mercedes-AMG GT S

The AMG GT S packs 515 hp and 494 lb-ft of torque. The power propels it from zero to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds while its maximum speed is electronically-locked to 193 mph.

3. Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster

The AMG GT Roadster boasts the same output as the standard AMG GT, but its top speed is only electronically-limited to 188 mph.

4. Mercedes-AMG GT C

The AMG GT C takes 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque. The figures enable the car to sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. Its max speed is electronically-capped to 197 mph.

5. Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster

The roadster variant of the AMG GT C shares the same output with its roofed sibling, except the top speed of the roadster is electronically-locked to 196 mph.

6. Mercedes-AMG GT R

The AMG GT R is the most powerful among the models mentioned here. The sports car gives off 577 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The acceleration of the auto from zero to 60 mph is at 3.5 seconds. The AMG GT R can reach up to an electronically-limited speed of 198 mph.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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