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2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Released

If you have read our previous report about the Mercedes-Benz M178 twin-turbo V8 engine, you may recall the first vehicle to receive this new engine will be the AMG GT. Below are some brief summary:

– AMG GT engine output: 456hp, 443 lb-ft; 0-60 time: 3.9s
– AMG GT S engine output: 503hp, 479 lb-ft; 0-60 time:3.7s
– 7-speed double-clutch transmission
– 47:53 F/R weight distribution
– Double wishbone suspension for both front and rear wheels
– AMG GT S with adaptive damping for the suspension

Before leaving you with the extremely detailed press release below, I would like to briefly discuss one question some guys may be interested: is it possible that Mercedes-Benz put a la...

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Latest Spy Shot: The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT – Cabin Interior and Center Console

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is the successor of the current SLS AMG.

According to Mercedes-Benz, the AMG GT will be smaller, lighter and the most important – cheaper, compared to the SLS AMG.  There are already many spy shots of the AMG GT’s exterior. Today we got the first real photo of its cabin and center console:


Like other latest Mercedes-Benz vehicles, the AMG GT will come with the iPad style, center-mounted LCD screen; the round AC vents are also present.

The AMG GT will be the first Mercedes-Benz vehicle to receive the newly designed M178 V8 engine. For more information about the M178 engine, please see our report here.

If you are interested in how the AMG...

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Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Engine Spec Officially Confirmed

Today Mercedes-Benz officially announced the detailed specification of the upcoming AMG GT’s engine, codenamed M178.

Highlights as below:


The M178 engine is rated at 510 PS (375 kW, or 503 hp) at 6,250 rpm, with a maximum torque of 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) within 1,750 rpm and 4,750 rpm. The same engine will goes into the W205 C63 AMG, but tune to a lower output (probably around 470 – 480hp). The AMG GT will be announced this fall and go on sale next March as a 2016 model.

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