When Mercedes-Benz decided to re-enter the sports car segment for the 2016 model year, it didn’t just dip its toe in the water — it dove in headfirst with the all-new 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT in Kansas City, MO. As the model that will take the place of the Mercedes SLS AMG GT as Mercedes-Benz’ flagship sports car, the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT comes with incredibly high expectations, but expectations it is poised to meet.
Set to be available in two trims, the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT in Kansas City MO utilizes advanced engineering and a hand-crafted AMG engine to deliver up to 503 horsepower. After months of teaser and camo images, the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT has finally been revealed to the world, and it looks ready to set the world of sports cars ablaze when it arrives on dealership lots in the spring of 2016.
Under the hood of the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT base configuration rests a 4.0-liter biturbo V-8 engine that generates 456 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. The same engine is used to power the AMG GT S, but output jumps to 503 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. In preliminary speed testing, the base model zipped from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds. The S trim knocks another 0.2 seconds off that time.
The twin-turbo 4.0-liter utilizes dry-sump lubrication, which allows the engine to be installed lower, moving the center of gravity closer to the road to increase lateral acceleration. The new AMG engine, which is the lightest in its segment, also offers more usable power with 470 pound-feet of torque available between 1,750 and 4,750 rpm.
When the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT was officially unveiled in September 2014, reviewers and enthusiasts alike offered accolades toward the new sports car’s design. The wide stance, narrow tail lights, retractable rear spoiler, and prominent Mercedes-Benz star placed on the rear deck-lid all add to the AMG GT’s unmistakable look.
Additionally, the interior of the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT embodies the design style of the AMG brand. The long-swooping dash and low seats are meant to provide a feel similar to that of a pilot in a fighter jet. With authentic materials and a carefully crafted interior design, the feel of Mercedes-Benz luxury comes through even in its flagship sports car. Look for the all-new 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT to arrive in Kansas City, MO at Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City in the spring of 2015. Fill out the form at the top of the page to stay up-to-date regarding AMG GT news.